The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader at Colby on Wednesday afternoon, as both teams entered the day tied for first place in the Western division. SCCC sophomore, Matt Sopic, pitched five scoreless innings in game-two leading the Saints to a 7-5 victory. The Trojans defeated the Saints 3-0 in game-one of the doubleheader. Seward County is now 20-13 overall and 8-4 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Colby moves to 17-16 overall and remains tied with the Saints at 8-4 in the conference competition.

Sopic was dominating on the mound in game-two, pitching five innings before Colby mounted a sixth inning rally where they scored five runs. Sopic, a 6 foot-6 inch right handed pitcher from Arlington, Texas, was a 2005 draft pick of the San Francisco Giants in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Sopic finished game-two pitching 5.2 innings scattering five hits, four runs, two walks and striking out four Colby batters.

Seward County sophomore left-handed pitcher, Brett Davis, entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning as he picked up the two-inning save in relief.

The Saints offense collected eight base hits in the nightcap as eight of nine starting position players all recorded one base hit. Shortstop, Jeff Brewer, went 1-for-3 with a team-high two RBI.

In game-one, the Saints and Trojans battled the 40 m.p.h. wind blowing straight in from right field with both teams each recording just five base hits. Colby starting pitcher, Adam Skelton, was the winning pitcher shutting out the Saint offense striking out four batters and allowing no base-on-balls. Saints starting pitcher, Chris Holguin, also pitched well throwing 5.1 innings, scattering five hits and allowing only one earned run.

The Saints defense committed four errors in game-one, which lead to two of Colby’s three runs. Seward County lead-off hitter, Brian Majors, led the Saints going 3-for-3 with three singles in game-one.

The Saints will be back at home hosting Pratt Community College on Saturday, April 1, at Brent Gould Field on the campus of Seward County Community College. The Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch.