St. Johns River State College rallied for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Santa Fe Saints 7-4 Wednesday evening, snapping the Saints eight-game winning streak.
"This is a tough loss," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. "Especially after leading 4-0. SJR had some good at bats in their eighth inning."
The Saints scored a run in the second and two more in the fifth on Mathes fifth home run of the year with one on. Parker Biederer led off the sixth with a single and eventually scored on a wild pitch putting the Saints up 4-0. The Vikings pushed two runs across in the bottom of the sixth leading to their winning rally in the eighth.
"Our hitters swung the bats well with 12 hits and some hard outs, but we left too many on base," said Wiggs.
The loss drops the Saints (32-14, 13-8 MFC) into fourth place in the Mid-Florida Conference with three games to play. The Saints will host second-place Seminole State College in Gainesville at 3 p.m.
"We had a great eight-game streak and we will take the positives from it into our final three games," said Wiggs.
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