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Santa Fe Baseball come back win 14-11 against Seminole State College

The Santa Fe Saints Baseball team was victorious in a 14-11 hard-fought, comeback victory against the Seminole State College Raiders Wednesday night.

The 4-hour game was filled with ties, lead changes and hits as the Saints were able to take a 2-0 lead in the 3-game series against the Raiders. The Saints will play the Raiders in the final game of the series Friday at Seminole State at 1 p.m.

Notables

  • The game included 30 hits between the two teams, 18 for the Raiders and 12 for the Saints
  • 11 pitching changes were made between the two teams
  • Errors by the Raiders’ outfield surged the Saints’ comeback

Comeback

The Saints found themselves down 2-0, before getting on the scoreboard going up 3-2 in the bottom of the second inning after a couple of big hits by Caleb Stafford and Garrett Mathes.

Santa Fe then fell into a hole in the fourth inning letting Seminole State go up 8-3. The Saints let the Raiders have six runs, five hits, and 11 batters in the top of the fourth, the Raiders getting through the holes of the Saint’s outfield.

The bottom of the fourth was when the Saints started their fight. Jarrod Cande had a sac fly resulting in Caleb Stafford scoring.

Directly after, Cade Westbrook hit a 2 RBI triple to far centerfield sending two Saints home, followed up by Zeke Malz hitting an RBI single up the middle, making the score 8-7.

The game went back and forth, tying at 10 until Brock Edge hit a ball to left-field that sent Isaiah Perry home to break the final tie of the game. Up 11-10, Jarod Cande had a bases loaded single that brought Kyler Marquis and Brock Edge home to make it a 13-10 lead. A sac fly by Cade Westbrook sent another Saint home, giving the Saints a 14-10 lead.

” Being down 8-3, I’m really proud of our hitters to keep battling,” Santa Fe coach Wiggs said.

Tyler Jones got the win for the Saints, pitching a scoreless seventh and eighth inning. Meanwhile, Garrett Mathes closed out the top of the ninth inning. He only allowed one Raider’s run and struck out the Raiders to seal the deal for the Saints.

The Saints now improve to 5-6 in conference play and will look improve that record Friday.

 

About Sasha Stein

Sasha Stein is a current UF student aspiring to become a sports reporter/broadcaster.

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