Saints Use Long Ball to Take Game One with Neosho
Brock Kappelmann - May 11, 2023 6:49 am
The Seward County Saints hit five home runs on the way to a 15-7 game one win over the Neosho County Panthers Wednesday afternoon at Brent Gould Field. Tristan Curless smacked two home runs including a grand slam as Seward takes a 1-0 series lead over Neosho.
Neosho plated a run in the first and two in the third to lead 3-0. The Saints used a six run fourth to take hold of the game. Jaxson Gregg walked, Elijah Bear singled, Mason Hagel-Pitt reached on an infield hit. Tristan Curless hit a grand slam over the left field wall for the 4-3 lead. Trenton Rowan singled and Connor Cox got a ball up into the jet stream and over the wall in left center for the 6-3 lead. Neosho scored one in the top of the fifth to make it 6-4. SCCC scored two in the fifth. Jaxson Gregg walked and Tristan Curless hit a two run home run to left center for the 8-4 lead. The Saints scored four in the sixth. Trenton Rowan homered off the scoreboard in the left center for the 9-4 lead. Connor Cox singled. Cameron Cartwright and Ranse Radtke singled and Jaxson Gregg singled home a run. Elijah Bear hit a sac fly to center. Mason Hagel-Pitt grounded out to score a run and make it 12-4. The Panthers scored three in the seventh to make it 12-7. The Saints scored three in the eighth. Cameron Cartwright hit a solo home run off the scoreboard. Ranse Radtke singled. Elijah Bear singled. Tristan Curless singled home a run off the third baseman. Jarron Wilcox walked with the bases loaded.
Seward out-hit Neosho 17-9. Seward had the game’s only error. Tristan Curless was Epic Touch Player of the Game going 3-5 with seven RBI’s. Ranse Radtke was 3-5. Brian Luna improved to 10-2 going 6 and 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts and three walks. Elias Herrera went 1 and 2/3 scoreless with three strikeouts and no walks. TJ Newman pitched a scoreless ninth.
Neosho is 33-23 and Seward is 32-24. Seward leads the best two out of three series 1-0. The same two teams meet Thursday afternoon at 2pm at Brent Gould Field. Dugout Show at 1:45 on 1270 and 92.3.