Coach Galen McSpadden and his Seward County Saints team will begin the 2009 season as the #12 ranked team in the country according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The Saints receive the honor after finishing 42-19 last season including going 26-6 in Jayhawk West Conference play and winning 27 of their final 31 regular season contests. The Saints finished ranked 10th last season in the final NJCAA poll after reaching the quarterfinals of the Region VI Tournament a year ago where they fell to Kansas City Kansas C.C. 9-7. The Saints return three all-conference players in Keegan Morrow, Austin Terhune, and Mikel Huston as well as six other sophomores who contributed on last year’s 40 win team. The Saints will open up their season with a valentine's day weekend matchup at home against Western Nebraska C.C. on February 13th at Brent Gould Field.