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Boisvert’s Walk Off Grand Slam Highlights Split with Cloud

Brock Kappelmann - March 17, 2021 6:05 am

Kenny Hernandez

LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College hosted Cloud County Community College for a doubleheader and split on the day with a game one win 8-7 and a game two 10-4 loss. The Saints Braden Boisvert provided a walk-off grand slam in the first game to claim the victory. Seward fell behind early in game two 9-1 and could not match the Thunderbirds’ offense. The Saints are now 5-9 overall and 2-2 in conference play.

In the first game of the day, the Saints had Mason Martinez on the mound who went six innings and allowed two runs on three hits. Cloud County took a two-run lead after the fourth inning and the Saints were scoreless for the majority of the game. Seward County broke their silence in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-out rally started with a single by Kase Johnson to score Richard Armijo from third base.

Johnson came around to score after a Wyatt Grant double and Reed Thomas followed up with an RBI single to score Grant. With a three run inning, the Saints went back into the field with a 3-2 lead and three outs away from a win.

The Thunderbirds responded with a five run top of the seventh inning to take the lead 7-3 over the Saints. Peter Goldy started the bottom of the seventh inning with a double to right field. Richard Armijo and Landon Anderson were able to get on base and with the bases loaded KP Werner got hit by a pitch to walk in a run from third base to make it a 7-4 game.

After a double play by Cloud County, Seward County was down to their final out and Grant once again was able to get on base with a single to left field. With the bases loaded the Saints four hitter Braden Boisvert stepped up to the plate and delivered a grand slam to give Seward County the 8-7 win.

Braden Boisvert came in for relief in the top of the seventh inning and went two-thirds of an inning and picked up the win from the mound.

In the last game of the series, the Saints went down 1-0 after the top of the first inning. Seward County responded in the bottom of the first with the leadoff batter KP Werner able to draw a walk and after a Kase Johnson bunt to reach third and an error by Cloud County let Werner score from third. All tied after the first inning the Saints kept it at knotted until the top of the fourth when the Thunderbirds scored four runs to take a 5-1 lead.

In the sixth inning, Cloud County added another four runs to lead 9-1. Seward County was able to score Wyatt Grant after Jonathan Cantu drew a walk with the bases loaded to cut the Thunderbirds lead down 9-2. Seward County added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning with a double by Jonathan Cantu to score George Gallardo and Cantu was able to score on a Thunderbird error.

With a 9-4 lead Cloud County added one more in the top of the ninth and Seward County could not get the bats going in the ninth with three straight strikeouts to close the game.

Starting pitcher Dylan Day picks up the loss with five hits, five runs allowed and three strikeouts in four innings pitched.

Seward County will be back at Brent Gould Field on Thursday, March 18th to take on Hutchinson Community College at 1 pm.


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