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Saints Split with First Place Barton

Brock Kappelmann - April 15, 2022 6:12 am

The Barton Cougars strutted into Brent Gould Field Thursday tied for first with Cloud.  The 7th place Saints rallied to win game one 8-6 before Barton humbled the Saints 27-2 in game two on a breezy day in the 60’s at Brent Gould Field.

In game one, both teams scored two runs.  Barton scored four unearned runs against SCCC starter Mason Martinez in the fourth as the Saints committed two errors.  Seward scored a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it 6-4 Cougars.  Seward took the lead on the Barton bullpen with four in the bottom of the fifth for the 7-6 lead.  Seward added insurance with a run in the sixth to lead 8-6.  The Saints out-hit the Cougars 11-6 and won despite three errors.  Seward’s bullpen did the job as Aidan Moore earned the win going two scoreless innings.  Francisco Cardenas pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.  Ranse Radtke, Jaxson Gregg, Jordan Crowder, and Jacob Masters had two hits a piece for the Saints who snapped a five game losing streak and won for the first time since March 26 at Garden City.

All Cougars in game two as Barton scored nine in the first, four in the third, one in the fourth, eight in the fifth, and five in the sixth.  Barton scored 27 runs on just 17 hits.  SCCC pitching walked 10.

The Saints are 12-28 overall and 5-13 in the Jayhawk West.  Barton is 29-11 and 16-6 in the KJCCC West.  Seward and Barton play Saturday in Great Bend at 1 with Saints Dugout Show at 12:45 on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.


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