Seward-Garden City games have been offensive oriented games throughout the years, but Monday topped the charts. Seward and Garden City combined for 65 runs and 70 hits in 16 innings. Garden City made nine pitching changes and Seward changed pitchers seven times. The Broncbusters scored in 12 of 16 innings and Seward scored in nine of fifteen innings. The Broncbusters won game one 17-14 and Seward took game two 19-15. In game one, the first two innings last one hour as Seward built a 7-6 lead. The Saints led 12-10 after three innings, but only scored two runs on two hits the final two innings. Josh Dawson was 3-3 with six RBI's during the first three innings. Todd Glime added a homer and Luke Campbell was 2-4 with two RBI's. Seward walked six, beaned two, and committed six errors. Seward allowed six unearned runs.
The Broncbusters began game two strongly building a 6-0 lead going to the bottom of the third. Seward plated 11 in the third and never trailed again. Seward added five in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the eighth. Dawson was 4-5 with two doubles, Quay Grant was 3-5 with five RBI's, Campbell was 3-5 with three RBI's. In that 11 run third inning, the top four hitters (Kelby Tomlinson, Quay Grant, Josh Dawson, and Luke Campbell) all reached base twice going 7-8 in the inning with seven RBI's. Grant pitched two and one third of an inning for the save. Grant says he's proud of his team. "I'm proud of the guys because we didn't lay down," Grant said. "I was really worried going into game two with all that happened in game one. We battled and they battled but was got game two and that's what I'm excited about." Seward remains in first place in the Jayhawk West at 15-5 and 19-18 overall while 22nd ranked Garden is 12-4 tied with Butler and 25-8 overall. Seward travels to Hutchinson to play Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.