Johnson, #1 Saints Shutout #3 SJRSC, 4-0

Johnson, #1 Saints Shutout #3 SJRSC, 4-0

March 26, 2016

Box Score

Gainesville, FL – Santa Fe sophomore starting pitcher Trent Johnson (5-1) was at the top of his game on Saturday in Palatka against high powered St. John's River State College, tossing 7.2 shutout innings, allowing just three hits to one of the top teams in the country while striking out seven.  Freshman Troy Bacon earned his sixth save with 1.1 innings in relief for the 4-0 victory.

"We played a complete game today, one of our best all year," said SF Coach Johnny Wiggs.  "Trent Johnson was really on and kept them off balance all game.  Our hitters hit a lot of balls hard today, and once again we played errorless baseball.  This has been one of our strengths all season."

The FCSAA #3/Perfect Game #10 Vikings (30-6, 11-2 MFC) entered with one of the top offenses in the FCSAA, hitting .324 with 35 homeruns in 35 games.  The shutout was the first this season for the Saints, and the first time SJRSC had been shut out since February 21, 2015.

FCSAA #1/Perfect Game #9 Santa Fe (28-4, 9-1 MFC) scored four runs on nine hits, and held the Vikings to just six base runners all game, and no extra base hits.  SF plated one in the second inning, one in the fifth, one in the seventh, and an insurance run in the ninth.  They won convincingly despite leaving 12 runners on base. 

Stephen Smith had a solid day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and a double. Tyler Kinney, Chad Stockdale, Alex Goebel, and Kyle Phillips knocked in one run each.

The Saints and Vikings will meet up again in Gainesville on Monday, March 28 at 3:00 PM.  Fans can watch live on the Saints Sports Network.

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