By ROY ALLEN
SCCC Assistant Athletic Director
In what has become a season of firsts, and some not necessarily in a good way, the Seward County Saints chalked up another tough one to that list Friday afternoon in Colby as they were swept in a Jayhawk West doubleheader by the Trojans for the first time in school history. In the opener it was a classic pitchers dual in which Colby scratched out a 1-0 win as the Saints hit into five double plays in the seven inning game. In game two early defensive miscues by Seward and a lack of offense throughout for the Saints was the difference in a 6-2 decision won by the Trojans.
In Game 1 Seward actually outhit Colby 7-4, but weren’t able to squeeze across a run.
Reed Thompson was 2 for 3 at the top of the Saints lineup and Thompson was the only Seward player with more than 1 hit in the loss.
Austin King suffered the tough luck loss, going all 6 innings on the hill for the Saints, allowing just 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 4 and again not walking a single opposing batter.
In Game 2, Colby had 9 hits to the Saints 6 in the contest, but it was 3 Seward County errors that proved the difference in this one. Out of the Trojans 6 runs in the game, just 2 of them were earned.
The Saints six hits in the game came from six different players and Brent Williams and Jordan Leinweber collected Seward’s two RBI’s in the loss.
As King did in game one, JB Olson certainly pitched well enough to win, but the freshman was tagged with the loss, going all the way on the mound for Seward, allowing 9 hits and 6 runs, just 2 earned, while striking out a pair.
Seward falls to 24-19 overall on the season and 12-10 in Jayhawk West action. .