The Seward County Community College baseball team split their eighth consecutive doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon against Hutchinson Community College. The Saints split the conference doubleheader with the Blue Dragons at Brent Gould Field with SCCC winning game-one 7-6, in come from behind fashion, and the Dragons dominating the Saints 12-4 in the nightcap. No. 17 Seward County is now 11-9 overall and 3-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Hutchinson moves their record to 14-5 overall and to 3-1 in conference play.

The Saints rallied late with a run in the fourth, three runs in the fifth inning and one run in the seventh to defeat Hutchinson 7-6. The Dragons posted a 6-0 lead after scoring four runs in the second inning and two runs in the third.

Jordan McClintick earned the win in relief throwing four innings and allowing just one walk and no base hits. Stu Schlemeyer led all players with three base hits (3-for-4). The Saints out-hit Hutchinson 11-6 in game-one.

In game-two, the Saints continued their conference doubleheader splits with a 12-4 loss. Seward County allowed six runs in the third inning and two runs apiece in the second and seventh innings. The Blue Dragons had six players record base hits while the Saints had seven players all total one hit each.

Luke Hardcastle didnít record a base hit but chipped in two RBI. Schlemeyer also had two RBI going 1-for-3. Tomas Cruz was the losing pitcher throwing 2.1 innings and allowing four hits, seven runs and one walk.

The Saints will now pack their bags and head for the warm weather of Phoenix, Ariz., where they will spend six days playing the following junior college programs, Glendale Community College, Seminole State College, Fort Scott Community College, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Western Nebraska Community College, South Mountain Community College and Central Arizona College.

Seward County will return to Jayhawk West Conference competition on Sunday, Mar. 25 at home against Pratt Community College for a 2 p.m. conference doubleheader at Brent Gould Field.