The Santa Fe Saints came up empty on their trip to Bradenton Saturday afternoon, losing both games of the doubleheader, 3-2 and 8-0.
Gabi Mathre (2-3) pitched well enough to win in the opener, but a last inning rally by the Manatees (6-1) pushed the winning run across with one out.
"Gabi did a great job of keeping us in the game," said SF head coach Lindsay Fico. "Her composure in the circle is getting better with every outing. I look forward to her continued growth throughout the season."
Game two was all State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota as the Manatees put up a single run in the first, three in the third and four more in the fourth in the game shortened to five innings due to the 8-run mercy rule.
"SCF pitched very well and we failed to make adjustments in the box," said Fico. "We have to learn to hit the ball down on a windy day like today. Everything we hit seemed to just hang up in the air today."
Adriana Garip was the Saints only repeat hitter on the day with a single in game one and the Saints only safety in game two, a double in the fourth.
SF (3-8) will host Tallahassee CC for a doubleheader on Tuesday with game one scheduled to start at 1 pm.
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