March 26, 2014
Daytona Beach, FL – Santa Fe scored in just two innings on Wednesday afternoon at Daytona State College but they accounted for 14 runs as SF (18-10, 6-3 MFC) pulled away for a 14-2 mercy rule victory over the Falcons in seven innings. The win moves the Saints into a first place tie in the Mid-Florida Conference with St. John’s River State College.
Colby Lusignan led the offensive charge, drilling a grand slam in the seventh inning, his team leading fifth homerun of the season.
The Saints got another strong effort on the mound from sophomore ace Kevin Martin (3-2) who tossed six innings, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Chase Julius finished the game off with a scoreless seventh inning, at which time the mercy rule was enacted with SF up by 10 or more after seven innings.
Santa Fe jumped out early with five runs in the third on a three RBI double by George Ragsdale, a wild pitch and a RBI single by Roger Gonzalez. Daytona answered with two in the third on three walks and a hit, Martin’s only hiccup of the day.
The Saints put the game away with a nine run seventh inning. SF scored one run on an error, Andrew Fears hit a two run homer and Lusignan blasted his grand slam to put an exclamation point on the day.
Casey Scoggins finished the day 2-for-3 with three runs scored, George Ragsdale was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs, and Roger Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI.
The Saints will take to the road on Friday for a MFC match-up against Florida State College-Jacksonville at 3:00 PM.