Maddy Peres and Amber Maxey were back at it again on Sunday afternoon, teaming up to throw back to back shutouts against St. John’s State College just three days after pulling off the same feat against Daytona State College. SF won game one 4-0 and game two 1-0 in eight innings. The shutouts were the fifth straight for Santa Fe pitching. The Saints have not allowed a run in their last 34 innings.
SF (23-16, 11-3 MFC) jumped on the board early in the first game, plating a run in the first inning on an RBI ground out by Maddy Peres.
Three innings later the Saints added to their lead in the fifth on a Viking error and a RBI single by Celeste Bradshaw.
Peres finished with eight strikeouts and allowed just two hits. She is now 9-6 on the season and has won her last five decisions.
Masso finished game one 2-for-4 with a run scored and Bradshaw was 1-for-2 with a RBI.
Game two was a pitching duel that couldn’t be decided in regulation. In the eighth inning Sid Masso singled to start the frame and Erin Marsh followed her with a sacrifice bunt, reaching first on a throwing error and Masso moved up to third.
Three batters later, the SJRSC pitcher threw a wild pitch that got to the back stop and Masso came in standing up for the winning run.
Amber Maxey (8-5) pitched all eight innings, striking out four while allowing just two hits.
Megan McDonald and Sid Masso each finished 2-for-3.
The Saints will host Florida State College-Jacksonville on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Santa Fe defeated the Blue Wave twice in Jacksonville on March 13.