Déjà vu at the ball park could have been the theme for the Seward County Community College baseball team on Monday afternoon against Glendale Community College. Last Saturday, the Saints scored four runs in the ninth inning to overtake the Gauchos in a late game comeback. In similar fashion on Monday, the Saints upended Glendale again by scoring four runs in the ninth inning to sweep the two-game non-conference series against Glendale. Seward County finished the day with a 7-4 victory over Glendale after dropping their first game on Monday 8-6, against South Mountain Community College on the Saints annual week-long spring break trip to Phoenix, Arizona. Both games on Monday were nine-inning games, with each team using wood bats.

Seward County improves to 15-8 overall this season with their second come from behind victory in Phoenix.

Saints starting pitcher, Brett Davis, allowed three earned runs in the first inning as Glendale started the game with two walks and two hit by pitches. Davis allowed another earned run in the second inning as Glendale led SCCC 4-2 after two innings.

The Saints scored one run in the fifth inning on a Glendale passed ball, closing the gap to 4-3. Davis settled in by retiring 18 of Glendale’s next 20 batters, including three-up, three-down innings in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Davis was able to hold Glendale scoreless in his final six innings of work.

The Saints offense was just waiting to break out as several hitters hit scorching line-drives that were caught to end potential Saints rallies throughout the game. The ninth-inning however belonged to the Saints.

SCCC first baseman, Aaron Phillips led off the ninth inning with a base hit to left field as the Saints trailed 4-3. Saints designated hitter, Chris Capps, reached base on an error by the Glendale pitcher and then pinch hitter, Erik Hegstad, drove in Phillips to tie the game 4-4, with an RBI single to left field.

After a Glendale pitching change, Toby Davis and Stu Schlemeyer were each retired on strikeouts, as Saints pinch runner, Brad Rogers and Hegstad were still at second and first base respectively.

With two outs and the score tied, 4-4, Saints right fielder, Tanner Rindels, recorded the game-winning hit with a two-run double into the right field corner to score Rogers and Hegstad. The Saints added another insurance run as catcher, Tyler Henry, singled home Rindels to give the Saints a 7-4 lead.

The Saints brought in freshman, Eric Everson, to pitch the ninth inning as he earned his fourth save of the season pitching a scoreless frame. Everson’s fourth save ties him for third all-time in Saints baseball history for saves in a single season. Everson ties former Saints relief pitcher, Dave Engelson, who collected four saves during his freshman season in 1999.

Brett Davis improves to 4-1 this season after pitching eight innings with four strikeouts and scattering six hits, four runs and two walks.

No. 18 Seward County was led against Glendale by Phillips (2-for-4), Toby Davis (2-for-4) and Henry (2-for-5).

The Saints dropped their first game of the day to defending Arizona state champion, South Mountain C.C. The Saints were led against South Mountain by Phillips (2-for-4, two RBI) and catcher, Alex Collura (2-for-4, one RBI).