Seward County Community College freshman pitcher Courtney Auger recorded a Seward County single-game softball record striking out 15 batters in the Lady Saintsí 4-1 season-opening win over Lamar Community College on Tuesday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field. Auger led Seward County to the game-one victory before the Lady Runniní Lopes picked up the 10-4 victory in the nightcap. Seward County is 1-1 overall this season.

Augerís performance is one of the best outings ever for a Lady Saintsí pitcher. She dominated the game from the start, striking out the side during the first three frames, and it wasnít until Lamarís 15th plate appearance before a batter made contact with the ball in fair territory.

Overall, Auger pitched a seven-inning complete game, allowing one run, two hits, and five walks to go with her 15 strikeouts. Augerís strikeout totals came with three in each the first, second, and third innings, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and sixth innings, and two Kís in the seventh inning.

Seward Countyís offense started producing in the second inning when sophomores Jennifer Collins and Melissa St. Clair each singled to start the stanza. Alyssa Fandrick followed with a two-run RBI double to give the Lady Saints a 2-0 lead.

Sophomore Sarah Longoria singled in the fourth inning, and later scored on a RBI single to left field by freshman shortstop Tasia McEntire. Sophomore outfielder Lindsay Garchinski gave the Lady Saints their final run with a RBI single to right field in the fifth inning.

McEntire finished the game going 2-for-4 and freshman outfielder Katelyn Glenn went 2-for-3 with a triple.

In game-two, Seward County evened the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning with a solo line-drive home run to left field by Garchinski. The 5-foot-3 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native again went deep for her second homer of the day, leading off the bottom of the fifth inning with another line drive blast.

Lamarís offense owned the middle innings scoring three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, to chase Lady Saintsí starting pitcher Cara Russell. The Lamar bats collected nine hits and seven runs off Russell in 4.2 innings of work.

Garchinski reached base again in the sixth inning when she posted an RBI double to left field to score St. Clair, who reached base on a double. Garchinski finished the day going 4-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored. Garchinskiís 3-for-3 performance in game-two marked the only multi-hit game for the Lady Saints.

Seward County will travel this Saturday, Feb. 23, to play No. 25 Vernon College for a 2 p.m. non-conference doubleheader in Vernon, Texas.