The Seward County Community College softball team completed their regular season schedule with a Jayhawk West Conference and Region VI District split at home against No. 15 Butler Community College, on Friday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. In game-one, Seward County defeated Butler 8-7, in a come-from-behind effort to mark the teamís 47th win of the season, breaking the all-time school record for wins in a season. In game-two, Seward County was defeated 15-9, after leading the game 9-0 after the opening inning. The Lady Saints finish the regular season in second-place in the Jayhawk West Conference (13-3) and in second-place in the Region VI/District standings (15-5). SCCC moves their overall record to 47-11 this season. The previous record for wins in a single-season was set in 2005, by Head Coach Andrea Gustafsonís first team that ever won a Jayhawk West title and Region VI Tournament with a 46-22 overall record.

Seward County came back in game-one after trailing 7-2, heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. Sophomore Jillian Huber collected a two-run single in the sixth inning to cap off the comeback and to give SCCC the 8-7 win.

Lady Saints eight and nine-hole hitters, Lindsey Garchinski and Haley Martin, each went 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI in the victory.

Seward County pitcher, Dana McLaren, earned the victory throwing a complete game allowing eight hits, seven runs (five earned) with two strikeouts.

In game-two, Seward County looked to have control scoring nine runs on six hits while eight of the first nine batters to the plate scored. Seward County finished the first-inning barrage with shortstop Meisha Pattersonís three run home run to center field.

Butler came storming back in the third inning after scoring their first run in the second frame. Butler scored two runs with two outs, before a dropped pop fly in the Lady Saints infield allowed an additional seven unearned runs to score in the inning, giving the Lady Grizzlies a 10-9 advantage. Seward County was then held scoreless the remainder of the game. Butlerís pitching staff forced Seward County to strand six runners on base in the final four innings of the game.

Patterson collected three RBI and Rachel Balencia (2-for-4), Melissa St. Clair (2-for-4) and designated hitter, Rachel Adaza (3-for-4, two RBI) paced the Lady Saints offense.

The Lady Saints will now prepare for the NJCAA Division I Region VI Tournament, and will enter post-season play as the No. 2 seed in the Region. Seward County also enters as back-to-back defending Region VI Tournament champions. Seward County won their programs first-ever Region VI Tournament in 2005 when they went 4-1 to capture the title on their home field in Liberal. In 2006, Seward County had to win the championship on the road, and did so in impressive fashion going a perfect 3-0 knocking off Barton County and host Colby C.C. twice.

Seward County will receive a bye in the First Round Playoff, and will play their first game in the Region VI Tournament on Saturday, May 5, against the winner of the No. 3 vs. No. 6 First Round Playoff series match-up which will be played May 1-2, at the site of the No. 3 seeded team.