The Seward County Community College softball team split their opening doubleheader in Phoenix, Ariz., against Glendale Community College on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Saints dropped the first contest 4-3, as Glendale made a late comeback to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. Seward County collected the split with a 7-1 victory in the nightcap with several players having big games at the plate. Sophomore Stephanie McCarthy allowed just one run picking up her team-leading 12th victory of the season. The Lady Saints are now 23-5 overall this season and remain 8-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

Sophomore right-handed pitcher Dana McLaren was the hard luck losing pitcher in game-one as Glendale scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning come from behind and win. Sophomore designated player Sarah Venegas led the Lady Saints at the plate with a two-run single in game-one.

McCarthy kept the Glendale offense grounded in game-two as Seward County tallied seven runs on the road. Freshman second baseman Jena Rue led all players going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, stolen base and RBI. Freshman catcher Rachel Adaza went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI, and freshman third baseman Rachel Balencia went 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Seward County will continue non-conference play in Phoenix on Tuesday at 2 p.m. against South Mountain Community College for a doubleheader.