Seward Bats Go Silent in Colby

Brock Kappelmann - May 2, 2022 6:49 am

The Seward County Saints were swept for a third four game series this season.  After earlier spring sweeps to Dodge City and Hutchinson, Colby completed the four game sweep over the Saints with a pair of wins Sunday in Colby.  The Trojans beat the Saints 1-0 and 6-3.  Seward had seven hits in 16 innings.

In game one,  Tristan Curless kept the Saints in the game pitching a complete six innings in the loss. He struck out five and walked two while scattering six hits.  Colby’s Jake Ticer launched a home run to right in the fourth for the game’s only run.  Seward had chances with lead off doubles in the third and the seventh.  Ranse Radtke was 2-3.

In game two, Colby scored two in the first but then Francisco Cardenas settled in and worked six straight shutout innings.  Seward finally scored in the sixth when Ranse Radtke doubled to left center and Jase Schneider doubled down the left field line to score him to make it 2-1.  The Saints took their first lead in the series with two runs on one hit and three Trojan errors in the eighth.  Jaxson Gregg’s RBI single gave the Saints the 3-2 lead.  But Colby promptly scored four in the eighth to take the 6-3 lead.  Colby out-hit SCCC 13-3.  Seward didn’t commit an error in either game.  Cardenas went 7 and 2/3 innings for SCCC.

Seward is 13-37 and have lost five straight.  The Saints are tied with Pratt for last at 6-22.  Colby is 33-16 and 20-8 in the Jayhawk West.  Seward plays at Pratt Thursday at 1pm with Saints Dugout Show at 12:45 on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.



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