As the wins keep coming for the Seward County Community College softball team, so do the record setting performances that the Lady Saints players continue to break. Seward County has now won a school record 19 straight games with a Jayhawk West and Region VI District doubleheader sweep against Cloud County Community College 13-3 and 23-7, on Monday afternoon in Concordia. Seward County sophomore Sarah Venegas had five RBI yesterday, giving her 64 for the season, breaking the all-time school record for RBI in a single-season. Freshman Rachel Balencia broke the all-time school record for triples in a single-season with seven. Balencia hit two triples in the doubleheader against Cloud County.

Seward County improves to 41-5 overall, 12-0 in the Jayhawk West and to 10-0 in Region VI District play. Lady Saints head coach Andrea Gustafson has now led Seward County to two 40 win-seasons in the last three years. Gustafson and the Lady Saints set the school record for wins in a single-season with 46 in 2005, when they won the programs first ever Jayhawk West Conference title and Region VI Tournament championship. Cloud County falls to 11-20 overall, 2-12 in the Jayhawk West and to 1-9 in Region VI District competition.

The Seward County bats were on fire all day collecting 41 base hits, hitting .494 (41-for-83) with 12 doubles, three triples and three home runs.

In game-one, Seward County had six players who collected multi-hit games including Balencia (3-for-4), Jena Rue (2-for-5), Venegas (3-for-5), Jennifer Collins (2-for-5), Lili Franco (2-for-5) and Melissa St. Clair (3-for-4).

Seward County led 4-3 going into the fifth inning when Collins scored on a passed ball, St. Clair hit a RBI double and Balencia finished the inning with a two-run triple to right field, giving the Lady Saints a 8-3 lead. Sophomore Dana McLaren held the Lady T-Bird scoreless in the last three innings while Seward County posted two runs in the sixth and three runs in the seventh inning.

McLaren pitched a seven-inning complete game, allowing three runs (two earned) with one strikeout.

In game-two, Seward County scored at least one run in every inning but the third. Seward scored three runs in the fourth, three in the fifth, four in the sixth and finished with 10 runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Balencia continued her impressive day at the plate going 3-for-5 with two runs scored, four RBI and two doubles in the nightcap. Rue went 3-for-5 with three RBI, Collins went 4-for-6 and St. Clair went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Freshman left fielder Lindsay Garchinski had her best game this season going 4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBI. Sophomore third baseman Jillian Huber also hit well going 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI.

Sophomore Stephanie McCarthy won her 21st game of the season pitching a seven-inning complete game, allowing 12 hits, seven runs (six earned), three walks with two strikeouts.

The Lady Saints are scheduled to play at home on Tuesday, April 17 against Colby Community College (14-20, 4-7 Jayhawk West and 5-4 Region VI) for a 2 p.m. Region VI District doubleheader at Lady Saints Softball Field on the campus of SCCC.