Curless Fans 16 as Saints Salvage Split with Garden City
Brock Kappelmann - March 25, 2022 6:24 am
Seward County left hander Tristan Curless stepped up big for the Saints on Thursday afternoon. After the visiting Garden City Broncbusters won game one 7-2, Curless truck out 16 on the way to an 11-0 SCCC win in game two. It’s Seward’s first home win over GCCC since 2019 after four straight losses.
In game one, the Busters scored one in the first. Luke Williams lofted a home run over the wall in right center in the third to tie the game at 1-1. Garden City scored two in the fourth for a 3-1 lead. The Saints loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the fourth. Jacob Masters grounded out to drive home a run to make it 3-2. Garden scored two in the fifth to lead 5-2. The Broncbusters added two more in the seventh for insurance. Garden City out hit Seward 11-6. Tucker Livermore was 2-2. Mason Martinez worked six innings striking out eight but allowing five runs on nine hits.
In game two, Tristan Curless didn’t need much offense as it turned out. He pitched all seven innings for the complete game shutout. But the Saints provided offense anyway scoring six in the first, one in the third, one in the fifth, and three in the sixth. Jase Schneider hit two home runs and Connor Cox added a round tripper. Jase Schneider was 3-5 with three RBI’s and three runs. Javier Gomez was 3-4 with two runs and two doubles. Seward out hit GCCC 9-2 and the Busters committed five errors while SCCC played error less baseball.
Seward is 10-21 overall and 3-7 in the Jayhawk West. Garden City is 8-17-1 and 2-4 in the KJCCC West. Seward plays at Garden City Saturday at 1 with pre-game at 12:45 on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.