Seward wins three from T-birds

Seward County posted a pair of shutout wins over Cloud County in a Jayhawk Conference Western Division doubleheader Sunday at the Concordia Sports Complex.
The Saints won the first game 7-0, and blanked the Thunderbirds 10-0 in the second game.
Cloud County earned a split with Seward County on Saturday, losing the first game 5-4 in eight innings and winning the second, 6-0.
The T-Birds finished the regular season 22-28 overall and 11-21 overall.
Seward County, 29-26 overall, sits atop the Jayhawk West at 21-11.
In the first game on Sunday, the Saints scored four runs in the second inning, one in the third, one in the fourth and two in the sixth.
Hayden Howard allowed just one hit, a sixth-inning single by Tanner Palmore, in seven innings. He struck out nine and didn’t walk any.
Zachary Larkin took the loss for Cloud County. He allowed five runs on seven hits, struck out one and walked two in four and two-thirds innings.
Brendan Hardaway pitched an inning and a third, and gave up two runs on two hits. He struck out three and walked one.
Taylor Keller worked an inning and walked three.
In the second game, a home run by Bryson Allen gave Seward County a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
The Saints added one run in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to go up 4-0.
Sewad County then scored six runs in the eighth inning.
Adam Guay relieved TJ Looney in the first inning, and limited Cloud County to two hits. He struck out seven and walked five.
Trevor Rinne gave up five runs, three earned, on nine hits in seven innings in taking the loss. He struck out six and walked three.
Mikabe Erdman allowed five runs on five hits.
In game two on Saturday, Steven Federau blanked Seward County on six hits. He struck out seven and walked six in seven innings.
Cloud County broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Roger Diaz singled home one run.
Jordan Brown had a two-run single.
The T-Birds added three runs in the fifth.
Jackson Cain tripled and scored on a balk.
Chase Reibenspies was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home a run, and Cal Zagurski scored on a passed ball.
The first game went to extra innings, and Seward County scored a run in the top of the eighth to go up 5-4.
Cloud County was scoreless in the bottom of the eighth.
Trailing 1-0, the T-Birds scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Skye O’Neil and Danie Schafer had run producing singles.
Seward County scored a run in the third and a run in the fifth to go up 3-2.
Austin White singled and scored on an error in the bottom of the fifth to pull Cloud County even at 3-3.
Seward County went back up 4-3 with a run in the top of the seventh.
JD Peterson led off the bottom of the inning with a single. He advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Jesse Rall to force extra innings.
Aaric Woodyard took the loss. He gave up one run on one hit in an inning and a third. He struck out one and walked one.
Caleb Blumer went four and two-thirds innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. He struck out one and walked three.
Matthew Forsythe alllowed one run on three hits in two innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Peterson, Rall, Zagurski and Schafer had two hits each.

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