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Player of the Week Honors Come Seward’s Way Early

KSCB News - February 19, 2014 6:41 am

After outstanding opening weekends to open up their 2014 campaigns, Seward County sophomores Becky Allen and Katelyn Craker have been honored by the Jayhawk Conference as Tuesday they were named the KJCCC Player and Pitcher of the Week.

Allen started her sophomore year with a bang this weekend, hitting .412 and slugging .882 in four Seward County wins. She had at least one extra base hit in all four games and drove in runs in three of four. Friday in game one against Northern Oklahoma-Tonakwa she had a key double and an RBI in a 3-2 Seward win. In game two of the twinbill she was 3 for 4, finishing just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as Seward snuck out another close 5-4 win. Saturday against Grayson County she was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI’s including a grand slam in a 10 run 5th inning for the Lady Saints to spur them to a 13-10 win. In the final game of the weekend she had another double and an RBI as Seward cruised to a 13-5 win over Rose State.

Lefthander Katelyn Craker was 2-0 this weekend for the Lady Saints, picking up wins against Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa and Grayson County in Seward’s first two dates of the 2014 season. Against Tonkawa Friday she went the distance in a 3-2 Seward win, striking out 8 and allowing just 3 hits and 1 earned run to earn the victory. Saturday she struck out a career high 9 in just 4 innings of work against Grayson County to pick up her second win of the weekend.

The Lady Saints are back in action today at Pratt in a double header with the Beavers and they will open their 2014 home schedule tomorrow at Lady Saints Field in Liberal as they take on Frank Phillips starting at 2:00.

Roy Allen


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