Seward Sweeps Garden City to Earn Home Field
Brock Kappelmann - May 9, 2021 9:06 am
The Seward County Saints will play at home again after all. Two days after Garden City won both games at Seward, the Saints traveled north to Garden City and won both games Saturday afternoon at Williams Stadium. Seward won 14-3 in five innings and 16-2 in seven innings. The Saints earn the number two seed from the Jayhawk West and will host a Region 6 Sub Regional next weekend at Brent Gould Field.
Mason Martinez tossed a second straight complete game in the first game. He improves to 6-1 on the season. Seward scored two in the second after AJ Folds walked and George Gallardo was beaned to begin the inning. Peter Goldy singled home a run and Gallardo scored on a wild pitch. Kase Johnson ripped a home run into the evergreens in left center to lead off the third. Wyatt Grant singled and Braden Boisvert hit a monstrous home run to left for his 14th of the season. That gave SCCC at 5-0 lead. The Broncbusters scored a run in the third. Seward answered with nine in the fourth. KP Werner singled and Kase Johnson doubled. Wyatt Grant singled home two. Braden Boisvert singled home a run. AJ folds singled and George Gallardo walked. Peter Goldy singled home two runs. Richard Armijo was beaned to scored a run. Werner singled home two. Johnson singled home a run. Grant singled home a run. Johnson was 4-4 with a home and a double. Goldy was 4-4. Grant was 3-3.
In game two, Eric Turner got it done on the mound with six strong innings with three strikeouts and no walks. Seward jumped on the Busters for six first inning runs. Kase Johnson was beaned before Garden City walked Braden Boisvert and AJ Folds. Peter Goldy ripped a line drive to left to score two. Sam Berberich lined a single to right to score a run. George Gallardo lofted a three run homer to right center. The Saints scored four more in the second for a 10-0 lead. KP Werner doubled to lead off the inning. Johnson singled. Grant singled home a run. AJ Folds hit a home run to right which landed in the street and rolled up to the base of the Dollar General building for a two run homer. The Saints scored two in the third to lead 12-0. Johnson singled before Grant doubled home a run. Boisvert grouned out to score a run. SCCC plated three more in the fourth. Berberich singled and Gallardo doubled. Armijo hit a sac fly. Werner homered to right for his seventh of the season. GCCC scored two in the fifth. Gallardo singled in the sixth and scored on Werner’s double for their 16th run. Werner was 3-5 with a homer and two doubles. Grant was 3-5 with a double. Gallardo was 3-4 with a homer and a double.
Seward is 25-23 overall and 20-12 in the Jayhawk West. Seward wins a three team tie breaker for second with Barton and Butler because Seward’s record was 5-3 against those two teams. Butler was 4-4 and Barton was 3-5. Garden City is 21-27 and 11-21 in the Jayhawk West. Seward hosts Neosho on Friday at noon at Brent Gould Field. Cloud will play Kansas City. It is a double elimination tournament. The Seward games will air on 1270 and kscbnews.net.