The Seward County Community College softball team dropped two games against Northern Oklahoma College – Tonkawa on Wednesday afternoon in Tonkawa, Okla. The Lady Saints’ losing streak moved to five games after a 4-3 (eight innings) and 9-1 loss to the Lady Mavericks. Seward County sophomore Sarah Longoria recorded her first career home run in game-two, and sophomore Lindsay Garchinski went 3-for-4 to lead SCCC in the opener. Seward County drops to 1-5 overall this season while Northern Oklahoma is now 7-6 on the season.

The Lady Saints sent game-one into extra innings as left fielder Alyssa Fandrick reached base on an error by the Lady Mavericks shortstop to lead off the seventh inning. Sophomore first baseman Jennifer Collins tied the game driving in Fandrick with a RBI single to center field to even the score at 3-3.

The Lady Mavs completed the game-one win in the bottom of the eighth inning with back-to-back singles to pick up the 4-3 victory in eight innings.

Lady Saints’ freshman right-handed pitcher Courtney Auger pitched her third straight complete game, allowing eight hits, four runs, two walks and collecting four strikeouts. Auger is averaging 8.8 strikeouts/seven innings this season, and she is leading the team with a 2.82 earned run average.

Garchinski (3-fof-4) and Collins (2-for-4) were the only Seward County players to add multi-hit performances.

Northern Oklahoma jumped all over the Lady Saints in game-two with two runs in the first inning and three runs in the second frame. The Lady Saints only run came on Longoria’s blast to center field in the third inning. Longoria, a sophomore outfielder from Liberal, finished the game going 1-for-2 with a run scored and RBI.

Seward County freshman Cara Russell suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Saints allowing 11 base hits, nine runs (four earned) and one walk.

Seward County will look to bounce back at home against Trinidad State Junior College on Saturday, March 1, with a 1 p.m. first-pitch at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal.