A six-run second inning set the tone offensively and left hander Devin Hemenway shutdown the Titans for six innings in the Saints 11-2 win over St. Petersburg State College Monday afternoon.
Hemenway (1-0) pitched six shutout innings, allowing just four hits while striking out 12 batters to earn the win.
"Hemenway was outstanding," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. "He had their hitters off balance and changed things up really well. It's good to see our staff pitching well."
The Saints got all the runs they would need in the second inning when they scored six times after two outs.
Nick Herndon continued to swing a hot bat with a two-run single and Luis Rodriguez had a bases clearing, 3-run double to account for five of the runs. Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch to put SF up early 6-0.
Rodriguez had three hits on the day to improve his batting average to .318 while Hendron was two for four with three runs scored and two RBI and is now hitting a blistering .550. Chase Frady also had two hits in the game and Zeb Marquis two RBI as the Saints stretched their winning streak to three games.
"Herndon is doing a great job with getting on base and Rodriguez has been our big RBI guy," said Wiggs.
SF (4-2) will host next host Tallahassee CC on Wednesday with the first pitch scheduled for 3 pm.
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