2014-2015 Baseball News

  • 16 Seward Student-Athletes Honored in Record NJCAA Academic Award Class
    June 24, 2015
    If classroom performance is any judge of it, there are going to be a record number of former NJCAA student-athletes making their mark on the working world in two years as the NJCAA announced on Wednesday that a record 2,026 athletes, including 16 Seward County Saints and Lady Saints from six different teams have earned NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards, formerly known as the NJCAA’s Academic All-American award.
  • Four Saints Named to NJCAA All-Region VI Team
    May 15, 2015
    The awards keep coming in for the Jayhawk West Conference Champion Seward County Saints as Thursday a quartet of Seward players were named to the NJCAA All-Region VI Team.
  • League High Seven Saints Named All-Jayhawk West
    May 14, 2015
    Following yet another Jayhawk West Conference Championship season, seven Seward County Saints have been named to the All-Jayhawk West Teams as released by the league Wednesday.
  • Saints Come Up Just Short to End 2015 Season
    May 10, 2015
    As if a 14 inning loss wasn’t enough in their Region VI Championship Tournament opener Friday against Coffeyville, the Seward County Saints took the left and the right hook on Saturday as they couldn’t hold another late lead, this one against #4 Johnson County as they fell 4-3 to eliminate them from the tournament and end their 2015 season.
  • Unlucky 14 For Seward in Wichita Heartbreaker
    May 09, 2015
    Bright and early Friday morning the Seward County Saints and Coffeyville Red Ravens were the first two of eight teams to hit the diamond at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in downtown Wichita for the 2015 Region VI Championship Tournament. The Saints and Ravens battled to a draw through 9 innings and remained deadlocked through 13 before Coffeyville broke through in the top half of the 14th thanks to a pair of Seward defensive miscues to take and blow open the lead before going on to win 7-2.
  • Saints Hammer Highland to Advance to Wichita
    May 03, 2015
    Behind the left arm of freshman Jakob Hernandez and the big bat of sophomore Dillon Drury, the Seward County Saints hammered visiting Highland 18-7 Sunday in a winner take all game three of their Region VI Tournament 1st Round series to advance to the tournament championships next weekend in Wichita.
  • Seward Settles For Split to Force Deciding Game Three With Highland
    May 02, 2015
    Many people say that the postseason is a whole different animal and that was most certainly the case as the Seward County Saints and Highland Scotties locked up at Liberal’s Brent Gould Field for the 1st Round of the 2015 Region VI Tournament Saturday afternoon. With two teams going in vastly different directions at regular seasons end, Seward winning 12 straight Jayhawk West games at one point to finish 1st and Highland losing 9 in a row to finish in an 8th place tie, it seemed that the Saints would clean up on their home field, but that most certainly wasn’t the case. Highland came out and took an early 4-0 lead in game one and never looked back. The Saints cut it to a 6-5 game at one point, but the Scotties responded with three runs in the next inning to open their lead back to 9-5 which is the count they would stun Seward by in the opener. Game two was quite another case. The Saints scored six 1st inning runs and seven more in the 2nd to blow the game open 13-0 early and later coasted to a 16-3 run rule victory to force a winner take all game three on Sunday at noon.
  • Williams Collects National Player of the Week Honors
    April 30, 2015
    Seward County catcher Brent Williams saved his best for last in the final week of the 2015 regular season and after picking up Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week Honors on Tuesday, the sophomore backstop collected an even bigger award on Thursday as was named the NJCAA National Player of the Week.
  • Seward/Frank Washed Out Tuesday
    April 28, 2015
    Due to continued rain in the Liberal area, Tuesday’s Seward County vs. Frank Phillips Baseball doubleheader has been cancelled. No makeup games will be played. The Saints will now look ahead to this weekend’s NJCAA Region VI Tournament 1st round games where they will host Highland on Saturday and Sunday at Brent Gould Field. The Saints and Scotties will play a 1:00 doubleheader on Saturday with the if necessary game at 1:00 on Sunday.
  • Brent Williams Named Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week
    April 28, 2015
    After leading his Seward County Saints to a Jayhawk West Conference Championship last week, Seward sophomore catcher Brent Williams has been named the KJCCC Player of the Week.
  • West Champion Saints Slip in Regular Season Finales
    April 27, 2015
    In sports coaches cringe when they hear the phrase “you have nothing to play for” but in reality there are days when that is just about the case. With that situation at hand Sunday in Great Bend, the already crowned Jayhawk West Champion Seward County Saints took the field for their final two games of the regular season against the Barton Cougars. Game three of the series was a back and forth battle with Barton getting six runs in the 2nd and the Saints seven in the 4th, but in the end it was the Cougars squeaking out a 10-9 victory over Seward. In the series finale, the Saints offense couldn’t come up with the big hit as they left 12 runners on in a 5-2 loss to wrap up the regular season.
  • Seward Clinches Jayhawk West Conference Championship
    April 26, 2015
    For the 11th time in the past 15 seasons, a banner will be raised at Brent Gould Field in Liberal after the Seward County Saints clinched the 2015 Jayhawk West Conference Championship with a sweep of the Barton Cougars Saturday in Hays. In game one the Saints erased an early 5-1 deficit to come from behind and win 9-7 over the Cougars. In game two it was a different story as the Saints smashed five home runs in a 12-5 romp to secure the conference title.
  • Jakob Hernandez Named KJCCC Pitcher of the Week
    April 25, 2015
    After his first career shutout on Wednesday against Clarendon, Seward freshman Jakob Hernandez has been named the KJCCC Pitcher of the Week.
  • Bats Silenced in 2-0 Loss to Clarendon
    April 24, 2015
    Just three days after putting a beating on Jayhawk West rival Butler with their bats, the Seward County Saints went ice cold Wednesday afternoon at Clarendon, managing just a pair of hits in a 2-0 loss to the Bulldogs to drop to 30-20 on the season.
  • Three Legends Take Their Place in Seward Athletics Hall of Fame
    April 22, 2015
    It was a night to celebrate in the Greenhouse on Friday as three of the greatest Seward County Saints and Lady Saints to ever put on a uniform were inducted into the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame. The top two scorers and rebounders in Lady Saints Basketball history, Tegan Cunningham and Jamie Talbert, joined the leading hitter in Saints baseball history, Tim Forkner, as the Class of 2015.
  • How Sweep It Is! Butler No Match For Red Hot Saints
    April 20, 2015
    One month ago, the Seward County Saints were a 6th place baseball club with a 12-17 overall record on the season. After winning 18 of their past 20 the Saints are now 30-19 and in sole possession of first place in the Jayhawk West Conference standings after a thorough beat down of visiting Butler Monday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. In a matchup between two of three teams tied for the conference lead going into the weekend, the Saints clearly showed the Grizzlies who was boss Monday, run ruling them 11-1 in game three of the series and doing it again in the series finale 13-3 to sweep the four game set by a combined score of 45-11.
  • Saints and Grizzlies Postponed Sunday
    April 19, 2015
    The Seward County vs. Butler Baseball doubleheader scheduled for 1:00 Sunday at Brent Gould Field in Liberal has been postponed. The Saints and Grizzlies will wrap up the series with a 3:00 doubleheader on Monday.
  • Seward Takes Over 1st With Hammering of Butler
    April 18, 2015
    The Seward County Saints went into the day in a three way tie for 1st place in the Jayhawk West Conference standings and will rest their heads tonight alone on top after sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Butler at Brent Gould Field Saturday. In a day full of exciting events, the Saints used a five run 5th inning in game one to come away with an 8-4 victory and in game two they used a potent offensive attack with 10 hits and 13 runs to run rule the Grizzlies 13-3 in seven innings. Between games players and fans of both teams looked on as the Saints Booster Club hosted its first ever Helicopter Ball Drop where a chopper made its way to Brent Gould Field and hovered over the outfield, dropping nearly 500 golf balls onto targets before making a quick retreat. The winners of the event collected over $3,000 in cash prizes as well as a number of other nice prizes including a pair of basketball season tickets, a signed 2002 National Championship team basketball, from the fundraiser.
  • Saints Go Deep Four Times In Split With Clarendon
    April 15, 2015
    With the wind blowing out to left, balls were leaving Brent Gould Field at a quick pace Wednesday afternoon as Seward County took on Clarendon in non-conference action. In game one, it was the Bulldogs using the long ball to their advantage in a 7-3 win while Seward cranked three home runs in game two of the twinbill to win 10-0 in run rule fashion to split the doubleheader.
  • Saints Break Out the Bats and the Brooms Against Cloud
    April 13, 2015
    The Seward County Saints are catching fire at the right time and the guys in green remained red hot this weekend on the road in Concordia, sweeping the Cloud County Thunderbirds to spring from 5th place in the Jayhawk West Conference standings to a three way tie for 1st at weekends end.
  • Drury Hits for the Cycle in Saints 17-5 Win
    April 09, 2015
    Following a pair of walk off wins in their two previous games, the Seward County Saints made sure there would be no such drama on Wednesday as they hit the road to Borger, Texas to take on the Frank Phillips Plainsmen. Seward scored four in the first and exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning to blow out the Plainsmen in run rule fashion 17-5. In the win, Seward sophomore Dillon Drury hit for the cycle, the Saints first player to do so since current San Francisco Giants farmhand Kelby Tomlinson did so in 2010.
  • Saints Walk Off Trojans, Twice!
    April 04, 2015
    In what ended up being a day in which both Seward County Head Coach Galen McSpadden and Colby Head Coach Ryan Carter would leave the field scratching their heads in disbelief, the Seward County Saints found some way, despite never leading during play on the day, to pick up a pair of walk off wins over the visiting Colby Trojans Saturday at Brent Gould Field, winning game one 8-7 on a single from Alex White and game two 7-6 on a Colby error to win the series 3-1.
  • Missed Chances Cost Saints in Yet Another Split
    April 03, 2015
    After winning a season high five straight games since their last Jayhawk West Conference series, it looked like the Seward County Saints were gaining some midseason momentum. It looked even more that way after game one of their Jayhawk West series with Colby Friday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal as they picked up a solid 5-1 win over the Trojans. But for the fourth straight conference doubleheader, after winning game one, Seward couldn’t keep it going, missing numerous opportunities in a 7-5 game two loss to Colby to split the doubleheader.
  • Saints Outslug Frank For Fifth Straight Win
    April 01, 2015
    Don’t look now, but the Seward County Saints might just be getting hot at the right time of the year. Seward outslugged Frank Phillips on the road Wednesday afternoon in Borger, getting back to back home runs from Alex White and Brandon Urquizo to open the game in a 15 hit attack to knock off the Plainsmen 11-9.
  • Seward Arms Tie Up Raiders to Secure Sweep
    March 29, 2015
    Seward County sophomores Hayden Howard and Brent Bezio did their best on the mound to keep the Saints momentum going Sunday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal, each pitching a complete game while holding visiting Rose State to just 7 hits on the day in 5-2 and 3-1 wins to finish off a series sweep of the Raiders.
  • Olson, Graff-Rowe Lead Saints Past Raiders
    March 28, 2015
    JB Olson turned in 7 solid innings on the mound and Justin Graff-Rowe had a career high 4 hits as the Seward County Saints blew past former Saint Coty Cooper and the Rose State Raiders 12-4 Saturday afternoon in Liberal.
  • Saints Survive Windy Contest Against Clarendon With 5-4 Win
    March 25, 2015
    On a cold and blustery day Wednesday at Brent Gould Field in Liberal, the Seward County Saints blew a late lead, but were able to come back with a run in the bottom of the 8th inning to hang on to beat visiting Clarendon 5-4 in midweek action.
  • Saints Remain at .500 in West Play With Split
    March 23, 2015
    The Seward County Saints let a prime opportunity to make up some ground in the Jayhawk West standings slip through their hands this weekend in Pratt as for the second straight day on Sunday, the Saints managed just a split against a Pratt team that entered the weekend with a 2-6 conference record. The Saints looked primed for a series victory after blowing out the Beavers 12-3 in game three of the series, but in game four their head scratching 2015 season continued as Pratt scored six times in the first three innings to go on to win 7-4 to split the series.
  • Seward Settles For Saturday Split With Beavers
    March 22, 2015
    The Seward County Saints were forced to settle with a split on Saturday as they took on a struggling Pratt Beavers team at Stanion Field in Pratt. In game one of the doubleheader, the Saints defense was suspect, allowing five unearned runs to the Beavers, but a six run 6th inning for Seward propelled the guys in green to an 11-5 win. In game two Seward again had a solid 6th inning, scoring three times, but unfortunately, that was about all the offense they could muster in a 5-4 loss to split the twinbill with the Beavers.
  • Hayden Howard Named KJCCC Co-Pitcher of the Week
    March 21, 2015
    After tossing 8 solid innings for Seward County against Hutchinson in a win on Saturday, Saints lefty Hayden Howard has been named the KJCCC Co-Pitcher of the Week in a league release Thursday.
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