The Seward County Saints and Butler Grizzlies finally made it back to the field Monday. After snow in El Dorado and Liberal kept both teams off of the field for the better part of two weeks, the teams opened the Jayhawk West schedule at a dormant and wind blown Brent Gould Field Monday. Both teams played like they have been playing indoors for a while.
The Saints won the first game 5-4 while the Grizzlies took game two 7-6.
The Saints won the first game despite nine errors. There was also a pushing match which resulted in the ejection of Seward shortstop Jacob Fuller and Butler DH Brandon Taylor who both sat out game two Monday night and will sit out game one Tuesday before being allowed to return. Tyler Wiedenfeld (3-2) pitched the complete game with five strikeouts and three earned runs. Butler took a 1-0 lead in the first before a two out two RBI hit by Johnny Griffith made it 2-1 Seward in the second. Butler chased home threein the third but a two RBI double by Deven Nelson and a two out RBI single by Mason Marshall gave Seward the 5-4 advantage.
In game two, Butler took a 3-0 lead before the Saints finally chased home three in the sixth. The Grizzlies scored three in the seventh before the Saints put up three more in the bottom of the seventh. Butler chased home a go ahead run in the eighth. Bryson Allen was 3-5 with three RBI's. Austin King pitched six innings for the Saints allowing three runs with seven strikeouts.
The Saints are 7-11 overall and 1-1 in the Jayhawk West while the Grizzlies are 4-4 overall and 1-1 in the Jayhawk West. The two teams resume their series at Brent Gould Field at 1 p.m. Tuesday.