The Seward County baseball team clinched a home sub regional tournament May 7 and 8 at Brent Gould Field with a sweep at Pratt and some help on a "Good" Friday in more ways than one for SC. The Saints beat Pratt 5-3 and 10-9 in 10 innings Friday afternoon at Stanion Field in Pratt.
In game one, Logan Hall (8-2) pitched the distance in the win striking out six. JT Bean drove home two runs with a key two RBI single in the fifth. Pratt (20-28, 5-21) had four errors.
In game two, Pratt jumped all over starter Gavin Glanz for a 5-1 lead after three. Seward didn't lead until a two RBI single by Eddie Williams with two outs in the seventh gave the Saints an 8-7 lead. Seward gave the lead right back in the bottom of the inning but tied the game in the ninth when Tyler Hill tripled and scored on an error. Kyle Henke's two out single in the 10th drove home Jordan Dallalio for the lead. Willie Gustin pitched a scoreless 10th for his fifth save. Austin Beisel (4-2) got the win going two and two-thirds scoreless innings.
Seward's Jose Gonzalez and Pratt's Matt Burns were ejected from the game. Gonzalez threw a wild pitched and Burns scored and ran over Gonzalez who was standing on home plate waiting for the throw. Gonzalez went after Burns but no physical contact was made between the two. Both will serve one game suspensions during game one Saturday.
The Saints have won 14 of their last 16 and are 36-17 overall and 23-7 in the Jayhawk West. Colby is 18-8 in the Jayhawk West with a split at Hutch Friday. If Seward wins both at Pratt Saturday, they would clinch the conference outright regardless of Colby's results in their last six conference game. The Trojans play two at Hutch Saturday and four at home against Pratt next weekend. Today's games begin at 1 p.m. on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.