Baseball continues to prep for season

The Seward County Saints baseball team took two out of three games on Wednesday from the Garden City Broncbusters at Garden City. Seward was defeated by the Broncbusters in the first game of of the triple header 4-0. The Saints recovered from their first loss and came back to win the last two games of the series 3-1 and 1-0. Last weekend Seward traveled to New Mexico to take on four other teams in preparation for the upcoming spring season. The Saints went 3-0-1 on the weekend defeating Western Oklahoma 8-3, Cherry Creek 5-0, Tucson 3-1 and tied Lamar 0-0 in a two hour time limit game. “We had good times but struggled with consistency,” Saints catcher Todd Glime said. “But I’m excited to see if we can improve on last season.” Fall ball allows a team to see where they are at and what they need to build on. Seward has to improve on some facets of the game and fall ball is giving them some insight on exactly what those facets are. “Hitting is our biggest situation right now,” Seward County head coach Galen McSpadden said. “But I am not overly concerned about our hitting yet, we work pretty hard on our hitting during the preseason and right now we’re mostly using wooden bats. Once we get metal bats in our hands I think we’ll be fine.” Fall ball has also allowed McSpadden and the Saints to see some of their strong points. “Pitching is definitely above our expectations at this point in the year. We have some sophomores that improved from last year and some freshman that have come out and pitched pretty good for us so far. Overall we have been throwing a lot of strikes and our defense has been playing well and giving our team a chance to compete.” Seward will continue to improve and prepare for the upcoming season the remaining of this year’s fall ball. Seward will be at home Sept. 26, to play Rose State and Sept. 27, to play the Wichita Grays.