The Seward County Community College softball team won three out of four games last weekend sweeping Barton County Community College in a pair of Jayhawk West Conference and District games on Friday at Lady Saints Softball Field, and splitting a Jayhawk West doubleheader against Butler Community College in El Dorado on Saturday. Seward County defeated Barton County 6-2 and 12-1 and won the first game at Butler 10-7, before losing the nightcap 10-6. Seward County improves to 26-20 overall, 8-4 in the Jayhawk West and 3-5 in District.

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Seward County is in third place in the Jayhawk West Conference and fourth place in the Division I Region VI District standings.

The Lady Saints offense led them in their doubleheader sweep over Barton County scoring 18 runs on 19 base hits with a .422 (19-for-45) batting average for the day. Meisha Patterson was the leading hitter on Friday going 4-for-6 with two runs scored, three runs batted in, a double and two stolen bases.

Becky Holland (11-9 record) and Stephanie McCarthy (3-4) were the winning pitchers for Seward County as they both held the Lady Cougars to eight hits, four runs and no walks.

On Saturday, Seward County out slugged Butler C.C. in game-one scoring all ten runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings.

The Lady Saints got jump started in the second inning on a solo home run from Kati Jo Gabaldon, her ninth home run this season, and then had three consecutive singles from Allison Bellar, Kelsey Trout and Haley Martin, who all scored later that inning.

In the third inning, Bellar and Trout hit back-to-back home runs with Bellarís shot plating two Lady Saints. Seward totaled 14 hits with five Lady Saints accounting for multi-hit games. Gabaldon, Bellar and Stephanie Jaime led SCCC with two RBI each.

Holland earned the victory for Seward County improving her record to 12-9 this season. Holland leads the SCCC pitching staff in inning pitched (133), strikeouts (70) and earned run average (2.63).

In game-two, Seward County fell behind early 9-3, after Butler scored four runs in the third and three runs in the fourth inning.

Seward County freshman right fielder, Lynsey Deaton, hit her first collegiate home run in the fourth inning, a solo shot, on her way to a 2-for-3 day at the plate. Patterson also hit a solo home run and finished game-two going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Patterson is now batting .387 (48-for-124) this season with a team-high 12 stolen bases.

Seward County will be back at Lady Saints Softball Field on Tuesday, April 18 hosting Garden City Community College (13-13, 8-6 Jayhawk West) for a District doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m.