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Saints Sweep Broncbusters in Garden City

Brock Kappelmann - April 15, 2019 7:31 am

Seward kept pace in the Jayhawk West on Sunday.  The Saints swept the Garden City Broncbusters 12-2 and 11-3 Sunday afternoon at Williams Stadium in Garden City.  They are six games over .500 in the Jayhawk West along with Colby and Hutchinson.

The Saints won the first game 12-2 in five innings.  Chandler Poell pitched all five innings for the win.  He has three strikeouts, no walks, and allowed two runs.  Seward scored two in the first after six straight singles.  Jose Caraballo and Zane Alexander both singled home runs.  Seward scored two more in the second.  Cayde Ward singled home a run.  Another run scored on a wild pitch.  The Busters scored one in the third to make it 4-1.  Seward added a fourth inning run as KP Werner doubled and would score on a wild pitch.  SCCC blew the game open with seven in the fifth.  Zane Alexander singled home a run.  Braxton Allen was beaned with the bases loaded.  Cruz Shope hit a sac fly to deep left center.  Werner singled home two.  Ward blasted a two run homer to left center.  Ward and Werner were 3-4.

The Saints won game two by out hitting GCCC 14-3 and the Busters were plagued by five errors.  The Saints scored four in the second.  Caraballo doubled and scored on an error.  Allen tripled home a run.  Shope singled home a run.  Another run scored on an error.  GCCC had two errors in the inning.  The Busters cut the lead to 4-3 with a three run fourth against starter Ryan Giberson who was untouchable in the first three innings but walked two a beaned a man in the fourth.  Seward responded with two in the fifth.  Ward reached on an error and Ben Ayala doubled.  Alexander singled home two runs.  Seward scored four in the sixth.  Shope and Werner singled to begin the inning.  Ward doubled home a run.  Ayala grounded out to score a run.  Joe Kuhn singled home a run.  Ben Tsui singled home a run in the eighth for the eleventh run.  Ryan Thomas pitched five shutout and hitless innings for the win.

Seward is 23-18 and 15-9 in the Jayhawk West. Garden City is 23-16 and 9-11 in the KJCCC West.  Seward has won four straight at Garden City.  The Saints host Frank Phillips Tuesday at 3 at Brent Gould Field.  Seward travels to Hutchinson for a showdown for first on Thursday for the next KSCB broadcast.  Game one and 1 p.m. on kscbnews.net and game two also on 1270.

 

Game 1 audio:

 

 

Game 2 audio, first five innings:

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