With four regular season games remaining, the Seward County Community College softball team swept a Jayhawk West and District doubleheader yesterday at Barton County Community College, 5-0 and 7-1. The sweep over Barton moves Seward into second place in both the Jayhawk West (10-4) and District (7-5) standings. Seward County sophomore right handed pitcher, Becky Holland, pitched a seven hit shutout, in game-one to pace the Lady Saints in their first District road sweep of the season.

The Lady Saints had another productive doubleheader from sophomore outfielder, Kati Jo Gabaldon, who recorded three of the Lady Saints five runs batted in (RBI) in their 5-0 victory. In four games played this week, Gabaldon batted .538 (7-for-13) with four home runs and 11 RBI in four Seward County victories.

Holland was effective in winning her 14th game of the season. The 5 foot-10 inch sophomore from Sublette, Kansas, forced Barton County to leave seven runners left on base including, four runners who were stranded in scoring position.

Stephanie Jaime (2-for-5), Allison Bellar (2-for-4) and Haley Martin (2-for-4) joined Gabaldon with multi-hit games for Seward County.

In game-two, Seward County jumped out to a 6-0 lead scoring two runs in the second inning and four runs in the third inning. Four Seward County players recorded RBI’s including sophomore catcher, Kelsey Trout, who chipped in two RBI on her two-run home run in the second inning, her eighth long ball this season.

Seward County sophomore, Sarah Wittwer, picked up the win for Seward on the mound, improving her record to 13-6 this season.

SCCC has won seven of their last eight games and will try to continue their streak next Wednesday, April 26 at Cloud County Community College (11-21 overall, 2-10 Jayhawk West, 2-6 District) for a 2:00 p.m. doubleheader. Wednesday’s District twin bill is a make-up date from April 11 when both teams were rained out in Concordia.