Robert Coe, a pitcher forced to play third base Sunday because of an injury, drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning for the Saints in a 6-2 victory at Fargo-Moorhead. It was the 11th consecutive series victory for the Saints (29-7).
Two RBI by rookie Mitch Elliott gave the Saints a 2-1 lead in the fifth. The RedHawks tied it in the bottom of the inning, setting the stage for Coe, who came through in his first professional at-bat after taking over at third base when Steve Nikorak was hit by a pitch.
Mike Kvasnicka, behind the plate because the Saints were down two catchers, had three hits, including his fourth home run of the series.
Heath fourth at nationals
Winona native Garrett Heath finished fourth in the 5,000 meters on the final day of the U.S. Track and Field championships in Eugene, Ore. His time of 13 minutes, 51.61 seconds was less than a second behind the winner. Former Gopher Hassan Mead had qualified but did not run.
Former Gophers distance star Heather Kampf placed seventh in the 1,500 in 4:16.25. Gabriele Grunewald, another former Gophers All-America, fell during the race; her time was 4:29.72.