Miller and the Saints Take Two From Hillsborough CC

February 2, 2012 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 scott.jamison@sfcollege.edu

SF FASTPITCH

SAINTS TAKE TWO FROM HILLSBOROUGH, 3-2 AND 9-8

Tampa, GA – The FCSAA #4 Santa Fe Saints (4-1) won two close games on the road Thursday afternoon, defeating the Hillsborough CC Hawks by one run each contest. SF pulled out the first game 3-2 and won the second one 9-8 in nine innings.

Erika Garcia (1-0) picked up the victory in game one and was helped in the winning effort by back to back homeruns from Vanessa Ortiz and Karla Claudio-Rivera.

Santa Fe fought back in game two after trailing 5-2 in the seventh inning, scoring three runs to send it to extra innings. In the ninth Alaysia Miller knocked in the go ahead run and Ashley Holton added some insurance runs with a three run homerun. The Saints would need all of them as the Hawks mounted a rally in the bottom of the inning, but came up a run short.

Claudio-Rivera (3-1) earned the win in game two.

Miller finished the afternoon 3-for-4 with two RBI, Kim Booker was 2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI, Claudio-Rivera was 3-for-7 with three runs, a homerun and three RBI.

The Saints next game is on Saturday at State College of Florida-Manatee at 1:00 PM. The first home games for SF are on February 7 at 2:00 and 4:00 PM against Tallahassee CC.

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