Saints Move into Virtual Tie for First with Sweep Over Dodge City
Brock Kappelmann - April 7, 2019 10:16 am
The Seward County Saints have moved into a virtual tie for first in the Jayhawk West. Seward, Butler, and Barton are 12-8 while Hutchinson is percentage points ahead at 10-6. The Saints beat Dodge City 15-5 and 10-7 Saturday afternoon at Brent Gould Field.
Seward won game one in five inning run rule. Chandler Poell pitched all five innings for Seward is his first start. He did not walk anyone in the win. It was scoreless going into the bottom of the third when Cayde Ward slammed a homer over the center field wall. Jose Caraballo singled home a run. Kason Haggard drove home two runs with two outs to make it 4-0. Cruz Shope singled home a run for a 5-0 lead. Dodge City scored in the top of the fourth to make the score 5-1. Ward homered to left to lead off the fourth. It was his sixth homer of the season. Caraballo doubled to right and would later score on a wild pitch. Joe Kuhn singled home a run. Shope added an RBI single and Austin Folds singled home two more for a 12-1 lead. The Conqs scored four in the fifth to keep the game going. However, Seward scored three in the fifth to end the game in the bottom of the fifth. Caraballo singled, Owen Martin reached on an error. Kuhn walked. With two outs, Shope singled home a run and Folds singled home a run to end it. Ward was 4-4 with two homers, a double, and three RBI’s. Shope was 3-5 with three RBI’s. Folds was 2-4 with three RBI’s. Caraballo was 3-4 with three runs.
In game two, the Saints feasted on DC3 mistakes for the when. Dodge City started fast with two in the first. KP Werner tripled to right center with one out in the second. Kuhn’s sac fly scored the run. Ward singled home Shope in the third to tie the game at 2-2. The Conqs took a 3-2 lead with a run in the fifth. They led 5-2 with two more in the sixth. Kuhn’s two run homer to left brought the Saints to within one at 5-4 in the sixth. DC scored two in the seventh to lead 7-4. Seward benefited from Dodge City mistakes in the seventh. Ayala walked to lead off the inning. Caraballo singled. Martin reached on an error on a bunt which the DC pitcher tossed into the Saints bullpen to allow two runs to score. Werner bunted his way on but the pitcher fired the ball past the first baseman to for another run to score to tie the game. Haggard grounded out to scored a run. Shope reached on another error for another run. Haggard singled home a run for the 10-7 lead in the eighth. Ryan Thomas pitched three innings for the win. Dodge City out hit Seward 15-12 but committed five errors.
Seward is 20-17 overall and 12-8 in the Jayhawk West. Dodge City is 17-15 and 4-12 in the Jayhawk West. Seward hosts Garden City Thursday at 3 at Brent Gould Field. Game one airs on kscbnews.net and game two airs on kscbnews.net and 1270.
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