After trailing 5-0 after the first inning of game one, the Saints turned up the offense to roll to a 16-5 win in the opening game of a doubleheader, but fell 5-4 in the nightcap.
"We did a great job of staying calm and working back from an early deficit," said SF Head Coach Lindsay Fico of game one. "We hit well through the entire order."
Jolie Watson led the way with three hits in the game while five other players had two hits apiece. Gabrielle Mathre homered and earned the win with 4.6 innings of scoreless relief. Emily Yakel connected on a grand slam to close out the scoring.
"Gabi grew up in the circle today." Said Fico. "She came in and closed the door and was also a leader in the box."
Game two was much closer all the way with the two teams tied at 3-3 after three innings thanks to a two-run home run by Cameron Trehy in the bottom of the third.
Dontaysha Gobourne drove in the go ahead run for the Saints in the fifth with an RBI single, but the Panthers scored two in the top of the seventh to get the win.
"We have to limit the amount of walks we give up in a game," said Fico. "Still, I am happy with the way we are continuing to get better every game."
SF (2-5) will travel to St. Petersburg on Tuesday for a doubleheader that begins at 5 pm.
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