The Seward County Community College baseball team finished their spring break trip to Phoenix, Arizona, with a 4-3 loss in extra innings to Chandler Gilbert Community College on Thursday afternoon. The Saints finish their spring break trip with a 3-4 record in six days of competition. Seward County falls to 16-11 overall this season with Jayhawk West Conference games filling the remainder of the Saints regular season schedule.

The Saints took the first lead of the game when third baseman, Toby Davis, led off the second inning with a base hit. SCCC designated hitter, Chris Holguin, drove in Davis with a sacrifice fly to center field giving the Saints a 1-0 advantage.

Seward County starting pitcher, Eric Everson, allowed only two base runners in the first three innings issuing two base-on-balls. Chandler Gilbert tied the game in the fourth inning scoring an unearned run on an RBI single by Vincent Biancamano.

Everson exited the game after allowing two more runs (one earned run) in the fifth and sixth innings. Everson pitched six innings allowing seven hits, three runs and four walks in a no-decision outing for the Saints.

SCCC scored another run in the sixth inning to cut the Coyotes lead to 3-2. Seward County needed their final at bat in the top of the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings when pinch runner, Kevin Johnson, scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 3-3. Saints freshman, Chris Capps, singled up the middle to reach base in the ninth inning before Johnson entered the game to pinch run.

Seward County used sophomores, Brett Davis and Michael Jarman and freshman, Zeb Birch, each for one inning in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings respectively to hold Chandler Gilbert scoreless and to go into the tenth inning.

In the tenth inning, Chandler Gilbert’s lead-off batter, Andrew Darr was issued a walk by Saints reliever, Curtis Hamilton. Coyote’s first baseman, Chris Vinyard hit a chopping ground ball that Saints third baseman, Toby Davis fielded and threw past first baseman, Aaron Phillips to allow Darr to score from first base to end the game 4-3.

Seward County was led offensively by Toby Davis who went 3-for-5 with a run scored and Bo Merrell who went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Seward County is scheduled to play Jayhawk West Conference doubleheaders this weekend at Brent Gould Field in Liberal, but with field conditions effected by weather earlier this week, dates and game times are doubtful for this weekend.