The Seward County Community College baseball team finished their regular season on Saturday with a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader split on the road at Dodge City Community College. The Saints dropped the opener 4-2, and earned the split with a 9-3 victory in game-two. The No. 19 Saints, who entered Saturday with a share of the conference lead, will now have to wait until Sunday to see where they finish in the final conference standings and where they will be seeded in the upcoming NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament. Seward County completes the regular season with a 36-20 overall record and 23-9 record in conference competition. Dodge City finishes in seventh-place in the Jayhawk West with a 10-22 conference mark and with a 19-33 overall record.

The Saints offense produced 26 runs against Cloud County on Friday, but their offensive onslaught wouldn’t continue in game-one against the Conquistadors with only two runs in seven-innings of play. The Saints were led by sophomore Tanner Rindels, who continued his torrid hitting going 3-for-3 with a double and two singles. Brock Gifford, who yesterday launched three home runs, went 1-for-3 with a single and RBI. Saints sophomore, Bo Merrell, was the only other player for Seward County with a RBI, hitting his third home run of the season. In addition, freshman Austin Roff also collected a multi-hit game going 2-for-3 at the plate.

Jordan McClintick was the losing pitching in game-one, despite collecting six strikeouts in his starting performance.

In game-two, the Saints offense came back alive scoring nine runs. The middle of the Saints batting order carried the team to their 36th victory of the season. Rindels had another strong game at the plate going 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Erik Hegstad chipped in a multi-hit game (2-for-4), along with his 12th home run of the season. The offensive star of the game for the Saints was sophomore, Toby Davis, who was just a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4, with a single, double, home run and posting four RBI.

Saints freshman left-handed pitcher Nathaniel Weems received his fourth win of the season on the mound. Weems tallied 5.1 innings pitched, allowed two runs, one walk and posted two strikeouts.

The Saints will also have to wait until Sunday to find out who their opponent will be in next weekends NJCAA D-I Region VI First Round Playoff. Seward County has clinched a home first round playoff berth, but does not know who from the Jayhawk East will be traveling to Brent Gould Field. The Saints first round playoff will be next weekend, May 5-6 at Brent Gould Field in Liberal.