The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader Saturday, against Pratt Community College at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints dominated the Beavers in game-one, 10-1 and dropped the nightcap 18-10. The Saints offense produced 24 base hits yesterday while the SCCC pitchers allowed 18 walks and hit-by-pitches in the doubleheader. The Saints are now in second place in the Jayhawk West with a 9-5 conference record (21-14 overall) and Pratt remains in eighth place with a 3-7 conference mark (4-13 overall).

The Saints put together seven successful innings during game-one with three Saints recording multi-hit games and starting pitcher, Michael Jarman pitching a complete game allowing one run and striking out eight batters.

Jarman, a highly touted sophomore left-handed pitcher from Edmond, Okla., leads the Saints in strikeouts (48), earned run average (2.42 ERA, minimum 10 innings pitched) and complete games (3) this season. Jarman is now 4-2 with a save in 44.2 innings pitched.

The Saints led 3-0 going into the third inning when third baseman, Toby Davis hit a towering grand slam to right center field giving the Saints a commanding 7-0 lead. Second baseman, Bo Merrell went 2-for-4 with two RBI and shortstop, Jeff Brewer also had two RBI going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a solo home run to left field.

In game-two, the Saints allowed Pratt to scored four runs in three separate innings and three runs in two other innings as Pratt defeated the Saints 18-10. In game-two, both teams combined to use 36 players and had eight total pitchers that threw 300 pitches in a game that lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes to play seven innings. Pratt defeated the Saints despite making four errors in the field.

Ten Saints recorded base hits including Brian Majors (2-for-4) and Brewer (2-for-4) who were the only Seward players with multi-hit games.

Seward County freshmen Zeb Birch, Curtis Hamilton, Chris Capps, Eric Everson and Rob Miles all took the mound for the Saints in game-two.

The Saints will travel to Garden City Community College on Sunday, April 2, to play the fifth place Broncbusters (23-12, 8-8 Jayhawk West) in a 2:00 p.m. Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader at Williams Stadium in Garden City.