Seward Softball Offense Quiet in Hutchinson

Brock Kappelmann - April 16, 2021 2:56 pm

Kenny Hernandez

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Seward County Community College falls in a doubleheader against Hutchinson Community College 12-4 and 10-1. The Saints are now 10-14 on the season and ranked third in the Jayhawk West with a 9-9 record. Seward County was unable to get their offense going consistently and Hutchinson would run-rule the Saints in both contests.

In the first game of the day, Seward County found themselves down 2-0 after the first inning to the Blue Dragons. The Saints got themselves on the board with an RBI single up the middle by Macy Cesa-Spearman that scored Alyssah Pontoja from third base. Hutchinson responded in the bottom of the third inning with two more runs to take a 4-1 advantage.

In the top of the fourth inning, Seward County started off with a Jaci Oakley single to center field and would later score from second base on a single from Ayanna Clemons. A couple of batters later AJ Luna connected on a single to right that scored Emily Mojica from third base, and Ayanna Clemons from second. The Saints scored three total runs in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 4-4.

The Bluedragons responded in the bottom of the fourth with four runs in a two-out rally. Hutchinson had back-to-back doubles followed by a home run to take an 8-4 advantage. Seward County went scoreless in the fifth and sixth innings and Hutchinson concluded the game in the bottom of the sixth with a 12-4 final.

Alyssah Pontoja started the game and received the loss with 3.2 innings pitched. Pontoja went 3.2 innings and had eight earned runs on 12 hits. Hannah Schulman came in and pitched 1.2 innings and had three earned runs on three hits.

In the final game of the day, Seward County scored first in the top of the first inning with a double from Ashley low to score Jaci Oakley from second base. Unfortunately, this was the only run the Saints scored in the game. Hutchinson took the lead in the bottom of the first with two runs on two home runs and added one more run in the third inning to take a 3-1 lead over the Saints.

Hutchinson scored seven runs on five hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 10-1 lead over Seward County. The Saints were unable to get their offense going in the top of the fifth inning to force the run rule after five.

Ireland Caro started in the circle and received the loss with 4 innings pitched with six earned runs on 11 hits.

Seward County has moved their scheduled game against Garden City Community College from Saturday, April 17th to Tuesday, April 27th with the doubleheader starting at 2 pm.


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