OCALA-- The College of Central Florida softball team recorded back-to-back, five-inning run rules to defeat St. John's River State College 9-1, 11-0 on Thursday night in Palatka. With the win, CF is now 13-1 in conference and winners of eight straight.
The Patriots, ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 8 in NJCAA, got out to an early 3-0 lead after two innings before exploding for a six-run third inning, including a grand slam from Tiffany Steczo, to put away the Vikings.
In the circle, Lindsay Markham-Rosario allowed just one earned run on four hits and struck out nine for her 21st win of the season. Markham-Rosario ranks first in the state and nation in total wins.
The Patriot offense continued to roll as it pounded out 12 hits in the game two shut out.
Morgan Cushman shutout the Viking offense in the circle, allowing just two hits and struck out six to complete the run-rule.