Saints Bring the Bats in Game 2 of Split at Garden City

Brock Kappelmann - March 27, 2022 7:26 am

The Seward County Saints split a double header with the Garden City Broncbusters Saturday at Williams Stadium in Garden City.  The Busters won game one 11-5 and the Saints took game two 16-5 in seven innings.  SCCC and GCCC split the four game series.

In game one, Garden City struck for two in the first against starter Dylan Day.  Ranse Radtke blasted a home run to left center in the third to make it 2-1 GC.  The Busters chased across a run in the third to lead 3-1.  The Saints took the lead with three runs in the fourth.  Jordan Crowder and Jacob Masters singles and Gannon Hardin singled home Crowder.  Tucker Livermore’s hustling double drove home a run to tie the game at 3-3.  Jase Schneider hit a sacrifice fly to left for the 4-3 lead in the fourth.  Garden tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fourth.  But Busters broke the game open wit ha five run fifth.  A walk and HBP led to a two RBI double and when SCCC tried to throw a runner out at third on a bunt and the runner was safe, the inning was wide open for the Busters who would add three more runs.  GCCC scored five runs on just two hits and one error for a 9-4 lead over SCCC.  Jacob Masters homered to left to begin the sixth to make it 9-5.  Garden City added two more runs in the sixth.  The Busters out hit the Saints 13-10 while Seward committed two errors.  Jacob Masters was Epic Touch Player of the game going 2-3 with a homer.

Seward jumped on Garden City early in game two.  The Saints plated two in the first when Ranse Radtke tripled home a run and scored on a Jaxson Gregg ground out.  Seward scored one run in the second off of three walks and an error.  The Saints finally broke the game open with a seven run third.  Jacob Masters tripled with one out.  Jordan Crowder singled him home.  Javier Gomez lofted a three run home run to left.  Tucker Livermore singled to right but the ball rolled past the right fielder.  The ball was then thrown past third as Livermore circled the bases for a little league home run with a single and two errors.  The Saints weren’t done.  Jase Schneider doubled and Ranse Radtke singled him home.  Jacob Masters singled home a run for a 10-0 lead.  Garden City scored two in the third to make it 10-2.  Seward answered with three in the fourth to lead 13-2.  Connor Cox and Tucker Livermore singled.  Jase Schneider tripled home two.  Ranse Radtke doubled him home.  Garden scored three in the fifth to make it 13-5.  Jase Schneider’s three run homer in the seventh made it 16-5.  Seward out hit Garden City 17-8.  Both teams made two errors a piece.   Francisco Cardenas worked five innings allowing four earned runs.  Aidan Moore worked two scoreless innings.  Jase Schneider was 3-4 with a homer, triple, and double.  He drove home five runs.  Ranse Radtke was 3-4 with a triple, double, and single.  Radtke drove home three.  Connor Cox was 2-2 and got on base all five times.  Tucker Livermore, Jordan Crowder, Jacob Masters, and Jaxson Gregg added two hits a piece.

Seward is 11-22 overall and 4-8 in the Jayhawk West.  Garden City is 9-18-1 overall and 3-5 in the Jayhawk West.


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