After winning 11 of their last 13 games, the Seward County Community College baseball program is back into the National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 rankings. The Saints have also moved into first-place in the Jayhawk West Conference, a place they are used to being in, having won five of the last six conference championships. Seward County surged into No. 19 in the NJCAA poll after going 10-2 from April 15-22, which included six road wins and back-to-back doubleheader sweeps last weekend at home against Garden City (5-4 and 12-11) and Barton County (6-3 and 4-1). The Saints join Cowley College (No. 15) as the only two programs in the Region VI who are currently ranked in the Top 20 in the nation.

Seward County has been led on the mound this season by a pair of freshman pitchers, Christian Kowalchuk and Jordan McClintick, who are a combined 14-3 with 89 strikeouts in 109 innings pitched.

Offensively the Saints are led by a line-up that is loaded with sophomores including left fielder Stu Schlemeyer (.376, 35 RBI), first baseman Tanner Rindels (.373, 14 doubles, 12 home runs, 49 RBI), right fielder Erik Hegstad (.349, 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 44 RBI), center fielder Kai Kirby (.323, 10 stolen bases) and third baseman Toby Davis (.323, 10 doubles, nine home runs, 49 RBI).

Seward County will finish their regular season with four road games starting on Friday, April 27 against Cloud County Community College at 2 p.m. playing at Fort Hays State University. The Saints final regular season conference doubleheader will be on Saturday, April 28 at Dodge City Community College for a 1 p.m. scheduled first-pitch.