Seward Sweeps Garden City
Brock Kappelmann - April 28, 2021 6:26 am
LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College sweeps Garden City Community College in a doubleheader at French Family Field with a 6-3 win followed by an 8-6 game two victory. The Saints improve to 13-15 overall and 12-10 in conference play. Seward County won the overall series 3-1, these two teams split their first meeting in Garden City back in early March.
To start off the game Macy Cesa-Spearman connected for a leadoff home run to give Seward County a 1-0 lead after the first inning. The Saints add one more in the bottom of the second inning with a double by Melissa Crisanti to score AJ Luna to lead 2-0 after the second inning.
Both teams went scoreless in the third and fourth inning but the Broncbusters got on the board in the top of the fifth inning with an RBI single. In the bottom of the fifth, the Saints started to roll with Jacie Scott able to score Melissa Crisanti on a double to lead 3-1. A couple of batters later Ashley Low was able to reach from an error on Garden City that scored Jacie Scott from third. Ayanna Clemons followed up with a single to center field that scored Jaci Oakley and Low to give Seward a 6-1 advantage.
Garden City added a run in the sixth and another in the seventh but the lead was too great as Seward County won 6-3.
Alyssah Pontoja received the win for Seward County, she went seven innings, allowed three runs on nine hits, and walked one batter. With the win, the Saints improved to 12-15 overall and 11-10 in the conference.
The second game of the doubleheader started with the Bronbusters getting on the scoreboard first after a passed ball scored the runner from third. Seward County responded with a three-home run by Ashley Low that scored Jacie Scott and Jaci Oakley, the Saints led 3-1. Garden City scored off of an error by Seward and in the third inning, they tied it at three-all after an RBI single.
In the bottom of the third inning, Jacie Scott scored from third base after an error in the field by the Broncbuster and the Saints led 4-3. This lead did not last long as Garden City connected on a three-run home run in the top of the fourth to take the lead for the first time on the day at 6-4.
Macy Cesa-Spearman came up big with two RBIs on a single to right field that scored Emily Mojica and AJ Luna to tie it up at six all. Seward County took the lead in the bottom of the sixth with a single by Jacie Scott that scored Melissa Crisanti and Jaci Oakley followed up with a double to score Jacie Scott to lead 8-6.
Seward County kept Garden City scoreless to win 8-6 in the final game of the day.
Ireland Caro pitched for Seward County and gave up eight hits, six runs in seven innings to pick up the victory.
Seward County will be back at French Family Field on Thursday, April 29th to take on Dodge City Community college at 2 pm. This will be the final home game of the season and there will be a sophomore recognition ceremony to honor our sophomores.