Anthony Arguelles struck out 13 batters over the first six innings and Caleb Stafford had a double and a home run to power the Santa Fe Saints to their 10th consecutive win, 12-2 over Abraham-Baldwin Agricultural College Friday afternoon in Gainesville,
Arguelles (2-0), a sophomore out of Christopher Columbus High School, set the tone early by shutting out the Stallions on three hits with no walks as the Saints scored eight times over the first four innings to build an 8-0 lead.
"Anthony Arguelles was good right from the start," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. "The first time through the lineup he was nine for nine with first pitch strikes."
Stafford contributed to the Saints offense with six total bases including a two-run double in the fourth and a two-run home run to close out the scoring in the bottom of the eighth.
"It was great to see Caleb Stafford have a couple of good at bats", said Wiggs. "He has been in a little bit of a slump lately, but he is one of our leaders and we need him to help us offensively."
"We just need to keep getting better and gaining confidence as we continue to move closer to conference play starting in March," said Wiggs.
The Saints (11-2) are presently ranked fifth in the state and 20th in the nation and will travel to Avon Park, Fla. on Saturday for a doubleheader against South Florida State College.
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