Mar 30 2009
The Seward County Lady Saints Softball team picked up their 3rd and 4th consecutive victories Wednesday with a double header sweep over visiting Frank Phillips College. Seward got on the board early in game one as Alicia Reyes coaxed a leadoff walk and Katie Glenn singled in front of a two out, two RBI single from Jill Rodgers in the bottom of the first to give the Lady Saints a 2-0 lead. Glenn was in the middle of the action again in the 2nd as she laced a two out RBI double to left center field to give Seward the 3-0 advantage. Seward scored two more in the 3rd in part to a Jamie Gilbert RBI single and Marisa Coats drilled a two run inside the park homerun in the 4th coupled with an RBI single from Shelby Casey to take the lead to 8-0. Courtney Auger finished off her two hit, complete game shutout, with a double play ball to end the game in an 8-0 run rule victory for Seward County. In game two Seward again scored first as Reyes started off the game with a triple and quickly scored on an RBI groundout from Glenn to give the Lady Saints an early 1-0 lead. Reyes was the catalyst again in the 3rd, drawing a leadoff walk, stealing second base and scoring on yet another two out hit from Rodgers. Alicia Gonzales collected her fourth hit in as many trips to the plate on the day with a double in the 4th and Brittany Kent walked behind her to set the table for Reyes who drilled a two out double to the right field fence to score the pair. Rodgers and Casey had RBI knocks in the 5th to open up the lead to 6-0 and after a 1-2-3 6th from Seward starter Cara Russell, Glenn lined a ball to the center field fence and used her blazing speed to race around the bases for her first career home run, in walk off style to secure another 8-0 run rule win for the Lady Saints. The win was the Lady Saints 7th in their last 8 games and their 14th in their last 18 chances. Reyes finished the day reaching base in six of seven plate appearances and scored 5 runs while Rodgers drove in four runs while gong 5 of 6 on the afternoon. The wins take the Lady Saints to 20-11 on the season as they look forward to a Jayhawk West Conference double header Wednesday at Colby.