The Seward County Community College baseball team scored 29 runs with 27 base hits en route to their Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader sweep over Dodge City Community College at Cavalier Field in Dodge City on Wednesday evening. The Saints defeated the Conquistadors 10-8 in game-one and 19-2 in the nightcap. The Saints improve to 13-7 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference, while Dodge City falls to 3-17 overall and 1-9 in the Jayhawk West.

Seward County’s offense started the game-one strong scoring seven runs in the first three innings. The Saints defense wasn’t as precise, allowing Dodge City to sneak back into the game by committing a total of five errors in the third and fourth innings. DCCC was able to score six unearned runs off Saints starting pitcher, Brett Davis.

Davis was able to hold onto the victory, pitching 5.2 innings while allowing seven hits, seven runs (one earned) and one walk with three strikeouts. Freshman, Eric Everson, pitched the last out of the sixth inning and the seventh inning to earn the save for the Saints.

The Saints were led by shortstop, Jeff Brewer, who went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI. Other Saints with multi-hit games were Brian Majors (2-for-3, two runs), Erik Hegstad (2-for-4, two RBI) and Brad Rogers (2-for-3, three RBI).

In game-two, the Saints offense exploded for nine runs and nine hits while sending 15 batters to the plate in the second inning off Dodge City’s starting pitcher. SCCC clean-up hitter, Brad Rogers, started the assault in the second inning with a single. Five Saints after Rogers also collected base hits to give the Saints six straight hits to start the inning.

Seward County followed with another big inning in the third, scoring eight runs on five base hits. Majors led off the inning with a double and then delivered the final blow in his next at bat hitting his first career home run. Majors hit a two-run towering blast to right center field giving the Saints a 17-1 lead.

Saints freshman, Curtis Hamilton, pitched well in his second career start pitching a complete game, scattering five hits and striking out four batters. Hamilton, a left-handed pitcher from Silver Lake, Kan., is now 2-0 this season with a 1.72 ERA.

Every starting player for Seward County recorded a base hit and scored at least one run. SCCC was led by Hegstad (3-for-5, four RBI), left fielder, Tanner Rindels (3-for-4, four RBI), Majors (2-for-4, two RBI), first baseman, Aaron Phillips (2-for-4) and second baseman, Chris Capps (2-for-3, three runs scored).

The Saints will travel on Thursday evening to Phoenix, Arizona, for their annual spring break trip. The Saints will arrive in Phoenix on Friday and will play games on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. SCCC opponents in Arizona will be Glendale Community College, Gateway Community College, Seminole State College, South Mountain Community College, Central Arizona College, Big Bend Community College and Chandler Gilbert Community College.

SCCC will return to Liberal on Friday, March 24, in preparation for two Jayhawk West Conference doubleheaders against Butler Community College (Saturday, March 25) and Cloud County Community College (Sunday, March 26). The Saints and Butler will play at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and against Cloud County at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Both conference doubleheaders will be played at Brent Gould Field on the campus of SCCC.