Connor Churchill threw a complete game, five-hitter and the bottom of the Saints lineup came up with some big hits as the Saints won the first game of the three-game series with Seminole State College 7-2 Monday afternoon in Sanford.
Churchill (5-3) had struggled in his last two outings but stayed ahead in the count against the Raider batters, throwing 69 strikes out of 96 total pitches.
"Churchill was outstanding, bouncing back from his last two starts," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. "He pounded the zone and got some quick outs."
The Saints got what turned out to be all the runs they would need when they turned three singles and three base-on-balls into three runs for a 3-0 lead in the third. Parker Biederer drove in Cade Westbrook with a single and Jonathan Logsdon drove home two more with a single.
"We took advantage of some walks and got a few big hits to get it done," said Wiggs. "Biederer and Logsdon came up big with six of our seven RBI."
Biederer had three hits and three RBI hitting out the seventh spot in the lineup while Logsdon had a hit and three RBI out of the nine hole. Brock Edge had a pair of hits out of the leadoff spot.
SF (23-12, 4-6 MFC) have won three of their last four games and will host game two of the three game series against SSC in Gainesville Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.
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