Seward took two over the defending Region 6 champion Hutchinson Blue Dragons 7-3 and 10-9 Saturday at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. On a day in which Seward head coach Galen McSpadden was recognized for 1,000 wins as a head baseball coach at Seward (now 1,017), the Saints jumped on the Blue Dragons for a sweep in their first meeting since Hutch won the Region 6 title game 8-6 in 12 innings in Wichita on May 18. In game one, Logan Hall improved to 7-2 and pitched his fifth complete game in the 7-3 win. Seward scored three in the first and led 3-1 until chasing home two in the fifth and two in the sixth. Jake Barrios drove home two runs with a double in the first. Tyler Hill was 3-4 with an RBI.
In game two, Seward lost leads of 8-1 after five and 9-3 after seven. Hutch scored five in the eighth and one in the ninth to send the game to the bottom of the ninth when Jon Mestas fly ball to left field scored Jake Barrios for the win. Mestas also homered (4) and doubled in the win. Gavin Glanz went six strong innings in a no decision allowing three runs. Willie Gustin got the win with an inning and two thirds of work allowing one run. Jordan Dallalio homered for the second time this season. Seward is 31-17 overall and 19-7 in the Jayhawk West. Hutch is 25-16 overall and 13-9 in the West. The same two teams play Sunday at 1 p.m for a double header on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.