In a rematch of last seasonís Division I Region VI Tournament championship game, the Seward County Community College softball team saw a repeat of what earned them their programís first ever Region VI trophy. The Lady Saints swept a District doubleheader yesterday from Garden City Community College 10-4 and 8-2, at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. Last season, the Lady Saints defeated GCCC 12-3 and 3-1 in the final two games of the Region VI Tourney. Seward County improves to 28-20 overall and 5-5 in the District standings.

Seward County sophomore right fielder, Kati Jo Gabaldon, proved why she is the all-time leading home run hitter in SCCC history, by hitting three home runs with seven runs batted in (RBI), while going 4-for-7 in yesterdayís doubleheader. Gabaldon scored four runs and reached base a total of seven times in eight plate appearances in leading the Lady Saints to the sweep over conference rival Garden City (13-15 overall, 8-6 Jayhawk West, 5-7 District).

In game-one, Gabaldon wasnít the only Seward County player that added offensive productivity as Meisha Patterson (2-for-3, triple), Amanda McCue (2-for-4, double) and Joanna Palacios (2-for-3, home run) all added multi-hit games with an extra base hit. Gabaldon went 2-for-3 in the opening game with four RBI and two home runs.

Lady Saints starting pitcher, Becky Holland, pitched well throwing a complete game and earning the win. Holland only struggled for a brief moment in the second inning when the Lady Broncbusters scored three runs on three consecutive base hits.

In game-two, Sarah Wittwer pitched a complete game where she yielded eight base hits and surrendered just two earned runs while picking up her 12th victory of the season.

McCue joined Gabaldon in the home run column in the second game hitting a solo blast in the sixth inning. McCue finished the game going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBI and a triple to go with her first home run of the season.

The fourth place (District) Lady Saints will play their next four games on the road starting Thursday, April 20 at Barton County Community College for a 3:00 p.m. Jayhawk West and District doubleheader. The Lady Saints will then finish their regular season with a home-and-home doubleheader series with Cloud County on April 26 (at. Concordia) and on April 28, which will be Seward Countyís last home doubleheader of the season.