Saints host scrimmage

As the year starts, Seward County baseball is bringing in 16 true freshmen and returning three redshirt freshmen and 12 sophomores, for a total of 31 players who are included on the Fall 2011 roster. Led by Head Coach Galen McSpadden, the Saints went 46-20 overall last year, with a first place conference finish and a 24-8 record in the Jayhawk West. The team also went on to become the Region VI champions and finished off the season with a sixth place finish at the 2011 JUCO World Series. Off season fall scrimmages began Aug. 31 against Garden City and will last until Oct. 22, with a alumni game against former Seward County players. “College baseball is definitely different than high school,” freshman Tyson Deaton acknowledged. “If you cheat in practice, you cheat yourself, not just the team.” The Saints face off against Dodge City Wednesday, Sept. 14 and head to Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23 for the University of New Mexico Tournament.