Saints run wild over Sabres

By Dan Falloon, Portage Daily Graphic

The Portage Collegiate Institute Saints continued their hot start to the Zone 4 fastpitch season, finishing off the Sanford Sabres in five innings by an 8-1 final.

The game was close until the fourth inning, when PCI exploded for five runs to bury the visitors.

PCI (2-0) was able to take advantage of a struggling Sabre battery, as several passed balls allowed the Saints to steal bases, including home, with relative ease.

Leah Robb threw another gem for the Saints, striking out eight while allowing just two hits.

Head coach Cam Asham was impressed with his hurler for the second straight contest.

"She threw well. Any time you only give up two hits and eight strikeouts, those are some good stats and translated into a good game for her on the mound," said Asham.

Though the Saints didn't have to be an offensive powerhouse to plate runs, Asham was pleased with with he saw at the dish.

"We had five or six base hits, and we showed good patience at the plate," said Asham. "We had a number of walks as well. It was good to put a bunch of base runners together.

"We're happy with how our game was offensively today."

PCI will be back in action Wednesday when they visit the Morden Thunder.

For more, please see Monday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.

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