Barton Humbles Seward in Great Bend
Brock Kappelmann - April 16, 2017 9:57 am
For the third time in school history, the Seward County Saints were swept in a four game KJCCC series. Unfortunately, two times have come in the spring of 2017. Saturday the Barton Cougars pounced on the Saints winning 7-1 and 11-1 in eight innings at Lawson-Biggs Field in Great Bend. Seward was outscored 39-12 in the lopsided series.
In game one, Seward tied the game 1-1 when Addison Kaasch singled home Errett Edwards. But when the Saints did not scored despite runners on first and second and no outs in the fourth, the momentum of the game swung drastically. The Cougars scored two in the bottom of the fourth. And plated four in the sixth to chase starter Brian Tims from an otherwise solid start.
In game two, starter Johnathan Castillo didn’t make it out of the fourth allowing seven runs. The Cougars scored two in the first, one in the third, four in the fourth, one in the fifth, one in the seventh, and two in the eighth. Brendan Madsen slammed a towering homer to right center to lead off the fifth. But Seward loaded the bases with no outs and didn’t score again.
Seward falls to 16-28 and 9-15 in the Jayhawk West while Barton is 33-13 and 15-9. Seward hosts Clarendon Wednesday at 3 and hosts Dodge City Saturday and Sunday at 1. Saturday and Sunday’s games air on 1270 and kscbnews.net.