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Marquis Lifts Saints Past Raiders in the Ninth, 11-10

Marquis Lifts Saints Past Raiders in the Ninth, 11-10

March 28, 2018

 

Sanford, FL – For the Santa Fe Saints on Wednesday afternoon it again came down to needing to score in the ninth inning, and for the second straight game, they got it done.  Gainesville native Kyler Marquis came up with the big one out, two run hit in the top of the ninth to score a pair of runs and turn a one run deficit into a 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, Santa Fe now sits 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.

Santa Fe 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.

In the ninth Marquis stumped the Raiders come back attempt with his RBI single to score Jarrod Cande and Zach Hand, the two late game heros from Monday's win.

Marquis had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.  Andrew Eyster and Garrett Mathes had two hits each.

The Saints and Raiders will finish their three game series on Friday, with SF going for the sweep at 3:00 p.m.

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