Before the Lady Saints headed down to the desert for their trip they had a pair of double headers slated at home against McCook and Frank Phillips. Against McCook on Thursday, the Lady Saints took advantage of poor defense from the Lady Indians and a great pitching performance from Erin Roufosse to come away with a 7-0 win. The Lady Saints sophomore ace went the distance, allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6 in the shutout. Shelby Casey and Leah Sitter had two hits apiece for the Lady Saints at the plate.
MCCOOK GAME ONE BOX

The Lady Indians would put a little bit of fear into the Lady Saints in game two as they scored 3 first inning runs to take a quick 3-0 lead. Seward bounced back with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning with the big blow coming off of the bat of Shelby Casey who launched a 2 run home run behind a leadoff single from Alicia Reyes. Seward would score two unearned runs in the 3rd as McCook couldnít seem to get a handle on the softball and the Lady Saints broke it wide open in the 4th inning when they put a snowman up on the scoreboard. With one out in the inning, eight consecutive Lady Saints found themselves aboard and eventually scored with highlights coming off of the bats of Amy Schartz and Serena Erpelding who both roped 2 RBI singles in the inning. Up 13-4 after 4, Sydney Cicchetti would shut McCook down in the 5th to give Seward the 13-4 run rule win. The first four hitters in the Seward lineup had 2 hits apiece while Schartz and Erpelding finished the game a combined 3 for 6 with 5 RBIís. Tawnee Steeman picked up her first career win for Seward by going 4 innings and striking out 6.
MCCOOK GAME TWO BOX

Frank Phillips was next to come to town and the going didnít get any easier for the visitors as Seward pounded out 18 hits in game one of the double header and came away with a 14-6 win. The Lady Plainsmen would score first with 2 in the 1st but Seward would quickly answer with 3 of their own in the bottom half of the inning thanks to back to back doubles from Kelsea Blackstock and Brianna Baron. The Lady Saints would put up 3 more runs in the 2nd as Shelby Casey, Blackstock, and Leah Sitter collected RBI knocks but Frank Phillips would get 2 more in the 3rd to keep the game close at 6-4 after three. Frank Phillips would inch even closer in the 4th when they scored a run to make it 6-5, but the 3ís kept coming for Seward and another RBI double from Blackstock helped but the Lady Saints up 9-5. Another 3 spot found its way to the scoreboard for Seward in the 5th as Baron and Schartz picked up RBI hits and the Lady Saints cracked double digits at 12-5. FPC would get a run in the 6th to make the score 12-6 but an Alicia Reyes two run bomb in the 6th inning would force the run rule as the Lady Saints came away with a 14-6 win. Seven Seward starters had multiple hit games in the win and Reyes, Blackstock, Baron, and Sitter all had themselves 3 hit games.
FRANK PHILLIPS GAME ONE BOX

The Lady Plainsmen would jump out to a 3-1 lead in game two after an inning and a half of play until Seward came to bat in the 2nd inning and put 4 runs on the board to take a 5-3 advantage. The Lady Saints would continue their big inning theme as Brittany Kent would launch a three run bomb to highlight a 5 run 4th inning and Marisa Coats would again kick in the run rule with an RBI single in the 5th as the Lady Saints would go on to win 11-3. Coats finished the game a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 RBIís while Lynda Musick went 2 for 2 with a pair of runs scored. Leah Sitter went 2 for 3 in the contest with 2 triples and also scored 2 runs. Erin Roufosse picked up the win in relief, going 3 scoreless innings while striking out 5.
FRANK PHILLIPS GAME TWO BOX