March 31, 2017
Gainesville, FL – Robert Girgis, the reigning NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week, got off to a rough start on Friday afternoon against Lake Sumter giving up three straight hits in the first inning against Lake Sumter State College, including a three run homerun to put Santa Fe in an early hole. From there he was lights out, not allowing another hit for six inning.
The NJCAA #15/FCSAA #6 Saints (28-9, 11-3 MFC) offense picked him up immediately, scoring four runs in the top of the second to grab the lead. The four runs came via RBI from Jeff Misener (2), Mikey Navarrete, and Wyatt Miesterhans.
An inning later Kyle Phillips padded the SF lead with a two run triple for the final margin.
Girgis (6-1) went six strong inning, striking out eight to earn the win. Ricky Miranda finished off the last three innings, allowing just two hits and no runs.
Reed, who shares a March 31 birthday with Kyle Phillips, went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored. He now has nine hits in his last four games. Phillips was 1-for-3 with three RBI, and Jeff Misener was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.
The Saints and Lakehawks will wrap up their three game series in Gainesville on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 PM. The game will be broadcast live on the Saints Sports Network.
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