The Seward County Community College baseball team traveled to Colby Community College this weekend for its Jayhawk West Conference opening four-game series. The Saints came away with a doubleheader split on Saturday dropping game-one, 6-10, and then crushing the Trojans 19-6 (six innings) in game-two. Seward County’s game-two offensive-outburst was the most runs scored by the Saints in 123 games, dating back to a five-inning 19-2 road victory over Dodge City Community College in 2006. Freshman right-handed pitcher Bobby Doran earned his first collegiate victory, and sophomore first baseman Will Gowdy went 6-for-9 in the doubleheader with a double, home run and six RBI. Seward County is now 7-9 overall this season and 1-1 in the Jayhawk West. Colby is now 7-7 overall and 5-1 in Jayhawk West play.

The Saints dropped their conference opener, 6-10, with sophomore right-handed pitcher Tomas Cruz suffering his second straight loss. Cruz was also the losing pitcher against Lamar C.C. on Tuesday, pitching 0.1 innings in relief during the eighth inning.

Colby sophomore right-handed pitcher Sean Lydon earned the win for the Trojans. The Saints were led offensively in game-one by Gowdy (2-for-4, double, RBI), sophomore David Masters (2-for-3, home run, two RBI) and sophomore Austin Roff (2-for-4, home run, two RBI).

Doran, who had recorded three straight no-decisions, earned the victory on the mound for the Saints in game-two, as the Saints’ hitters gave the freshman all the support he would need with 19 runs in six innings.

Masters had another strong game at the plate going 3-for-5 with two doubles, Gowdy blasted his first career home run while going 4-for-5 with five RBI, and freshman second baseman Trent Martinez also went deep going 3-for-5 with three RBI.

SCCC freshman center fielder Keegan Morrow launched his first collegiate home run and went 3-for-4 with five RBI. Roff finished the day going 4-for-8 with two doubles in game-two, and sophomore Brock Gifford added a 2-for-4 game with a home run and two RBI for the Saints.

The Saints and Trojans will conclude their four-game conference series with a doubleheader on Sunday, March 9, with a first-pitch slated for 1 p.m. in Colby, Kan.