Trouble on the road continued for the Seward County Community College baseball team on Monday afternoon at Barton County Community College. The Saints dropped a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader to the Cougars 3-0 and 6-5, making the Saints 5-7 on the road in conference games this season. The Saints had a chance to earn a split of the doubleheader but a five-run seventh inning by the Cougars completed their sweep over the Saints at Lawson Field in Great Bend. The fourth place Saints fall to 26-21 overall and 14-12 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

Barton County (27-17, 18-8 Jayhawk West) dominated the Saints 3-0 in the opening game behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore right-handed pitcher, Brock Nehls. Seward recorded only four base hits while Nehls struck out eight batters, including all three Saints batters in the seventh inning on called strike three pitches.

The SCCC offense was centered on freshman, Erik Hegstad, (1-for-2, double), shortstop, Jeff Brewer (2-for-3) and lead-off hitter, Brian Majors (1-for-2).

Seward County sophomore, Brett Davis, was the losing pitcher giving up three runs on seven hits in a complete game on the mound. In Davisí last three starts, he has pitched three consecutive complete games and has been provided only four runs of offensive support.

Game-two belonged to the Saints until the seventh inning when the Cougars scored five runs to comeback from a 5-1 deficit to start the inning.

Seward scored three runs in the third inning as three walks scored to give the Saints a 3-0 lead. Barton County scored a run in the bottom of the third to make the score 3-1, on a RBI single from Wade Gubbles.

Saints starting pitcher, Michael Jarman, pitched out of several jams in his 6.1 innings of work. Jarman battled through all six innings with Barton County leaving at least one runner in scoring position in each inning against Jarman.

The Saints scored two runs in the seventh inning on RBI singles from Chris Holguin and Kai Kirby to give Seward County a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.

In the eventful Barton County seventh inning, the Cougars brought nine batters to the plate as they scored five runs on three hits, three walks and two Seward County errors. Only one of the Cougars runs in the seventh inning was earned. Jarman (6-3) suffered his third loss of the season allowing 11 hits, two earned runs, four walks and striking out seven batters.

Hegstad went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Holguin added a 2-for-4 game with a pair of RBIís and Toby Davis chipped in two hits with an RBI for the Saints.

Seward County will be back on the road Wednesday, April 19 traveling to Butler Community College for a 3:00 p.m. Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader at McDonald Stadium in El Dorado.