By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
The Lady Saints stepped out of conference play Friday even though the faced a Jayhawk Conference opponent, and won both games.
The Lady Saints (41-10, 8-4) host Pratt, and the Lady Saints pitching and defense did not allow a run in either game while winning 7-0 and 8-0.
Seward jumped out to an early lead in Game 1, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first and three more in the bottom of the second to take an early 5-0 lead.
Katelyn Craker kept the Lady Beavers off the scoreboard and scattered three hits over six innings while walking only one and striking out nine.
The Lady Saints added three more in the bottom of the sixth to end the game an inning early with the 8-0 run-rule win.
Brittany Hopkins took the mound in Game 2, and she picked up right where Craker left off, only allowing two hits over seven innings and striking out six in a 7-0 win.
Neither team scored for three-and-a-half innings, but the Lady Saints blew the game open in the fourth with six runs and added another in the sixth.
Marissa Chavez led the Lady Saints with three RBIs in the win.
Seward will travel to Colby Wednesday and Barton Friday to wrap up the regular season.