Seward County Community College head baseball coach Galen McSpadden earned his 400th Jayhawk West Conference win on Saturday in the Saints 2-0 victory at home against Cloud County Community College. The No. 25 nationally-ranked Saints completed the conference doubleheader sweep against the Thunderbirds with a 10-3 victory in game-two. Seward County used a 6.2 inning performance from Christian Kowalchuk in game-one as the sophomore lefty picked up his first shutout of the season. The Saints improve their overall record to .500 at 10-10 overall and are now 4-2 in the Jayhawk West. Cloud County continues to struggle this season and is now 3-19 overall and 1-9 in conference play.

Kowalchuk pitched his best game of the season allowing two hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. The Pre-Season NJCAA All-American faced only 24 batters while allowing only one base runner to reach scoring position before the seventh inning.

Freshman lead-off hitter Keegan Morrow hit a double to right field and later scored on a wild pitch to give the Saints a 1-0 lead after one inning. Saintsí third baseman Austin Roff led off the second inning with a double, and then scored on a RBI double down the third base line from sophomore Erik Hansen.

Sophomore closer Jordan McClintick earned his second save of the season after coming in from the bullpen with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. McClintick struck out Cloud County right fielder Darrin Biegert to end the game.

In game-two, the T-Birds scored first in the second inning with two runs off Saintsí starter Bobby Doran. The Saints answered immediately with a solo home run from freshman David Cruz, and with two additional unearned runs to give SCCC a 3-2 lead.

Cloud County chipped in a run in the third inning, and then the Saints took the lead for good with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The first four batters in the Saintsí line-up recorded at least one RBI in the inning, with the big hit coming from sophomore catcher David Master who scored two runs with a double to left field.

Morrow finished game-two going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Morrow is leading the Saints in hitting this season with a .382 batting average, which includes a team-high 21 hits and seven extra-base hits.

Cruz has been a solid addition to the Saintsí starting line-up as the freshman from Venezuela is now batting .381 in nine games played. Cruz led all players in game-two going 3-for-3. SCCC catcher Brock Gifford also collected two RBI in the nightcap.

Doran improved to 2-0 this season after tossing six innings and scattering six base hits, three runs (two earned), with one walk and four strikeouts. The 6-foot-6 right-handed pitcher from Flower Mound, Texas, is leading the Saintsí pitching staff this season with 22 strikeouts.

The Saints and Thunderbirds will conclude their four-game conference series on Sunday, March 16, with a 1 p.m. first pitch at Brent Gould Field in Liberal.