The Santa Fe Saints continued to struggle in Mid-Florida Conference play, losing 11-1 to the Patriots of the College of Central Florida Wednesday afternoon in Ocala.
CF (26-3, 5-2 MFC) scored early and often taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning and scoring in every inning except the third in the game shortened to seven innings.
"We gave then too many freebies, made a couple of defensive mistakes and couldn't get a big hit," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. "CF is too good to give them that many opportunities. We have to play better to beat good teams."
Donovan Benoit (3-2) took the loss.
SF (20-9, 1-3 MFC) will host the Patriots for the second game of the three-game series on Friday at 3 p.m.
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