April 4, 2014
Gainesville, FL – For the second game in a row the St. John’s River State College Vikings controlled the game on both ends against Santa Fe College, defeating the Saints in Palatka, 12-2. SF will have another shot at the Vikings on Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 PM in Gainesville as the two teams wrap up a three game series.
SJRSC got on the board first, plating two runs in the bottom of the first on a two run homerun. Jonathan Camp got the Saints on the board in the top of the second with a homerun to cut the deficit to 2-1.
Santa Fe (20-13, 8-6 MFC) made a costly two out error in the bottom of the second, resulting in two more St. John’s runs.
In the fifth, Chipper Andzel drove in Payson Smith to make it a 4-2 game. The Vikings opened up their lead from there, scoring four in the seventh and four more in the eighth to force a mercy rule.
Connor Rooney started on the hill for Santa Fe, tossing six innings. He allowed seven runs (five earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts.
Brady Roberson finished the game 2-for-4 and Jonathan Camp was 2-for-4 with a homerun.