The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader against Dodge City Community College on Wednesday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints dropped game-one 4-3 and won the nightcap 10-1. Seward County had four home runs hit by Tanner Rindels (two), Stu Schlemeyer, Kai Kirby and Toby Davis as the Saints have now split 16 doubleheaders this season. The Saints remain in second-place in the Jayhawk West standings with a 10-6 record and are now 23-17 overall this season. Dodge City remains in seventh-place in the Jayhawk West with a 6-14 record and are now 15-25 overall this season.

In game-one, the Saints scored two of their three runs on solo home runs by Schlemeyer and Kirby, which were the first home runs of the season for both players. Dodge City scored only two earned runs with all of their runs coming from players who reached base on either walks or hit-by-pitches.

Saints starting pitcher in game-one, Nathaniel Weems, pitched 5.1 innings allowing five hits, four runs (two earned), two walks, two hit-by-pitches and posting four strikeouts. Seward County brought sophomore Eric Everson into the game in the sixth inning as he pitched 1.2 innings of relief without allowing a base hit.

The Saints out-hit Dodge City 6-5, but stranded five base runners including three runners in scoring position. Saints sophomore third baseman Toby Davis recorded seven assists at the hot corner with several diving plays. Davis also went 2-for-3 with a RBI at the plate. Schlemeyer led the Saints going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

In game-two, the score remained knotted at zero until the Saints scored three runs in each the third and fourth innings, taking a 6-0 lead. Dodge City only pushed one run across in the sixth inning before the Saints tacked on four runs in the home half of the sixth.

The Saints batted .406 (13-for-32) in the nightcap, with five players chipping in multi-hit games. Seward County relied on the middle of their batting order for the majority of their production with three, four and five-hole batters- Erik Hegstad, Rindels and Davis combining for 7-for-10 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI.

Freshman pitcher Jordan McClintick picked up his fifth win of the season (5-2) pitching 5.2 innings, allowing six hits, one run, two walks and posting three strikeouts.

Saints freshman Erik Hansen started at second base in game-two, and provided offensive production at the plate going 2-for-4 with two RBI. Hansen has been the Saints most versatile player this season playing multiple innings at each infield position. Hansen is currently batting .343 (23-for-67) with five doubles, six RBI and four stolen bases and has a .933 fielding percentage at first base, second base, shortstop and third base.

The Saints will play 12 of their remaining 16 regular season games on the road this season. Seward County will begin the second-half of their conference schedule at first-place and No. 19 nationally-ranked Butler Community College (23-9, 13-5) on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. at McDonald Stadium in El Dorado, Kan. The conference showdown against the Grizzlies will have both games broadcasted live by KSCB sportscaster Brock Kapplemann, on www.kscb.net and can be heard locally at KSCB 1270 AM.