Seward Drops Two After #29 is Retired

Brock Kappelmann - May 9, 2022 6:21 am

On a day when Galen McSpadden’s jersey #29 was retired, the excellence he fostered during a 37 year career didn’t translate to the 2022 Saints.  Pratt swept Seward 9-6 and 23-8 Saturday afternoon at Brent Gould Field.  Seward still made the Region 6 Tournament and will play at Cowley on Wednesday.

In game one, Pratt scored early and often.  The Beavers scored two in the first.  Seward also scored two in the first as Ranse Radtke doubled and Jase Schneider drove him home.  Luke Williams sac fly tied the game.  Pratt scored one in the second and two runs in the third, fourth, and fifth to lead 9-2.  Pratt chased starter Tristan Curless who lasted four innings.  Seward had opportunities loaded the bases in the fourth but did not score.  Seward had several runners thrown out on the bases in the loss. They broke through with four in the fifth.  Gannon Hardin tripled off the wall in right to score three runs.  Brody Boisvert singled him home.  Seward only had one hit in the last two innings.

In game two, both teams scored four in the first.  In the SCCC first, Jacob Masters singled home a run.  Luke Williams singled home two runs.  Gannon Hardin thundered an RBI double off the wall in center.  Seward took a 5-4 lead with a run in the second when Jaxson Gregg doubled home a run.  Pratt scored six in the third as SCCC starter Josh Eichstadt lasted three innings.  Pratt scored two in the fourth to lead 12-5.  Seward scored two in the fourth as Jaxson Gregg doubled home another run and Tristan Curless singled home a run to make it 12-7.  The Beavers scored four in the fifth to lead 16-7.  Seward scored in the fifth after three walks.  Pratt scored seven in the seventh and won in a run rule. Pratt out-hit SCCC 22-11 and Seward made five errors.

Seward has lost a school record 40 games.  They are 14-40 and 6-24 in the Jayhawk West which is also a school record for conference losses.  Pratt is 22-32 overall and 9-23 in the Jayhawk West.  Seward plays at Cowley Wednesday at 2pm and Thursday at 2pm with an if necessary game Friday at 2pm in Ark City for the best 2 out of 3 series to begin the Region 6 Tournament.




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