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Saints Bats Power Win Over Lake-Sumter, 14-4

Saints celebrate at the dugout

Donovan Benoit (4-2) reverted back to his dominating pitching that the Saints enjoyed earlier in the season, and the Santa Fe offense stepped up to the plate in Saturday's 14-4 win over Lake-Sumter State College in Gainesville.

"Benoit was back to his old self and really threw the ball well," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. "We need him to be good down the stretch for us."

The Saints offense kicked it into high gear with a 6-run second inning with Isaiah Perry getting things started with a double and Jonathan Logsdon, Garrett Mathes and Cade Westbrook driving in runs before Jarrod Cande finished things up with a mammoth two-run home run over the centerfield fence.

"Our guys brought great energy and their hitting shoes today," said Wiggs "We had great at bats that led to two big innings."

The Saints (27-13, 8-7 Mid-Florida Conference) put the game away with a five-run sixth with Mathes, Cande and Perry all driving in runs. Perry hit his second home run in as many games with the bases empty in the third.

Cande had three hits and three runs batted in in the game while Perry was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Logsdon, Brock Edge and Kyler Marquis each had two hits as the Saints put up 15 safeties in the game.

The Saints will travel to Jacksonville Sunday to take on Florida State College/Jacksonville in a rain makeup game scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

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