May 16, 2013
Contact: Scott Jamison
St. George, UT – It took until the fourth inning, but it was better late than never for the Santa Fe Saints (42-18) on Thursday afternoon as they powered past the Pitt CC Bulldogs 4-0 to advance on in the NJCAA Tournament.
Karla Claudio (22-7) started in the circle and scattered four hits over seven innings, striking out six to earn the win.
Geena Capitini put SF on the board first, knocking in Sid Masso in the fourth inning. Celeste Bradshaw followed with a single to plate Capitini for a 2-0 Santa Fe lead.
In the fifth Masso doubled to the left centerfield gap, scoring Galis Lozada and Aileen Fiallo (running for Amber Maxey).
Lozada, Masso, Capitini and Bradshaw each had a hit for SF.
The Saints will play an elimination game tonight against either Weatherford College (TX) or Salt Lake City CC at 7:30 PM MST (9:30 Eastern). Live audio of the game can be found at www.ihigh.com/njcaatv. The loser of that contest will be eliminated and the winner will move on to play on Friday at 2:30 PM MST.