March 29, 2018 – The Santa Fe Saints needed more late inning heroics Wednesday afternoon in Sanford as Kyler Marquis came up with a big hit in the top of the ninth to score a pair of runs and turn a one run deficit into an 11-10 win.
The victory moves SF to 28-6 on the season and 9-2 in the Mid-Florida Conference. Combined with the loss by St. John’s River, the Saints now sit atop the MFC standings.
Tyler Jones was superb in relief, pitching 3.2 innings in relief of Michael Paul to earn the win. He struck out five and scattered four hits, allowing one unearned run.
SF looked like they may pull away when they put six on the board on the strength of a two run error by the Raiders and a two RBI single for Garrett Mathes.
Seminole State came roaring back in the sixth with six runs to take their first lead of the game.
Marquis had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, including the ninth inning hit that scored Jarrod Cande and Zach Hand, the two late game heroes from Monday’s win.
The Saints and Raiders will finish their three-game series Friday in Gainesville, with SF going for the sweep at 3 p.m.
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