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Seward County Community College head baseball coach Galen McSpadden joined junior college baseball immortality on Friday, May 23, as he was inducted into the NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame at the annual JUCO World Series banquet at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, Colo. McSpadden was joined in the 27th induction class by Don Brown (former head coach of Redlands C.C.) and Perry Keith (head coach of Connors State). The three coaching legends join 80 current members in the exclusive hall of fame membership. McSpadden is the first individual from Seward County Community College to be inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame.

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The Seward County Community College baseball program has announced that four sophomores have signed official NCAA Division I letters of intent for the 2008-2009 year. Sophomores Tomas Cruz (Clemson University), Christian Kowalchuk (University of Arkansas), David Masters (Kansas State University) and Austin Roff (Lamar University) have all inked LOIs after leading the Saints to a 42-19 overall record and to a Jayhawk West Conference championship this past season. There have now been 53 Seward County baseball players that have signed with a NCAA D-I program since 2001.

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The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference announced its Jayhawk West and Jayhawk East All-Conference selections, and Seward County Community College was well represented with nine players and their head coach receiving recognition. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Tomas Cruz was named the Jayhawk West Most Valuable Player, and head coach Galen McSpadden was selected the Jayhawk West Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Saints to a 42-19 overall record and to the programís seventh conference title in the last eight years. Cruz and sophomore catcher David Masters were both selected First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region VI while sophomore shortstop Erik Hansen was tabbed First Team All-Conference.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team was eliminated from the Region VI Tournament losing 9-7 to Kansas City Kansas Community College on Monday evening at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita. The Saints scored six runs in the second inning, but were held to one run the rest of the game as KCK left-handed pitcher Tyler Link pitched the final 7 2/3 innings in relief for the victory. The No. 10 nationally-ranked Saints finish their season with a 42-19 overall record while KCK (34-18) advances to play Cowley College in the loserís bracket final at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Johnson County Community College will await the winner of the loserís bracket final in the championship game tomorrow evening at 7 p.m.

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Freshman Austin Terhune threw 8 2/3 innings to guide the Seward County Community College baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Fort Scott Community College in an elimination game Monday morning at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita. Terhune struck out 11 batters while eliminating the Greyhounds from the Region VI Tournament. The Saints (42-18) advance to play the winner of Hutchinson/Kansas City Kansas in a 7 p.m. loserís bracket game tonight. Fort Scott ends its season with a 38-21 overall record.

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Former Seward County Community College menís basketball player Adam Tanner has signed a two-year professional contract with the Brisbane Bullets of the National Basketball League in Australia. Tanner, a former Jayhawk West All-Conference selection in 2005-06, completed his collegiate career this season with the Denver University Pioneers, who compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. Tanner, a 6-foot-9 forward, was a two-year starter for the Saints helping lead SCCC to a 45-18 overall record from 2004-2006. Tanner becomes the 15th Seward County menís basketball player to play professional basketball.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team fell into the loserís bracket in the NJCAA Region VI Tournament after suffering a 6-3 loss against Johnson County Community College (39-15) Sunday evening at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita. Despite a 5-for-5 hitting effort from sophomore third baseman Austin Roff, the Saints had only two base runners reach scoring position in the final five innings. The Cavaliers, who have won 14 of their last 15 games, advance to the winnerís bracket final on Monday evening. The No. 10 nationally-ranked Saints (41-18) will play in an elimination game Monday morning at 10 a.m. against Fort Scott Community College (38-20), who defeated Allen County Community College 6-5 on Monday afternoon.

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Freshman David Cruz went 4-for-5 and second baseman Trent Martinez hit a three-run double to help give Seward County Community College a 10-3 victory over Kansas City Kansas Community College in the second round of the NJCAA Region VI Baseball Tournament at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita. The Saints advance to the winnerís bracket semifinals to face Johnson County Community College (38-15) on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Seward County, the No. 10 ranked team in the nation, improves to 41-17 overall this season while KCK drops to 31-18. KCK will face Barton County Community College in a 10 a.m. elimination game on Sunday morning.

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The Seward County Community College womenís tennis team finished in 16th place at the NJCAA Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. Sophomore Erica Herrera and freshman Valerie Stevens placed in the round of eight, and freshman Alyssa Larson won the consolation bracket to highlight the top performances for the Lady Saints at the national tournament. It is the third straight year that SCCC has finished in the Top 20 at nationals, after finishing 14th in 2007 and in 10th in 2006. Hillsborough Community College won the NJCAA national championship with 45 points, followed by Tyler Junior College (44 points), Lee College (43 points), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (42 points) and Collin County Community College (39.5 points) to round out the top five.

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The NJCAA Division I All-Region VI softball team selections were recently announced, and the Seward County Community College Lady Saints were well represented with six players receiving recognition. Jennifer Collins (First Base), Alicia Gonzales (Outfield), Melissa St. Clair (Catcher) and Courtney Auger (Pitcher) were all named to the first team while Lindsay Garchinski (Third Base) and Jamie Gilbert (Outfield) were selected to the second team. The Lady Saints were the only team with two First Team selections. Seward County has now had 49 All-Region VI picks in the programís 10-year history.

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Freshman pitcher Austin Terhune pitched a nine-inning complete game to lift the Seward County Community College baseball team into the eight-team Region VI Tournament in Wichita next weekend with an 8-2 victory over Neosho County Community College on Sunday. The Saints and Panthers split on Saturday to set up the deciding game three at Brent Gould Field as the Jayhawk West champion Saints took the best-of-three series over the Jayhawk East No. 8 seed Panthers. Seward County (40-17), the No. 10 ranked team in the NJCAA, also collects its 40th win of the season, marking the eighth 40-win campaign in the programís history. Neosho County ends its season with a 24-30 overall record.

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The Seward County Community College softball team finished its season on Saturday with a 10-3 loss to Barton County Community College in the NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament loserís bracket at the Two Rivers Sports Complex in Wichita. It is the first time since 2004 that Seward County hasnít advanced to the Region VI Tournament championship game as Barton County picked up its first win over SCCC this season. Seward County ends its season with a 39-19 overall record, while Barton County (25-36) advanced to the Region VI championship game where they were defeated 18-3 (five innings) by tournament champion Butler Community College (48-6). Butler will represent the Region VI in the NJCAA National Tournament in Plant City, Fla.

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Jayhawk East No. 8 seed Neosho County Community College was one out away from marking the biggest upset in NJCAA Region VI Baseball Tournament history, but a two-out error by the Neosho second baseman and back-to-back RBI singles from David Cruz and Kade Kauk prevented the first-round sweep. Jayhawk West No. 1 seed Seward County Community College was able to hold off elimination with an 8-7 win in game two to force a deciding game three on Sunday afternoon. Neosho County won the opener 9-5 as the two teams split the opening day of the Region VI Tournament First-Round Playoff Series at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. Seward County (39-17) and Neosho County (24-29) will play the deciding game of the best two-of-three series on Sunday afternoon with a first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. The game-three winner will advance to the eight-team Region VI Tournament, May 10-14, at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita.

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The road to a Region VI championship for the Seward County Community College softball team will be a long journey on Saturday after going 1-1 in tournament action on Friday afternoon at the Two Rivers Sports Complex in Wichita. Seward County blew out Cloud County Community College 18-0 in five innings in its opening game, before losing 6-5 against Garden City Community College. The double-elimination format still allows SCCC an opportunity to advance to the title game scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today. But it will take three victories in the loserís bracket for the Lady Saints to make a fourth straight appearance in the championship game.

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The Seward County Community College softball team will open play at the Region VI Tournament on Friday afternoon against Cloud County Community College at 3 p.m. in Wichita at the Two Rivers Sports Complex. The Lady Saints will be pursuing the programís third Region VI title, after winning back-to-back championships in 2005 and 2006. Seward enters post-season play after winning its last eight games, including seven in run-rule fashion. Freshman ace pitcher Courtney Auger was recently named the Jayhawk West Conference Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year by Kansas Jayhawk Community College. A total of seven SCCC players received All-Conference recognition, including Auger and sophomore catcher Melissa St. Clair, who were named to the first team.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team won its 12th Jayhawk West Conference championship last weekend with a four-game sweep over Pratt Community College in the final regular season conference series. The Saints are entering the post-season with a 38-16 overall record, which includes their final tune-up last week defeating Dodge City 21-9, hitting six home runs in nine innings of play. Seward County will look to reach the Region VI Tournament in Wichita for the fourth time in the last five seasons. Last year the Saints were co-conference champions, but were ousted in the first round by Independence C.C. who swept the Saints 12-7 and 20-14 on their home field.

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Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference officials announced its Jayhawk West and Jayhawk East softball All-Conference selections on Thursday morning. Seward County Community College freshman Courtney Auger was named the Jayhawk West Conference Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year. Auger and Melissa St. Clair were both selected First Team All-Conference, and Jennifer Collins, Katelyn Glenn and Jamie Gilbert were selected to the second team. A total of seven SCCC players received recognition as Lindsay Garchinski and Alicia Gonzales were named honorable mention. It is the second straight season that Seward County has claimed the M.V.P. and Freshman of the Year awards. In 2007, sophomore Meisha Patterson was named M.V.P. and Jena Rue was the freshman of the year.

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