A pair of Seward County sophomores earned weekly Jayhawk West Conference awards this week playing in their final conference home series of their Saints careers. Ty Jacobs was named the conference player of the week after his 10 RBI performance in Seward’s 4 game sweep of Pratt while Maldonado earns pitcher of the week accolades after firing a 1 hit shutout against the Beavs on Monday. Jacobs had a monster week for the Saints this week by hitting .500 in 6 games while driving in 10 runs. The Seward 2nd baseman had 11 hits in the 6 contests, helping the Saints to a four game sweep of Pratt on the week. On Tuesday against the Beavers in game four of the series, Jacobs went 4 for 5 with a double, a home run, and 5 RBI’s while leading Seward to the 11-4 win. He recorded at least one hit in every game on the week and had multiple hits 3 times. Maldonado picked up his 6th win in conference play on Monday by throwing a nearly flawless game against the Pratt Beavers. The Seward sophomore tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just 1 hit while facing the minimum 21 batters in the contest. Maldonado struck out 7 Beavers while walking just 1 and erased both runners that reached base via the double play. The Saints will play a non-conference double header against Lamar before heading to Colby with the conference title on the line this weekend against the Trojans.