Claudio Tosses No Hitter, Saints Sweep South Florida State, 5-3 and 1-0

Claudio Tosses No Hitter, Saints Sweep South Florida State, 5-3 and 1-0

Claudio pitched a no hitter in game 2


Gainesville, FL – Santa Fe pulled out two wins on Saturday afternoon against South Florida State College, the first on a walk off homerun by Megan McDonald and the second in a masterful no hit performance by Karla Claudio.

In game one the Saints (6-4) took a 2-0 lead early on but saw it evaporate in the fourth and fifth when South Florida (8-5) scored three  runs to go ahead 3-2.  Santa Fe answered in the fifth with a run on a sac fly by McDonald to knot the score at 3-3.  In the bottom of the seventh McDonald took matters into her own hands when she blasted a two run walk off homer to left to put the game one victory in the books.

Starting pitcher Ashley Chapman tossed the first three innings before giving way to Amber Maxey (2-0) who finished the final four innings to earn the win.

Game two was the Karla Claudio (2-2) show as she proceeded to mow through the Panthers lineup, striking our 13 in route to a no hitter.  The Saints lone run came in the fourth on a RBI single by Galis Lozada.

McDonald finished the day 2-for-6 with three RBI and a homerun (4), Claudio was 3-for-5 and Galis Lozada was 2-for-5 with a RBI.

The Saints travel to Hillsborough CC on Thursday, February 14 for a double header against the Hawks scheduled to start at 4:00 PM.

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