The Seward County Community College baseball team started their spring break trip in Arizona on Saturday afternoon against Glendale Community College. The Saints trailed Glendale 8-5, heading into the top of the ninth inning, but rallied in the ninth inning to score four runs winning their first game on their Arizona trip. The Saints and Gauchos played one nine inning non-conference game on Saturday afternoon. The No. 18 Seward County Saints improve to 14-7 overall this season.

Although the Saints came from behind to win, they spent most of the game leading Glendale. The Saints scored a run in the first, second and fifth innings to take an early 3-0 lead. Seward County starting pitcher, Michael Jarman, was impressive early in the game taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

In the fifth inning, the Saints defense committed three errors and Jarman allowed three base hits as Glendale scored four unearned runs to take the lead 4-3.

The Saints regained the lead 5-4, after scoring one run in the sixth and one run in the seventh inning.

Glendale knocked Jarman out of the game with a lead-off double in the eighth inning, bringing in Saints reliever, Chris Holguin. Holguin, struggled after striking out the first batter he faced allowing five hits and three earned runs in one inning of work.

The Saints offense started the comeback in the ninth inning with Erik Hegstad’s lead-off double. Sophomore, Brad Rogers singled and then freshman third baseman, Toby Davis scored Hegstad with an RBI single, cutting the lead to 8-6. Then sophomore center fielder, Brett Davis laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Rogers and Toby Davis with one out.

Saints second baseman, Bo Merrell drove in Rogers with a groundball to third base that was not fielded cleanly, allowing Merrell to reach base and Toby Davis to advance to third base with one out and the score 8-7. Pinch hitter, Chris Capps, tied the game (8-8), scoring Toby Davis with an RBI ground ball to second base.

The Saints won the game with an RBI single from lead-off hitter, Brian Majors to left field scoring Capps giving the Saints a 9-8 lead. Majors led the Saints offense Saturday afternoon going 4-for-6 at the plate with a run scored and two RBI. Majors is now batting .443 (31-for-70) and has collected at least one base hit in 17-of-20 games this season.

The Saints held on to their lead in the bottom of the ninth inning as freshman, Eric Everson picked up his third save of the season after recording all three outs in the ninth inning. Holguin was awarded the win, improving his record to 4-2 this season.

Rogers finished the game going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Hegstad went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.