The Seward County Community College softball swept Colby Community College 7-1 and 9-0 (5 innings) in a Jayhawk West and Division I Region VI District doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. Lady Saintsí sixth-year head coach Andrea Gustafson won her 200th career game in Seward Countyís game-two victory, and freshman pitcher Courtney Auger struck out 17 batters, breaking the school single-game record that she set in the season-opener. The Lady Saints have now won four straight games, including three games that were all ended after five-innings due to the mercy run-rule. Seward County improves to 12-8 overall, 2-0 in the Jayhawk West and to 5-1 in Division I Region VI District play. Colby falls to 7-8 overall, 0-2 in league play and to 0-4 in Division I Region VI District competition.

Gustafson collects career coaching milestone victory No. 200, while averaging 38 wins per season during her first five years as head coach. Entering this season, Gustafson has led the Lady Saints program to the most victories in the Jayhawk West over the past three seasons, and to three straight seasons with at least 37 victories.

Auger continued her dominating season in the circle for the Lady Saints, tossing a five-inning complete-game one-hitter against the Lady Trojans in game-one. Augerís 17 strikeouts break the single-game record of 15 that she set in the first game of the season against Lamar C.C. at Lady Saints Softball Field. Auger has now posted 103 strikeouts this season, placing her fourth all-time in single-season strikeouts. She only needs 28 strikeouts to become the all-time single-season leader.

Auger, a 5-foot-8 right-handed pitcher from Edmonton, Canada, is 7-4 this season with a team-leading 1.35 earned run averaged. She is averaging 10 strikeouts/seven innings, and she has recorded 11 complete games in 12 appearances this season.

Seward Countyís defense didnít commit an error in the doubleheader, and the Lady Saintsí offense out-hit Colby, 20-2.

Seward County scored in four separate innings, and received offensive production from Cara Russell (1-for-3, two RBI) and freshman Alicia Gonzales (2-for-3, two RBI) in the victory. The Lady Saintsí top three hitters in their line-up (Jamie Gilbert, Rachel Adaza, Lindsay Garchinski) combined went 6-for-12 with four runs scored and two RBI.

Freshman right-handed pitcher Cara Russell also posted a one-hitter in game-two, throwing five-innings while allowing two walks with one strikeout. Gilbert collected another two-hit performance (2-for-3), and sophomore catcher Melissa St. Clair went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

St. Clair is batting .500 (6-for-12) during the Lady Saints current four-game winning streak.

The Lady Saints will now prepare for a week in Phoenix, Ariz., where they will play demanding schedule against nationally-ranked (No. 1) Eastern Arizona College, (No. 7) Central Arizona College, (D-II No. 1) Phoenix College and traditional junior college powerhouse Pima Community College. Seward County will begin play on Tuesday, March 18, taking on Eastern Arizona.