Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Same Ole' for Jayhawk West Champs
04/25/2011

Logan Hall

Their reaction epitomizes Seward County baseball.  After winning the Jayhawk West title with an 11-5 win over Pratt Saturday at Stanion Field.  They shook each other's hands just like they did February 12 when Seward won their first game of the year over Northeastern Colorado.  JUCO Hall of Famer Galen McSpadden says there is a reason Seward wins and wins and wins.  "You just try to be consistent," the 30th year head coach said.  "We've been fortunate to be on top for a while.  We don't want to step backwards.  We always challenge our kids and tell them the guys who played before you set the bar.  The least you can do is hop over that bar.  If there's any fight and competitiveness in you, you will raise that bar.  These kids have done a good job."

They didn't do a good job in game on Saturday at Pratt losing 4-0, but they won game two 11-5 to clinch the West.  In game one, Seward out hit the Beavers 9-5 but spoiled a solid complete game effort by Paul Pulley (5-3). 

Seward assistant Mike Davidson delivered a speech to the team in between games, and it eventually seemed to work, although not initially.  Pratt led 3-0 and Seward had to pull starter Keegan Hucul on the fourth.   But Seward's bats came alive with three in the third and five in the fourth.  Seward tacked on three in the seventh.  Steven Polito was 2-5 with three RBI's all coming with two outs.  Moscow's Jace Moore was a key to the win.  Seward led 8-3 in the fourth, but the Beavers playing in their final home game loaded the bases with no outs before Moore entered the game and didn't allow a run to score.  Logan Hall pitched four scoreless innings for his second save one day after a complete game win.  He only threw about 60 pitches in a win on Friday allowing McSpadden to bring him out of the bullpen for the clincher.

Seward will host the sub regional with the number eight and four teams from the Jayhawk East along with the number five team from the west coming to Liberal May 7-8 for the four team double elimination tournament. 

Seward is 37-18 overall and has won 15 of the last 18 games.  They finish 24-8 in the Jayhawk West like last year's team.  Pratt is 21-29 overall and 6-22 in the conference. 

© KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Saints and Lady Saints Dominant in Dodge City
Seward County offices closing at 12 noon Monday
Hook-Gray's Ghost Stories Coming October 26
Sanders Credits Cornelsen and Hinkle
Western Texas Head Coach Joins Zollinger
Tomlinson Goes in 12th to Giants
It's Barrios to the Bayou
So Grand to be Green
A Mother's Day Mismatch
Two Coaches Leaving Seward
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested In Death of A Turpin Child
Oklahoma Woman Injured In Weekend Crash
No Child Left Behind: Kansas Gets Waiver, Oklahoma Loses Theirs
Murdock To Replace Blackwell In Oklahomas 61st District
Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves Taxiway Improvements
Sublette Looks to Kraft More Wins in 2014  
2014 Community Health Fair set for Oct. 4
A Makeover in Meade  
Hugoton Schools Receives Special Innovative District Status
AirFair Volunteer Meeting Postponed
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Non-Injury Accident Reported Tuesday Afternoon
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested In Death of A Turpin Child
Jayhawk League Adds Two Teams and Commissioner
Oklahoma Woman Injured In Weekend Crash
Redskins Open with Win Over West
Aggies Set to Rev it Up on the Road
Seward Stumbles in Final Day at Vernon
Seward Spikers Split in Vernon
Action Begins in First Week of September at LHS
Hugoton Schools Receives Special Innovative District Status
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group