Midland Sweeps Seward Baseball

Brock Kappelmann - February 19, 2019 6:42 am

Phillip Lee
The Seward County Community College baseball team suffered a pair of losses against Midland College, 6-5 and 10-2, on Sunday. The Saints dropped to 3-5 on the season.

Jose Caraballo went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Cruz Shope added a pair of hits, including a double to account for four of Seward’s five hits.
Cole Evans posted a no decision in the start for the Saints, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out six and walking two over four innings. Ryan Thomas (0-1) suffered the loss in relief, giving up two runs on two hits while striking out six and walking none over 2 1/3 innings.
Seward took a 4-0 lead in the first inning thanks to some shoddy Midland defense. An error by the Chaparrals allowed Shope to score the first run of the game. Owen Martin had a run-scoring single and Caraballo added a two-run hit to cap the inning for the Saints.
The Seward offense went silent as Midland chipped away with three runs in the second and a run in the third to knot the contest at four. The Chaparrals broke the tie in the fifth, but the Saints finally got back on the scoreboard in the seventh and tied the game up at five on Cayde Ward’s sacrifice fly.
The deadlock was short-lived for Seward as Thomas gave up the game-winning homer in the bottom of the inning.

Seward managed only four hits and committed three errors in a run-rule loss to Midland.
After the Saints jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Cayde Ward’s RBI-single, the offense would not record another hit until the seventh when KP Werner singled.
Midland took advantage of wildness by pitcher Ryan Giberson and lapses by the Seward defense as it scored 10 runs over the last three innings.
Giberson (0-2) had command issues with six walks and two wild pitches. He went 4 2/3 innings with four runs, two unearned, on three hits and struck out five in taking the loss. Chandler Poell finished the contest, going the final 1 2/3 innings with six runs, five earned, on seven hits, three walks and one strikeout.
The only other offense for the Saints was a Jordan Kennedy RBI single and a Cruz Shope double.
The Saints home-opener against Lamar Junior College on Tuesday has been canceled due to inclement weather.


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