Another Walk Off Win Saves Split for Seward
Brock Kappelmann - April 23, 2021 6:49 am
Landon Anderson’s seventh inning single lifted the Seward County Saints to a 15-14 win in game one of a double header with the Butler Grizzlies Thursday afternoon at Brent Gould Field. Butler won the evening game 18-8 in seven innings. The game one win was Seward’s third walk off win of the season. The wind was blowing out to left with gusts as high as 45 miles per hour.
In game one, Butler scored four in the first. Liberal scored two runs on two Butler wild pitches in the first to make it 4-2. George Gallardo found the jet stream to his liking with a home run to lead off the second and make it 4-3. Butler scored a run in the third to lead 5-3. Gallardo singled home a run in the third to make it 5-4. Richard Armijo ripped a three RBI double to right center for a 7-5 Saints lead. SCCC scored all four third inning runs with two outs. Butler scored a run in the fourth to make it 7-6. AJ Folds two out two RBI double to left center gave the Saints a 9-6 lead after four. KP Werner singled home a run in the fifth to give the Saints a 10-6 lead. The Grizzlies clawed back with two in the sixth to make it 10-8. Butler hit two homers and scored six runs in the seventh to shock the Saints and take a 14-10 lead. But Seward would rally. Landon Anderson homered to left to begin the inning. KP Werner doubled and Kase Johnson singled. Braden Boisvert doubled home a run. Peter Goldy singled home a run to tie the game. With two outs, Anderson flicked a single to center to drive home the winning run.
Butler jumped all over KJCCC pitcher of the week Dylan Day in game two scoring eight first inning runs. The Saints scored three in the first as Kase Johnson tripled home a run and Wyatt Grant hit a two run homer. Butler scored one in the second and five in the third to lead 14-3 in the middle of the third. Grant homered to lead off the third for his 14th of the season to make it 14-4. KP Werner’s two run homer in the fourth made it 14-6. Butler scored one in the fifth to lead 15-6. Seward made it 15-8 with two in the fifth. Butler made two errors in the inning. Butler scored one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Dylan Lopez was solid out of the bullpen pitching two innings allowing one run. The hits were actually even at 15 a piece. Seward simply dug too big of a hole in the first.
Seward is 19-19 overall and 14-8 in the Jayhawk West while Butler is 20-11 overall and 16-10 in the Jayhawk West. The same two teams meet Saturday at McDonald Stadium in El Dorado. First pitch at 1 with Saints Dugout Show at 12:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
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