The Seward County Community College baseball team used a team effort on Sunday afternoon to sweep a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader from Cloud County Community College 11-2 and 12-2 (five innings) at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints hitters collected 29 base hits and their pitching staff posted two complete games from freshmen Christian Kowalchuk and Tomas Cruz, as Seward County marked their longest winning streak of the season with three straight victories. The Saints improve to 21-15 overall this season and to 8-4 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Cloud County falls to 10-19 overall and to 2-10 in conference play.

Seward County lead-off hitter Kai Kirby and left fielder Stu Schlemeyer each had three hits in game-one, as the Saints received at least one base hit from every player and totaled 15 hits as a team. Kirby went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base while Schlemeyer went 3-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base.

Kowalchuk went the distance throwing seven innings allowing six hits, two runs (one earned) and collected a career-high nine strikeouts.

In game-two, Cruz had a no-hitter entering the fourth inning, before allowing a single to a pinch hitter with two outs in the fourth. Cruz remained focused completing his second complete game of the season pitching five innings while scattering four hits with four strikeouts.

The middle of the Seward County line-up (Erik Hegstad, Toby Davis and Tanner Rindels) absolutely destroyed Cloud County in game-two going a combined 9-for-10 with a double, triple and home run with six RBI. Schlemeyer picked up his team-leading 14th multi-hit game of the season going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double.

Since returning from their Phoenix trip, the Saints are batting .371 (62-for-167) as a team with 12 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs in six games played.

The Saints will be in action on Friday, April 6 hosting Barton County Community College for a 1 p.m. Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints (21-15, 8-4) are just one game out of first-place while Barton County is currently 16-13 overall this season.