The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader on Tuesday against Cloud County Community College in Concordia. Seward County freshman, Erik Hegstad led the Saints in game-one going 4-for-5 with a double and two home runs in the Saints 15-8 victory. Cloud County bounced back in game-two behind a one-hit shutout from right handed pitcher, Ryne Fraser, to defeat the Saints 8-0 in the nightcap.

The Saints offense carried the load in their opening game victory as six Saints collected multi-hit games. Hegstad was the catalyst in several SCCC rallies, including hitting a solo home run to center field in the fifth inning and hitting a two run towering home run down the left field line in the seventh inning. Hegstad was one of three Saints who scored three runs.

The Saints scored a run in the first inning, five runs in the second, four runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and three runs in the seventh inning. SCCC racked up 16 base hits in 37 at bats in the opener.

Other Saints chipping in multi-hit games were Jeff Brewer (2-for-4), Toby Davis (3-for-5), Bo Merrell (2-for-5), Kevin Johnson (2-for-3) and Tyler Henry (2-for-4).

Chris Holguin picked up the win for SCCC pitching a complete game while scattering 12 hits, three walks and striking out four batters.

Fraser, the Cloud County hurler in game-two worked effectively facing only two batters over the minimum 21 batters in a seven inning game. Fraser allowed a single to Saints lead-off hitter, Brian Majors in the top of the first inning for the Saints only hit of the game.

Fraser faced only one possible Saints rally in the sixth inning when Cloud County third baseman, Michael Quinlan made three errors (two fielding, one throwing) allowing SCCC catcher, Tyler Henry and Majors to reach base.

Fraser worked out of trouble getting Brewer to hit into an inning ending double-play to the second baseman. Fraser finished his complete-game seven-inning gem with five strikeouts and no walks.

Seward County starting pitcher, Zeb Birch recorded the loss for the Saints pitching five innings and allowing ten hits and four earned runs.