By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
Seward shot out to a quick start in a four-game series with Dodge City, winning the first two games Saturday.
But the momentum did not continue through to Sunday. Seward dropped both games to even the series at 2-2.
Tyler Wiedenfeld took the mound for Seward in Game 1 and tossed a complete game. Wiedenfeld only allowed two runs on five hits, and only one of those runs was earned.
Wiedenfeld walked one while striking out three.
Seward belted out 11 hits and scored four runs.
Troy Owen and Jacob Fuller each went three-for-three from the plate in the 4-2 win.
Seward coach Galen McSpadden received a second strong outing from freshman left-hander Austin King in Game 2. King struck out seven in a nine-inning complete game and only allowed two runs in an 8-2 Seward victory.
Dodge City actually outhit the Saints 10-9, but Seward was able to get the key hit with runners in scoring position to score the win.
Bryson Allen, Owen and Johnny Griffith each went two-for-four. Grifith hit two RBIs in the win.
Sunday, the Saints struggled to cross the plate.
TJ Looney pitched seven-and-two-thirds innings and gave up two runs, only one earned, while stirking out 10 and walking two.
The Saints belted out seven hits to Dodge City’s three, but Seward could not get the clutch hit when it counted and was shut out, 2-0.
Hayden Howard took the mound for the Saints in Game 4 and struggled ealry, giving up five runs in two innings before being relieved by Keenan Hall. Hall pitches five innings and only gave up a run, but the early debacle led to a 6-4 loss.
Seward (13-17, 7-5, will host Frank Phillips at 3 p.m. Wednesday.