March 19, 2013
Contact: Scott Jamison
Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe pitching staff was on point Tuesday evening against South Florida State College, tossing a combined 12 shutout innings to lead the Saints (20-11, 5-1 MFC) to 4-0 and 9-0 victories. SF is now 9-1 in their last 10 games.
Karla Claudio pitched all seven innings of game one, allowing just three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. Amber Maxey was in the circle for the first four innings of game two and Ashley Chapman pitched the fifth and final inning of the mercy rule game.
The Saints scored early in game one, plating a run in the first, another in the third and two in the fifth. The four run cushion was more than enough for Claudio who has given up just one run (unearned) in her last 34 innings pitched.
In game two the SF offense kicked it up a notch and scored nine runs in five innings to stop the game early due to the mercy rule.
Geena Capitini sparked the offense, going a combined 5-for-8 with four RBI and four runs scored. Rachel Hoeft was 4-for-7 with a RBI, Claudio helped her own cause, going 4-for-8 with four runs scored and three RBI and Rachel Brown was 3-for-4 with a RBI.
The Saints next double header is Saturday, March 23 on the road against Lake Sumter State College. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 PM.