"It's not just my speed," Santiago said. "I learn more every year, how to run the bases. It's not just speed, you need to know when to jump off the bag. I also believe in myself. I never think I will get caught."
Alumni news: Former St. Lawrence High star Lindsey Thayer broke the NCAA Division III record for career strikeouts on Friday.
Thayer fanned a season-high 18 batters in a 4-0 victory against Immaculata University in the opening round of the NCAA tournament to raise her career total to 1,473 whiffs.
The old mark was 1,457 by Coast Guard's Hayley Feindel in 2012, accomplished in 200 more innings than Thayer.
Thayer led the nation in strikeouts per seven innings the past two seasons.
Mark your calendar: The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has designated Wednesday, May 16, as its first Coaches Appreciation Day, a day athletes are encouraged to thank school coaches who have had an impact in their life or high school career.
Coaches Appreciation Day was developed by the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Committee to recognize coaches at the modified, JV and varsity levels for all three sports seasons.
"We encourage student-athletes, school districts and fans to take a moment on May 16th to thank coaches in their schools even if its a simple gesture like a phone call, text message or email," NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas said in a statement from the organization.
Impressive finale: A high school golfer hit one of the sport's magic numbers on Wednesday. Phoenix (Ariz.) Northwest Christian senior Frankie Capan fired a 59 in his final scholastic match.
After starting the day one stroke ahead of at the state Division III championship thanks to an opening 70, the University of Alabama recruit posted seven birdies and three eagles in the second round at the Omni Tucson National to finish 11-under for the day and give him a 10-shot victory.
Capan's record-setting round came from the white tees (5,941 yards) on the Sonoran Course.
Lacrosse streak ends: The 198-game winning streak -- the longest in U.S. girls lacrosse history -- by Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh ended Friday with a 10-8 loss to Towson Notre Dame Prep in the IAAM A Conference title game in Sparks, Md.
Notre Dame had been knocking on the door in the rivalry, having taken McDonogh to overtime earlier this season.
McDonogh's last loss had been to Canandaigua in 2009.