It was a non-conference match-up that involved two Region VI baseball programs as Seward County Community College and Fort Scott Community College played one nine-inning game at Scottsdale Community College on Tuesday afternoon. The Fort Scott Greyhounds dominated the Saints 11-4, dropping the Saints to 15-9 overall this season and 2-2 during their spring break trip in Phoenix.

The Saints allowed Fort Scott four runs in the third inning and five runs in the fifth inning to propel the Greyhounds in their non-conference victory.

Saints starting pitcher, Curtis Hamilton, entered the game with a 2-0 record and a team-best 1.72 earned run average in four games pitched this season. Hamilton recorded the loss being roughed up by Fort Scott allowing 10 hits, seven runs and one walk in 4.1 innings pitched.

The Saints were held scoreless until the sixth inning when Jeff Brewer led off with a single. Right fielder, Erik Hegstad scored Brewer with an RBI triple to right field. Then Saints first baseman, Aaron Phillips, hit a line drive two-run home run over the left field wall, to cut the Greyhounds lead to six runs (9-3).

Saints relief pitcher, Rob Miles, made his collegiate debut pitching two effective innings for the Saints. Miles, a freshman right-handed pitcher from Liberal, pitched two scoreless innings (eighth & ninth innings) allowing two hits, one walk and striking out one Fort Scott batter.

Hegstad led Seward County at the plate going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Hegstad is now batting .359 (28-for-78) this season with 10 doubles, two triples and 18 RBI. In addition, Hegstad leads SCCC in Phoenix with a .462 (6-for-13) average in the Saints four games in Ariz.

Phillips hit his team-leading fourth home run of the season, and also leads the Saints with 21 RBI. Phillips is also batting .355 (27-for-76) with nine doubles this season.

Seward County leading hitter, Brian Majors, is 5-for-14 in four games for the Saints in Arizona. Majors is now batting .410 (32-for-78) with a team-high 21 runs scored and 13 RBI.