February 27, 2012
Contact: Scott Jamison
SAINTS DROP 6-5 DECISION TO PASCO HERNANDO
New Port Richey, FL – For the second time this season the Santa Fe Saints (16-6) were on the short end against Pasco Hernando CC, this time a 6-5 decision in New Port Richey. The Conquistadors won 5-4 in Gainesville on February 20.
Ryan Yarbrough started on the hill for Santa Fe and pitched three innings, allowing no runs, four hits and struck out two. Josh Stewart pitched two innings in relief and surrendered three runs on six hits. Felix Roque threw the final three innings and gave up one earned run on four hits.
The Saints took an early 1-0 lead on a fielder’s choice ground out by Graham Ramos. PHCC answered with two in the fourth but Santa Fe’s Mallex Smith tied the game back up with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Pasco retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth but once again SF answered with the tying run on a fielder’s choice by AJ Mazzurco in the top of the sixth. PHCC put three runs on the board in the bottom of the sixth to take a 6-3 advantage.
The Saints scored one in the seventh on a Garrett Greenwell double and one in the ninth on a lead off home run by Graham Ramos, but couldn’t push the tying run across.
Caleb Denmark finished 3-for-3, Graham Ramos was 1-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBI and Garrett Greenwell was 2-for-4.
Santa Fe opens Mid-Florida Conference play on Friday, March 2 at home against Daytona State College at 3:00 PM.
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