The Saints continue to struggle as they were beaten by Delta Community College in their final game on the Florida trip. For the Saints, the game concluded a 5-11 start to their season. For Delta, it was their first win of the year.
"We clearly have a lot of work to do if we are going to turn our season around", said coach Brian Dewey. "The bad news is we cannot play any worse than we are right now. The good news is that we have a lot of time to figure it out.
The Saints, once again, had the lead but could not hold on. In the second inning, Sam Mott walked and advanced on a hit by Grace Edwards. After a sac bunt, Kiersten Coho ripped a single to left to score both runners and the Saints were ahead 2-0.
That lead would not hold up, as starter Sam Mott allowed three hits in the third inning and Delta tied the game. In the fourth, two errors and a passed ball helped Delta score three more runs.
The Saints mounted a serious threat in the fifth as the first three batters reached base, the last was Kaelyn Shea with a RBI single to left. With the tying runs on 2nd and 3rd, the Saints could not capitalize as Foy hit a fly ball to left, Kim Burdett went down on strikes, and Mott flew out to end the inning.
When asked what the Saints need to do to turn things around, Dewey responded "we got to be willing to put in the work. We have the talent to have a great season but we have to take the season more serious. That means everything from practice, to taking care of our bodies, to getting focused on what is really important. We also have to grow a killer instinct, and start taking our mistakes personally. No champion just try's their best, anyone can try their best. A champion does whatever it takes to get results. We will find out over the next few weeks who is willing to walk the walk on the winner's path.
The Saints will now have two weeks off before their next road trip, to Maryland March 17-20.