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.

Sophomores Austin Roff and Erik Hansen hit consecutive singles and later scored for the Saints in the third inning. Designated hitter Luke Hardcastle drove in two runs with a single to center, and lead-off hitter Keegan Morrow collected an RBI with a single to center field to give the Saints a 4-0 lead.

Terhune, a lefty from Perryton, Texas, retired the first seven batters in the Fort Scott line-up before eight-hole batter Andrew Minnich hit a towering home run to left field to get the Greyhounds on the scoreboard in the third inning.

Fort Scott scored an unearned run in the fourth inning as Brandt Barnes reached base on a fielding error by Hansen at first base, and later scored on a RBI single from Trevor Geist, to cut the lead to 4-2.

Terhune remained dominant on the mound allowing only three base hits, including a ninth-inning home run, before exiting the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Freshman closer Bobby Doran finished the game recording his second save of the season with a fly out to Hansen in foul territory with runners at first and third base.

Terhuneís success against the Greyhounds included allowing five hits, three runs (two earned) and one walk. Terhune improves to 6-2 on the season and has now posted 63 strikeouts.

Seward County was led offensively by Hardcastle (1-for-3, two RBI), Huston (triple, RBI), Morrow (1-for-4, RBI) and Will Gowdy (2-for-4).


Saturday, May 10:
Johnson County defeated Barton County, 7-4
No. 10 Seward County defeated Kansas City, 10-3
Hutchinson defeated Fort Scott, 9-5
Cowley defeated Allen County, 16-6 (6)

Sunday, May 11:
Kansas City defeated Barton County, 8-4
Fort Scott defeated Allen County, 6-5
Johnson County defeated No. 10 Seward County, 6-3
Cowley vs. Hutchinson @ 7 p.m. (winner's bracket)

Monday, May 12:
Seward County defeated Fort Scott, 4-3
Kansas City vs. Hutchinson @ 1 p.m. (loserís bracket)
Johnson County vs. Cowley @ 4 p.m. (winnerís bracket)
Seward County vs. Hutchinson/KCK winner @ 7 p.m. (loserís bracket)