Dodge City Sweeps Seward in Jayhawk West Opener
Brock Kappelmann - March 13, 2022 8:44 am
The Dodge City Conquistadors swept the Seward County Saints in the Jayhawk West opener 10-3 and 5-2 Saturday afternoon and evening at Cavalier Field in Dodge City. The same two teams will play Sunday at 1 pm at Brent Gould Field in Liberal.
In game one, the Conqs scored three in second with two outs. The Saints trimmed the lead to 3-2 with a pair of two out runs in the third. Tucker Livermore walked. Jase Schneider ripped a double down the third baseline. Dodge City’s second baseman misplayed Ranse Radtke’s infield pop up into a two RBI base hit. The Conqs scored five in the fourth to lead 8-2. DC3 tacked on single runs in the fifth and sixth. Dodge City out hit the Saints 12-4 and both teams made two errors a piece. Mason Martinez pitched four innings allowing eight runs with six strikeouts and four walks.
Game two was more of a pitcher’s dual even thought it was the nine inning game. It was 2-0 SCCC after six. The Saints scored a run in the third when Noah Baker singled to lead off the inning. Jaxson Gregg singled him home. Gannon Hardin led off the fourth with a towering home run over the right field wall. Tristan Curless worked out of a bases loaded no out jam in the second. The Conqs didn’t get to Curless until the seventh when they scored five runs. Dodge out hit SCCC 11-8 and DC3 had the game’s only error.
Seward falls to 6-16 overall and 0-2 in the Jayhawk West. Dodge City is 11-6 overall and 2-0 in the KJCCC West. The same two teams play Sunday at 1 pm at Brent Gould Field with pre-game at 12:45 on 1270, 92.3, and The KSCB and The Legend App.