Saints Play Elimination Game Today

The Santa Fe Saints committed five errors and failed to come up with the big hit Thursday night in their 4-1 opening round FCSAA State Tournament loss to the State College of Florida Manatees. The Saints will play an elimination game today against Indian River at 1 p.m.

Starting pitcher Brad Markey was sharp nearly all night, taking a no hitter in to the sixth.

Santa Fe jumped on the board first, scoring a run on a two out double by Shane Kennedy in the third inning.

Markey controlled the Manatee hitters until a rally in the eighth put the Saints behind.  SCF loaded the bases on the strength of SF errors and a walk.  A clutch two out triple cleared the bases and gave State College the 3-1 lead.

In the ninth, the Manatees added an insurance run on a suicide squeeze play.

Santa Fe put a runner on in the ninth but couldn’t push any runs across.

The Saints out hit the Manatees 6-3 on the game but committed five errors to  SCF’s zero.

SF plays today in an elimination game against Indian River State College at 1 p.m.  Watch live on www.psblive.com.