Saints Softball Struggles Continue in DH loss

Gabrielle Mathre and Saints softball team
Mathre Gets Win In Opener

The Santa Fe Saints came up empty on their trip to Bradenton Saturday afternoon, losing both games of the doubleheader, 3-2 and 8-0.

Gabi Mathre (2-3) pitched well enough to win in the opener, but a last inning rally by the Manatees (6-1) pushed the winning run across with one out.

"Gabi did a great job of keeping us in the game," said SF head coach Lindsay Fico. "Her composure in the circle is getting better with every outing. I look forward to her continued growth throughout the season."

Game two was all State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota as the Manatees put up a single run in the first, three in the third and four more in the fourth in the game shortened to five innings due to the 8-run mercy rule.

"SCF pitched very well and we failed to make adjustments in the box," said Fico. "We have to learn to hit the ball down on a windy day like today. Everything we hit seemed to just hang up in the air today."

Adriana Garip was the Saints only repeat hitter on the day with a single in game one and the Saints only safety in game two, a double in the fourth.

SF (3-8) will host Tallahassee CC for a doubleheader on Tuesday with game one scheduled to start at 1 pm.

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