After another promising start to a weekend, the Saints again faded fast on day two. After taking two over the visiting Dodge City Conquistadors Saturday 4-2 and 8-2, the Conqs swept the green cladded Saints on St. Patrick's day 2-0 in eight innings and 6-4. Seward is 7-5 in the Jayhawk West while the Conqs are 6-6.
Saturday, Tyler Wiedenfeld (5-2) pitched the Saints to the complete game 4-2 win in game one. Troy Owen and Jacob Fuller were both 3-3 at the plate. The Saints out-hit the Conqs 11-5.
In game two, Seward put up five in the first and let lefty Austin King (2-2) do the rest. King pitched all nine innings and struck out seven without a walk for the win. Johnny Grifith was 2-4 with two RBI's while Bryson Allen and Troy Owen added two hits a piece.
Sunday, the Saints wasted a masterful performance by T.J. Looney (3-2) who pitched seven and two-thirds while striking out 11 and walking two. He only allowed three hits. But Seward stranded 12 runnings on base in the eight inning game which went one extra inning. DC3 scored two in the eighth and held Seward in the ninth.
Dodge jumped all over a reeling Seward team in game two scoring one in the first and four in the second off starter Hayden Howard who had missed the past two weeks with a concussion. Keenan Hall pitched five innings of relief and kept the Saints in the game holding the Conqs to just one run. Bryson Allen was 3-4 in the loss.
The Saints are 13-17 overall and 7-5 in the Jayhawk while the Conqs are 15-11 overall and 6-6 in the Jayhawk West.
The Saints host Frank Phillips Wednesday at 3 p.m. for one nine inning game.