The Seward County Community College softball team won its sixth straight game with a Jayhawk West Conference/Division I Region VI doubleheader sweep over Cloud County Community College at Lady Saints Softball Field on Sunday afternoon. Seward County needed just over an hour to knock off Cloud County 10-0 (five innings) in the opener behind 10 strikeouts from freshman Courtney Auger. SCCC scored seven runs in the third and fourth innings in game two while completing the sweep with a 17-2 victory. Seward County remains in first place in both the Jayhawk West and Division I Region VI with a 20-13 overall record, 6-0 Jayhawk West record and an 11-1 record in Region VI play. Cloud County drops to 1-16 overall, 0-6 in conference play and to 0-6 in Region VI competition.

The Lady Saints tallied seven runs in the first inning of game one, with the big hit coming from nine-hole hitter Alyssa Fandrick, who hit a two-run single to left field. Auger dominated the Lady T-Birds allowing only three base hits with 10 strikeouts and zero walks. Auger is now 7-1 with a 0.96 earned run average in 51 innings in Division I Region VI play this season.

Fandrick went 2-for-3 with two RBI, and sophomore Rachel Adaza went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, a double and RBI for the Lady Saints. Seward County only out-hit Cloud County 6-3, but the Lady T-Birds couldn’t overcome seven defensive errors.

Seward scored in every inning during the night cap to win its sixth-straight game since returning from their Arizona spring break trip.

Freshman Alicia Gonzales hit a pair of two-run RBI singles in the third and fourth innings to help Seward County put up back-to-back seven-run innings. Jamie Gilbert scored three runs (3-for-4, two RBI) and recorded a season-high three stolen bases. Gilbert also stole a base in the opener on Sunday.

Gonzales finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored and five RBI, and sophomore first baseman Jennifer Collins went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a triple and a RBI.

Freshman right-handed pitcher Cara Russell earned the complete-game victory, her eighth win of the season. Russell scattered four hits, two runs and two walks in the run-rule win.

The Lady Saints will continue Jayhawk West Conference play on Tuesday, April 1, hosting third-place Hutchinson Community College (17-10, 4-4) for a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal.