By ROY ALLEN
Seward assistant athletic director
The Seward County Lady Saints wrapped up a six game homestand in style Saturday afternoon at Lady Saints Field in Liberal, coming from behind to beat Dodge City 2-1 in Game 1 of their double header before putting it on the Lady Conqs 11-3 in a run-rule win in Game 2 to sweep the twinbill and move to 30-7.
Dodge City put together a two out rally in the first to scratch out a run and an early 1-0 lead.
Seward finally broke through in the bottom half of the fifth with a single from Vanessa Oakden, a sacrifice bunt from Felisha Vogelaar and a two out single from Sitter to score Oakden from second to tie the game at 1.
Becky Allen singled with one out in the sixth and two batters later Tiffanie Bolanos hit a shot to the wall in left center to bring her all the way around from first to score to put Seward in front 2-1, and the Lady Saints held on for the win.
Seward jumped out to the early lead in Game 2 of the double header as two Dodge City errors and a pair of two out Lady Saint hits gave Seward a 3-0 advantage after the second inning.
Dodge City struck right back however as they used four third to score three times to tie, 3-3.
Seward went back in front on an RBI groundout from Marissa Chavez and then took a two-run lead later in the inning on a two out single from Vogelaar to make it 5-3 Lady Saints.
A two-RBI triple from Orr scored stretched Seward’s lead to 7-3. Four pitches later Bolanos drove home Orr from third with a groundout and after 4 the Lady Saints were comfortably in front 8-3 and glided to an 11-3 win.
The Lady Saints ran their current win streak to eight while they finished their longest homestand of the year 6-0 with the two victories.
Seward moved to 30-7 with the sweep while Dodge City fell to .500 at 15-15.