OCALA-The College of Central Florida baseball team nearly pulled one out against rival Santa Fe College on Saturday afternoon.
The Patriots allowed four runs in the fifth, but crept back late, before falling just short, 4-3 at Goodlett Field.
With two on and two out, though, the Saints escaped and improved to 2-1 against CF this season with their second straight win over the Patriots.
Cooper Wallace went 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits for CF in the loss.
The Patriots return to action Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. with a home game against defending conference champion St. Johns River.