2014-2015 Softball 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.
  • Oakden & Mawhinney Lead Six Lady Saints on All-Jayhawk Team
    May 05, 2015
    Following a 36 win season that included a 2nd place finish in the Jayhawk West Conference race, six Seward County Lady Saints were named to the All-Jayhawk West Team as released by the league on Monday.
  • Lady Saints Season Ends at Region VI Tourney
    May 02, 2015
    It most certainly wasn’t the way that they wanted it to end, but as fate had it, the Seward County Lady Saints were the first ones out of the Region VI Championships in El Dorado this weekend, falling 6-4 in their opener to Garden City before being eliminated by Butler in a 13-5 run rule on Saturday.
  • Seward Slips Past Pratt Into Final Four
    April 30, 2015
    The Seward County Lady Saints kept their fans on the edge of their seats once again on Thursday afternoon at Lady Saints Field in Liberal, squeaking past visiting Pratt 2-0 in the deciding game of a best of three series with the Beavers in the 1st Round of the 2015 Region VI Tournament. Seward advances to the Final Four of the tournament where they will take on Garden City Saturday at noon in El Dorado.
  • Seward and Pratt Split to Force Winner Take All Game Thursday
    April 29, 2015
    It looked like it would be a walk in the park for the Seward County Lady Saints Wednesday as they took on the last place team in the Jayhawk West in the Pratt Beavers, a team that they had swept all four times in their regular season matchups in the 1st round of the 2015 Region VI Tournament. It was quite a different story however as Seward never got going in game one of the best of three series, watching the Beavers score three times in the top half of the 7th inning to stun them 3-1. In game two Pratt jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning but the Lady Saints responded with an offensive onslaught this time, eventually run ruling Pratt 11-3 in five innings to force a winner take all game Thursday at Lady Saints Field in Liberal.
  • Rapoza & Wagner Named West Player & Pitcher of the Week
    April 28, 2015
    A pair of Jayhawk Conference awards came pouring into Liberal Tuesday afternoon as Lady Saints Joe Ann Rapoza and Jaclyn Wagner were named the Jayhawk West Co-Player and Pitcher of the Week for the final week of the regular season.
  • Seward vs. Pratt Softball Playoff Series Postponed
    April 27, 2015
    Due to heavy rain in the Liberal area, the Seward County vs. Pratt Region VI Softball playoff series has been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday at Lady Saints Field in Liberal. The Lady Saints and Beavers will get action underway at 1:00 Wednesday with a doubleheader followed by the if necessary game at 12:00 on Thursday.
  • Seward Finishes Regular Season With Split at Colby
    April 24, 2015
    Needing to pick up some momentum before the upcoming Region VI Playoffs, the Seward County Lady Saints managed to only spin their wheels Wednesday afternoon in Colby as they split with the homestanding Lady Trojans, losing game one 6-2 before winning the night cap 4-2 to finish the regular season 34-22 overall and 15-9 in Jayhawk West play, good for 2nd place.
  • Seward All Over Pratt in Region VI Preview
    April 21, 2015
    In what was a preview of the 1st round of the upcoming NJCAA Region VI Playoffs which begin next Tuesday at venues across the Sunflower State, the Seward County Lady Saints had little trouble with the visiting Pratt Beavers Monday afternoon in Liberal as the gals in green swept a doubleheader from the Beavs, winning game one 10-3 before shutting Pratt out in the nightcap 3-0.
  • Lady Saints Clinch Home Field For 1st Round Playoff
    April 18, 2015
    The Seward County Lady Saints struggles late in the season continued Saturday afternoon in Dodge City as the gals in green managed only a split against a Dodge team that had lost 9 of its last 10 games. A slow start but a big finish propelled the Lady Saints to a 7-3 win in game one of the doubleheader while a five run 2nd inning for Dodge City in the second game led the Lady Conqs to a 14-11 win to split the doubleheader. At the end of the day, there was some good news for the Lady Saints who are now just 3-7 in their last 10 games, as their game one win wrapped up home field advantage for Seward in the 1st round of the Region VI Tournament.
  • Lady Saints Falter in Key Matchup With Butler
    April 15, 2015
    In a key Jayhawk West late season matchup that would more less decide where the 2015 Region VI Softball Tournament would be played in two weeks, the Seward County Lady Saints came up on the short end of both sides of a twinbill with the rival Butler Grizzlies in El Dorado as Butler used a six run 3rd to run rule the Lady Saints 9-1 in game one before using a dominating pitching performance in game two to win 4-1 and all but eliminate Seward from contention in the conference race.
  • O'Brien's Perfect Game Highlights Lady Saints Weekend in Lamar
    April 13, 2015
    While she has had a spectacular rookie season for the Seward County Lady Saints, nothing could prepare Alexa O’Brien for what was about to happen this weekend in Lamar, Colorado as Seward took on Otero and Lamar in a pair of non-conference doubleheaders. Friday the Lady Saints struggled and were swept 4-3 and 7-0 by Otero, but Saturday, O’Brien got Seward back on track, throwing the first perfect game in Seward County history in a 13-0 win over Lamar. The Lady Saints backed up the perfecto with a 7-4 win over the Lopes in their final game of the weekend to earn their 30th win of the 2015 season.
  • Seward Stunned By Busters
    April 09, 2015
    Midway through the conference season, the Jayhawk West trophy was right in front of the Seward County Lady Saints noses. Going into Wednesday’s conference tilts with 6th place Garden City, Seward didn’t expect it to be any different coming out of the doubleheader but boy were they wrong. The Lady Saints were shocked by the Busters, as they were shutout 3-0 in the opener of the doubleheader and were pounded 8-0 in run rule fashion in the second game to fall out of 1st place in the conference race.
  • Seward's Wagner Named West Pitcher of the Week For Second Straight Week
    April 07, 2015
    As she did one week ago, Seward County sophomore Jaclyn Wagner has once again been named the Jayhawk West Pitcher of the Week as released by league officials on Tuesday.
  • Lady Saints Trade Run Rules With Barton
    April 03, 2015
    Going into Friday’s Jayhawk West doubleheader action, the Seward County Lady Saints and Barton Lady Cougars were the two hottest teams in the league, having won a combined 15 straight games. After Friday’s double dip, neither team had a winning streak to brag about any longer as Barton hammered the Lady Saints 12-4 in a six inning run rule victory in game one before the Seward returned the favor in game two in an 8-0 shutout win to split the doubleheader.
  • Andrea Gustafson Earns 500th Career Win in Seward Sweep
    April 02, 2015
    Sitting at 490 wins coming into a stretch in which her Seward County Lady Saints were set to play 8 of 10 games at home in Liberal before a 13 game road stretch, things had to fall just perfect for Seward Head Coach Andrea Gustafson for her to get her 500th win at Lady Saints Field in Liberal. Well the stars aligned and after Seward’s 9th and 10th straight wins, Gustafson was drenched by the traditional cooler of water after her team’s games on Wednesday as Seward swept visiting Dodge City 7-0 and 8-2 to give the 13th year Head Coach her 500th career win.
  • Jaclyn Wagner Named Jayhawk West Pitcher of the Week
    March 31, 2015
    Following a dominating week in the circle for the Seward County Lady Saints, sophomore right hander Jaclyn Wagner has been named the Jayhawk West Pitcher of the Week in a release by the league on Tuesday.
  • Bats Remain Hot as Seward Sweeps 'Dogs
    March 30, 2015
    The Seward County Lady Saints continued to swing hot bats Monday afternoon at Lady Saints Field in Liberal, putting up back to back 10 run games to sweep visiting Clarendon 10-5 and 10-1 to improve to 25-13 on the season.
  • Lady Saints Blow Past Storm
    March 28, 2015
    The Seward County Lady Saints won their fifth and sixth straight games Saturday afternoon at Lady Saints Field in Liberal, hammering the visiting Southeast Lady Storm 10-2 and 9-0 to sweep a doubleheader and improve to 23-13 on the season.
  • Seward Swings Their Way Into 1st Place in the Jayhawk West
    March 27, 2015
    The Seward County Lady Saints turned 27 hits in to 20 runs Thursday afternoon in Pratt, sweeping the host Beavers by the scores of 14-1 and 6-2 to take over sole possession of 1st place in the Jayhawk West at the 10 game juncture.
  • Masterful Pitching Leads Lady Saints to Sweep
    March 24, 2015
    At this point in time you can more less call the Seward County Lady Saints top two pitchers 1A and 1B and Alexa O’Brien and Jaclyn Wagner proved that again on Tuesday, stymying the Colby bats in the other dugout for 14 innings as Seward swept the doubleheader with the Lady Trojans 2-0 and 6-1 to improve to 6-2 in Jayhawk West Conference play.
  • #4 Bears Maul Lady Saints in Phoenix
    March 21, 2015
    It will be back to the drawing board for the Seward County Lady Saints on Monday as Friday they finished their 2015 Spring Break trip to Arizona with a pair of losses to DII #4 Phoenix College to send them back to Liberal with four straight losses in tow.
  • Lady Saints Outhit, But Can't Outscore Cougars
    March 20, 2015
    In their second doubleheader of their annual Spring Break trip to Phoenix, Arizona, the Seward County Lady Saints outhit the host South Mountain 16-11, but in the end it was the Cougars getting the last laugh, beating Seward 7-3 and 5-1 in the twinbill to drop the Lady Saints to 17-11 on the year.
  • Seward Starts Spring Break Trip With Sweep
    March 17, 2015
    Seward County freshman Jaidyn Mawhinney got things going at the top of the Lady Saints lineup early and often Tuesday in Glendale, Arizona, picking up six hits in a doubleheader with Glendale, leading the way for the Lady Saints to sweep the Gauchos 11-2 and 7-3 to improve to 17-9 on the year.
  • Lady Saints Slide Into Spring Break With Two More Wins
    March 13, 2015
    The Seward County Lady Saints showed that they weren’t quite looking ahead to next week’s Spring Break trip to Arizona yet, focusing enough to knock off North Dakota’s Williston State 11-3 and 5-2 Friday afternoon at Lady Saints Field in Liberal.
  • Seward & Barton Split Wednesday Twinbill
    March 11, 2015
    After tossing back to back shutouts against rival Garden City on Monday, the Seward County Lady Saints pitching and defense knew they would have a tougher task on their hand Wednesday when they took on one of the top hitting teams in the NJCAA in Jayhawk West foe Barton. Seward grabbed an early lead against the Lady Cougars in game one of their doubleheader, but the Lady Saints bats went dead after that and Barton scored single runs in three different innings to knock off the Lady Saints 3-1. In game two Seward was more consistent. The Lady Saints scored in five of their six offensive innings and got a solid effort from Jaclyn Wagner on the mound to come away with an 8-3 win to split the doubleheader.
  • Lady Saints Pitching Dominates Garden in Sweep
    March 09, 2015
    A pair of Seward County righthanders put the handcuffs on the Garden City Broncbusters Monday afternoon at Lady Saints Field in Liberal as Alexa O’Brien and Jaclyn Wagner dominated the Buster bats, each allowing just two hits in complete game 4-0 and 2-0 shutout wins to move the Lady Saints to the top of the Jayhawk West Conference standings at 3-1.
  • Seward Splits With Rival Butler
    March 08, 2015
    It was a tale of two games Sunday afternoon in Liberal as the Seward County Lady Saints and #10 Butler Grizzlies went head to head in a key early season Jayhawk West Conference matchup. Game one was a pitcher’s duel that saw Seward get a walkoff hit from Tiffanie Bolanos in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Lady Saints a 3-2 victory while in game two, sloppy Lady Saint defense opened the floodgates for Butler as the Grizzlies went on to a 14-5 run rule victory in 5 innings.
  • Seward County/Butler Softball Doubleheader Moved From Tuesday to Sunday
    March 02, 2015
    Due to winter weather in the Liberal area over the weekend, the Seward County vs. Butler Jayhawk West Softball doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday at Lady Saints Field in Liberal has been postponed until Friday, March 6th at 2:00.
  • Offense Breaks Out in Doubleheader Sweep
    February 26, 2015
    After a weekend in which they managed under three runs per game and went 1-4, the Seward County Lady Saints offense broke out of their slump Wednesday afternoon in Enid, Oklahoma, exploding for 24 runs in just 12 innings of action to sweep a split doubleheader with Northern Oklahoma and Independence by the final scores of 11-10 and 13-2.
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