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More Extra Inning Heartache for Saints

Brock Kappelmann - April 21, 2022 5:30 pm

After a 12 inning loss Saturday at Barton, the Saints lost in a nine inning game  slated for seven innings Thursday afternoon at the Concordia Sports Complex.  Cloud took game one 4-3 in nine innings and 3-0 in seven innings.

Seward led much of game one 3-0.  In the second, Tristan Curless singled and scored when Luke Williams whistled a double off the wall in left.  The Saints added two in the fourth.  Tristan Curless singled and stole second.  Gannon Hardin ripped a single to center to score Curless and advanced to third on a two base error.  Hardin scored on a Cloud error.  The Thunderbirds scored two in the sixth on two hits and one  error.  Cloud scored in the seventh after the lead off man reached on a bad hop single to short and would scored the tying run.  Saints pitching stranded five Cloud runners in the seventh and eighth.  Cloud scored in the ninth on a wild pitch to win it.  The Saints spent much of the game wiggling out of trouble.  They escaped bases loaded no outs in the third without a run scoring.  Cloud had two on and one out in the fourth and didn’t score.  Cloud had bases loaded no outs in the seventh but only scored one run to tie it.  Jacob Master threw out a runner trying to score from home and SCCC put out a T-Bird trying to score on a wild pitch.  Seward turned a line out to second into a double play in the eighth.  Cloud out-hit the Saints 11-6.  Both teams committed three errors.  Mason Martinez worked six innings in a no decision with eight strikeouts and one walk.  He allowed one earned run and was the Epic Touch Player of the Game.

The Saints mustered only one hit in game two.  Tristan Curless broke up a no hitter with a two out single in the seventh.  The T-Birds scored runs in the first, second, and third before starter Dylan Day worked three shutout innings.  Day struck out seven and walked two.

Seward has lost five in a row and falls to 12-32 overall and 5-17 in the Jayhawk West.  Cloud is 36-11 and 19-7 in the Jayhawk West.   The same two teams play Saturday at 1pm at Brent Gould Field with pre-game at 12:45 on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.



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