The Seward County Community College softball team dropped a doubleheader at Butler Community College, 1-0 and 10-2 (5 innings), on Saturday afternoon in El Dorado at East Park. The two victories move the Lady Grizzlies closer to their third straight Jayhawk West Conference title and second-straight Division I district championship. The Lady Saints dropped a heart breaker in game one as Courtney Auger suffered the loss after allowing only one base hit. In game two Butlerís offensive prowess was too much for SCCC as the Lady Grizzlies scored 10 runs on 11 hits. Seward County is now 30-17 overall, 9-3 in the Jayhawk West and 14-4 in the Division I Region VI. The No. 9 ranked Lady Grizzlies have now won 22-straight games and 35 of its last 36 games overall. Butler is now 41-4 on the season, 14-0 in the Jayhawk West and 17-1 against Division I Region VI opponents.

Auger pitched six innings while allowing one base hit and one run (unearned) with nine strikeouts. Butler scored the only run of the game in the sixth inning as a lead-off walk came around to score on a Seward County fielding error. The only Butler base hit came in the second inning on an infield single.

Seward County tallied only two base hits with Jamie Gilbert (1-for-2) recording a single in the fifth inning, and Lindsay Garchinski (1-for-2) hitting a single in the sixth frame.

Game oneís outcome was decided in a classic pitchers dual between Auger and Butler sophomore Lauren Supak. Butlerís ace pitched a complete game allowing two base hits and collecting 10 strikeouts. Supak struck out nine of her 10 batters in the first four innings of play.

In game two, Seward County grabbed its only lead of the day with a two-run first inning as both Gilbert and Garchinski scored runs. Butler came back right away tying the score 2-2 with two runs in the bottom of the first. Butler followed with a run in the second, five runs in the third and with two runs, both on home runs, in the fourth inning.

Seward County freshman Cara Russell was the losing pitcher in game two, allowing 11 hits, 10 runs, 10 earned runs and two walks. Butler hit three home runs in the game-two victory.

Gilbert (1-for-3), Garchinski (1-for-2, RBI), and freshman Katelyn Glenn (1-for-2) were the only Lady Saints with a base hit in the nightcap.

Seward County will finish its regular season next week playing eight games, including six games at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. The Lady Saints next opponent will be hosting Dodge City Community College on Tuesday, April 22, for a 3 p.m. Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader.