Coming off their high point of the ’09 season, the Seward County Saints Baseball Team remained on a roll Wednesday as they welcomed Luna CC to Brent Gould Field for a non-conference doubleheader. Saints starting pitcher Jared Wagner set the tone of the game with an flawless 1-2-3 first inning that allowed Seward to jump ahead early as they scored 4 runs in the bottom of the frame to stake out a 4-0 lead. The Saints scored their 4 runs after Kelby Tomlinson and Travis Parker set the table and back to back errors by Luna shortstop Gavin Lujan gave Josh Dawson an opportunity to drive in a run and that’s just what he did with a sac fly ahead of an RBI double from Kade Kauk. Keegan Morrow singled to lead off the 2nd and after a steal of 2nd base, was driven home by a single to right field off the bat of Parker. The Saints got another 4 spot in the 4th inning capped by a 2 RBI single from Luke Campbell and a 2 RBI double from Dawson with two outs. Luna got their first hit and run in the 5th inning off relieve Avram Carlson but the freshman would thwart the rally and allow just the single run to allow Seward to score a pair in the bottom half of the inning for the 11-1 run rule win. Morrow, Tomlinson, and Parker went a combined 8 for 10 with 8 runs scored at the top of the Saints lineup in the win.
Game two wouldn’t bring much relief for the Rough Riders as Seward would again jump to an early lead at 3-0 as Tanner Woods and Jake Yeary cracked two out RBI hits in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Luna would score their lone run of the contest as they strung together back to back doubles in the 3rd inning but that run was quickly countered with a Seward run of their own in the bottom of the 3rd as Mikel Huston drove in Billy Ninemire with an RBI double. Seward would add three more in the 4th on consecutive RBI singles from Morrow, David Cruz, and Quay Grant and then a trio more in the 5th to stretch the lead to 10-1. Roldan Ochoa threw a scoreless 6th inning for the Saints, allowing Huston and Tomlinson to double back to back to score the Saints 11th run and win by a repeat 11-1 score in another run rule victory against the ‘Riders. With the two wins, Seward moved to 25-13 on the year heading into their crucial four game set with Garden City on the weekend at Williams Stadium.