#TCCBaseball: Eagles fall to Santa Fe on walk-off homer

Alex Mills
Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (January 30, 2018) – Santa Fe College's Kyler Marquis smacked a two-out, two-run walk-off home run, lifting the Saints to an 8-7, come-from-behind victory over Tallahassee Community College on Tuesday afternoon. 

The homer completed a rally from a 7-1 deficit midway through the game. 

Leading 2-1, Tallahassee scored twice in the fifth and added three more runs in the sixth to stake starter Alex Stobert to a 7-1 lead. 

Stobert took the mound in the bottom half of the inning but was relieved following a leadoff homer and single to start the frame. 

Santa Fe eventually scored three runs in the inning to make it a ballgame. The Saints scored two more in the bottom of the eighth to pull within a run. 

In the bottom of the ninth, Haydn Cano led things off with a single but the Eagles' Malik Barrington picked off pinch runner Parker Biederer for the first out and retired Brock Edge on a grounder for out number two. 

Jarret Pico kept the Saints alive with a two-out double, setting the stage for Marquis who sent Barrington's 1-1 pitch over the wall. 

Tallahassee took advantage of three Santa Fe errors en route to the 7-1 lead. 

In the third, Cole Vann scored on a Saints miscue to break a 1-1 tie. With the score 4-1 in the sixth, a two-out error allowed Rawlins Cleveland to score from third. With the inning extended, the Eagles took advantage. 

Following a walk, Vann doubled home Trey Polewski and Tanner Thomas to increase Tallahassee's lead to 7-1. 

Vann was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.