Brock Edge delivered a key two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Santa Fe Saints to a 6-4 win over Lake-Sumter State College Wednesday afternoon.
With the score tied 3-3, Caleb Stafford was hit by a pitch to lead off the seventh and Parker Beiderer and Kyler Marquis followed with singles to load the bases. Sophomore Garrett Mathes then singled in the go-ahead run.
Lakehawk starting pitcher Jake Janata settled down to a strike out the next two Saint batters, but Edge lined a single to right to score Biederer and Marquis and make it a three run lead.
"Brock has been hitting the ball hard, but hitting them right at people," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. Iit was a big hit for the team oday and a big hit for his confidence moving forward."
Saints starter Connor Churchill allowed just one earned run in six innings of work with eight strikeouts and two walks. Tyler Jones (2-2) earned the win with two innings of relief and Mathes picked up his sixth save of the year with a perfect ninth inning.
"Connor pitched well and I was really happy with Tyler," said Wiggs."He had all his pitches working today we need him to pitch like that to bridge the gap between starter and closer."
Beiderer had three hits and scored three runs in the game while Mathes and Jonathan Logsdon had two hits apiece.
The Saints (30-13, 11-7 MFC) have now won six straight and eight of their last nine games and will host Daytona State on the Friday with the first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.
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