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Pratt Rains on Seward’s Parade with Sweep

Brock Kappelmann - April 26, 2019 7:23 am

It was a momentous day for Seward baseball.  It was the long awaited ground breaking for the Sharp Family Champions Center.  One day before former baseball player Danny Vais was set to be inducted into the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame.  However on the field, it was a nightmare.  Pratt swept the Saints 6-1 and 10-4.  The first wins for the Beavers in Liberal since 2006.  It broke a 26 game home field winning streak for SCCC against Pratt.

In game one, Pratt did all of their damage in two innings.  The Beavers scored two in the first and four in the fourth.  They did not have a hit in the other five innings against Seward starter Tanner King.  King struck out seven and walked three allowing six runs.  Seward scored in the third when Benny Ayala singled home Cruz Shope.

Pratt used the big inning again in game two.  The Beavers plated seven in the second on four hits, two walks, and two errors with Cole Evans on the mound.  Four of the runs were earned.  Zane Alexander tripled in the second and scored on a Wyatt Grant sac fly.  The Beavers added a run in the fourth to lead 8-1.  Grant’s two RBI double to right made it 8-3 in the fourth.  Pratt plated runs in the sixth and eighth to lead 10-3.  SCCC scored one in the ninth.  Seward lost but out-hit Pratt 9-7.

Seward has lost six in a row and five home games in a row to finish their home season.  Seward is 25-24 overall and 16-14 in the Jayhawk West and Pratt is 23-25 and 7-19 in the Jayhawk West.  The same two teams square off at Pratt’s Stanion Field Saturday at 1 with pre-game at 12:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.

 

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