Kenny Hernandez

LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College defeats Redlands Community College in their doubleheader with a 10-4 game one victory, followed by a 17-7 game two win. Throughout the day the Saints had 27 runs on 29 hits and improved to 3-7 on the season. Braden Boisvert led the Saints in game one with five RBI’s and went three for four from the plate with a home run. The game two leader was George Gallardo, who led the Saints in RBI’s with five and went two for four from the plate.

In-game one, the Saints found themselves down two after the top of the first inning after a double and a triple to start the game for the Cougars. Seward responded in the bottom of the first inning with a double from Boisvert that scored Wyatt Grant. Mason Martinez started on the mound for the Saints and struck out two and got them to ground out in the top of the second to get the Saints back on offense.

In the bottom of the second Seward was able to tally two more runs on four hits and gained a 3-2 lead. The Saints added five runs in the sixth inning and Boisvert connected on a grand slam to score Grant, Kase Johnson, and Max Garrett.

Sophomore Cory Didier took the mound in relief in the fifth inning and picked up the victory with two and a third innings, and gave up no runs on one hit and two strikeouts.

For game two the Saints once again found themselves trailing 2-0 after the top of the first inning and responded with an RBI from Reed Thomas who scored Kase Johnson from third. In the bottom of the third inning, the Saints added four more runs on four runs that included two home runs from Grant and Jonathan Cantu to lead 5-3.

Another four-run inning in the fourth for Seward with another home run by Grant and base hits from Thomas, Peter Goldy, and Gallardo. KP Werner started the fifth inning for the Saints with a double and the offense surged to six more runs in the sixth inning to take a commanding 15-4 lead. The Saints closed out the game in the seventh inning on a ten-run rule in the nine-inning game.

Freshman Dylan Day received the win and went five innings, with five hits and four runs, and six strikeouts.

The Saints will host Clarendon College on Tuesday at 3 pm on the Seward County Campus.