Ocala, FL – The FCSAA #4/NJCAA #7 Santa Fe offense put up double digit runs for the third straight game against the College of Central Florida Saturday in Ocala, holding off a late charge by the Patriots to win 10-8. The win completes a three game sweep for SF and moves them to 26-6 overall and 7-2 in the Mid-Florida Conference.
Over the three game series, the Saints tallied 33 runs and 55 hits, including 17 on Saturday and 24 on Friday.
Santa Fe lead 7-2 through five innings but the Patriots slowly fought back and by the end of the seventh had pulled within two runs at 7-5.
SF added an insurance run in the eighth and two more in the ninth that would prove to be vitally important.
Central Florida's Christian Smallwood blasted a three run homer with no outs in the bottom of the ninth to make it a game, but Paul worked his way out of the inning, getting a pop out to second base to end the game.
The Saints will start a three game series with Seminole State College on Monday, March 26 in Gainesville at 3:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Saints Sports Network.
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