Saints split with St. Pete

Saints make the throw

Jamie Adams threw five shutout innings in the opener and the Saints bats provided the offensive fire power on the way to an 8-1 win, but St. Petersburg College rebounded in the nightcap for a 2-0 win and split of the Friday afternoon doubleheader.

Adams (1-2) had her best outing of the year scattering four hits in game one before giving way to Gabi Mathre who pitched the final two innings.

"Jamie was really sharp in the circle today," said SF head coach Lindsay Fico. "She did a good job of getting ahead in the count. I'm proud of how she started our day."

Adriana Garip hit her third homerun of the season with the bases empty in the first, but it was a three-run fifth inning that put the game away for the Saints.

Donnie Gobourne had a bases-loaded singe to bring in the first two runs in the rally and Kaitlyn Bennett singled in the other run two outs later to put SF up 6-0.

"We hit great all the way through the order in the first game," said Fico. "We attacked the ball in the batters box."

The Saints bats were quiet in game two getting just three hits as the Titans (12-11) won 2-0.

"We chased a lot of off-speed pitches that were out of the strike zone which is uncharacteristic of our lineup," said Fico.

Jolie Watson had four hits on the day and drove in two runs while Karina Ortiz-Munoz had three hits for the Saints.

The Saints (10-13) get right back at it when the host Hillsborough CC for a doubleheader on Saturday scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

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