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Neosho Knocks Down Saints a Notch

Brock Kappelmann - May 14, 2021 4:06 pm

After scrapping all season to earn a home sub regional at Brent Gould Field, the Seward County Saints fell behind 10-1 and lost 10-7 to the Neosho County Panthers Friday afternoon at Brent Gould Field.  The Saints play Friday night in an elimination game against the loser of Kansas City and Cloud.

Neosho scored an unearned run against starter Sam Berberich in the second.  The Panthers added two in the third.  Kase Johnson ripped an RBI double down the left field line to make it 3-1.  Neosho broke the game open with four in the fourth for a 7-1 lead.  The Panthers scored three in the fifth for a 10-1 lead.  Braden Boisvert doubled home two in the bottom of the fifth to make it 10-3.  Seward made it a bit interesting in the ninth.  Reed Thomas singled and Richard Armijo doubled.  Werner doubled them home to make it 10-5.  AJ Folds singled home a run to make it 10-6.  Sam Miller singled home a run to make it 10-7.  The tying run came up to bat with runners at the corners and two outs but Neosho induced SCCC to a pop up to third.

Cory Didier kept the Saints in the game with five innings, seven strikeouts, and one earned run.  Neosho out hit SCCC 13-12 and SCCC had four errors compared to Neosho’s two.

Seward is 25-24 and plays the loser of the 3 pm Cloud-Kansas City game at 6.  The game will likely start late and after 6.  The game will air on 1270 and  Neosho is 26-25 and will play the winner of Cloud-Kansas City at 1 pm Saturday.

Game audio, first five innings:

Game audio, sixth inning to end:


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