February 10, 2018 – Avon Park, FL – The Santa Fe Saints took the first game of a double header in Avon park against South Florida State College 4-1 on Saturday afternoon, but dropped the second game 7-4 to miss out on a four game season sweep of the Panthers. The loss is just the second of the season for the FCSAA #2/Baseball America #14 Saints who now sit at 11-2.
Mitch Campion was lights out in game one, tossing six shutout innings to earn his second win of the year. His ERA now sits at 1.20 through 15 innings of work with 19 strikeouts. The Saints team ERA is 2.72 through the first 13 games of the season.
Game two started out exactly like the Panthers needed it to. SFSC scored four runs in the first inning and lead 7-0 in the fifth inning. Santa Fe picked up two in the sixth and two more in the seventh to make it a game. They had the bases loaded and the leading run at the plate, but came up empty in the final at bat.
Michael Paul started on the hill and took the loss with 4.1 innings of work, allowing seven runs, four of them earned.
The Saints will be back at home on Monday, February 12 against Polk State College at 3:00 p.m.
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