The Seward County Community College baseball team used a complete game shutout from sophomore left handed pitcher, Michael Jarman, and a solo home run from freshman, Toby Davis to defeat No. 10 Hutchinson Community College 1-0, in a doubleheader split on Wednesday afternoon at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson. The Saints were defeated 3-2 by the first place Blue Dragons (33-9, 17-7 Jayhawk West) in game-one. Seward County is now 24-19 overall and 12-10 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

Jarman pitched perhaps the Saints finest outing this season, pitching his first complete game shutout of his collegiate career. The Blue Dragons had no players reach third base and only four players advance to second base in Jarmanís dominating performance.

The 6-foot 1-inch southpaw finished the game allowing five hits, two walks and striking out eight Hutch batters. Jarman improves to 6-2 with a team-best 2.22 earned run average (ERA) and 60 strikeouts in 56.2 innings pitched this season. In addition, Jarman is 4-1 against Jayhawk West opponents with three complete games in five starts.

Seward scored their only run of the game in the top of the second inning on a line-drive home run to right field by switch hitting third baseman, Toby Davis, who hit his team leading eighth home run of the season. Davis went 1-for-2 with a walk in the second game.

The Saints only recorded three base hits off Blue Dragon starting pitcher, Drew Clementz (5-2), who equaled Jarmanís outing with the exception of his one pitch to Davis that left the yard. Clementz also pitched a complete game allowing two walks and collecting four strikeouts.

In game-one, Hutchinson scored one run in three separate innings off Saints starting pitcher, Brett Davis, who pitched a complete game for SCCC.

Seward tried to start a rally in the seventh inning as freshman designated hitter, Tanner Rindels hit an RBI double down the right field line to score center fielder, Kai Kirby. The Saints couldnít complete the rally as Hutchinson sophomore, Andy Dirks completed the seventh inning in relief to earn his first save of the season. Blue Dragon sophomore, Chris Rusler picked up the win for Hutch and improves to 5-0 this season.

Seward County was led offensively by Brian Majors (2-for-4) and Bo Merrell (2-for-3) in game-one. Kirby drove in the Saints only other run in the second inning with an RBI double to left center field. Kirby finished the day going 2-for-5.

The Saints will be back at home on Saturday, April 15, hosting Dodge City Community College for a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. at Brent Gould Field.