The Seward County Community College baseball team started the second-half of their season yesterday at home against Cloud County Community College at Brent Gould Field. After cruising to a 12-5 victory in game-one over the Thunderbirds the Saints fell in the nightcap 16-8, after leading 8-4 going into the top of the seventh inning and allowing Cloud County to score 12 runs (eight unearned runs). Seward County is now 17-12 overall and 5-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

The Saints looked impressive in game-one with ace pitcher, Brett Davis on the mound and the Saints offense pounding out 13 base hits. Davis pitched five innings scattering seven hits and five run while earning his fifth victory (5-1) of the season.

Seward County had three big innings scoring three runs in the first, four in the fourth and five runs in the fifth inning. Five Saints recorded multi-hit games and three Saints added three RBI.

Freshman third baseman, Toby Davis had a strong game at the plate going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI. Toby Davis launched the Saints in the first inning with a three-run home run to left center field to get the Saints on the scoreboard first.

Sophomore catcher, Tyler Henry went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI and freshman, Erik Hegstad, went 2-for-4 with three RBI.

In game-two, the Saints and Thunderbirds were tied 4-4, heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. In the fifth, the Saints scored two runs on RBI singles from Toby Davis and Kai Kirby and scored two additional runs in the sixth inning on a two-run triple by Hegstad to increase their lead to 8-4.

In the seventh inning, the Saints collapsed allowing Cloud County to score 12 runs with 15 Thunderbird hitters coming to the plate. In the inning, Cloud County had four base hits and were issued six walks and one hit by pitch including one error while scoring eight unearned runs.

The Saints were led in game-two by center fielder, Kai Kirby, who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Kirby went 6-for-8 on the day and is now batting a team-high .516 (16-for-31) for the season.

Freshman right handed pitcher, Chris Capps picked up the loss in game-two making him 1-2 this season with a 5.84 earned run average.

The Saints are back in action on Monday, March 27, hosting Butler Community College for a 3:00 p.m. Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader at Brent Gould Field.