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Hayden Howard pitches on the cold season opener against McCook Community College. Saints have a season record of 3-4 after having an early start to the season. Saints will face Odessa College Saturday.

Howard off to good start on the mound

February 20, 2015

Left-handed pitcher Hayden Howard had an impressive first week back on the mound for the Saints. Howard was named the Week One KJCCC Co-Pitcher of the...

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Logan Nethercot runs to first base this past Friday against McCook Community College. The Saints lost the season opener 4-3 but hope to bounce back this weekend against Galveston at Fort Worth, Texas.

Seward looks forward after dropping season opener

February 4, 2015

The 2015 season opener for the Saints baseball team was one game that did not turn out the way they hoped. Seward fell to McCook Community College in a...

Crusader photo/Efren Rivero
Chris Juracek pitches against Garden City Community College last Friday. Juracek pitched for a couple of innings during the fall scrimmage. The Saints will play again in Liberal on the Oct. 17 against Frank Phillips College.

Baseball tunes up before fall season ends

October 9, 2014

The Saints baseball team pitched off to a busy weekend as they played three more fall games. They faced Garden City Community College on Friday, Frank...

Grant Glaze

Time to pay Re2pect to the Captain

October 9, 2014

“Derek Jeter is not the greatest person in human history.  He did not invent baseball, he did not discover electricity, he is not the greatest shortstop...

Brandon Rix runs to home plate during the Saints scrimmage against Clarendon College. Rix, an infielder for the Saints, earned the NJCAA Superior Academic Award last year. Crusader photo/Maria Lara

Saints optimistic for spring season

September 11, 2014

The Saints baseball team continued their fall scrimmages with games against Colorado Lightning and Clarendon College this past weekend. Galen McSpadden,...

Kowalchuk checks in as coach for Razorbacks

Kowalchuk checks in as coach for Razorbacks

September 11, 2014

Christian Kowalchuk has a few baseball firsts.  Two are the first and only Saskatchewan baseball player to play in a NCAA Division 1 baseball College...

Courtesy photo/ Roy Allen
Seward struggled on Friday, April 12, to keep the Trojans off of the bases as they lost their first series to them at 16-5.

Saints struggle in conference

May 2, 2014

The Seward County Saints go into postseason play this weekend in a do or die situation.  They will play a best two out of three series with Neosho on...

Crusader photo/ Maria Lara
Right handed pitcher and starter, JB Olsen, breezed through the­­­­­­­­­ 3rd inning on March  preventing any base-runner press forward from the Pratt Beavers and aiding the Saints to defending their lead.

Baseball rebounds after tough losses

April 9, 2014

The first doubleheader against the Saints rival, Garden City Busters on March 15 ended swiftly as JB Olsen lead the Saints to a win for the key conference...

Crusader photo/ Maria Lara­­­
J.B. Olson, Saints baseball player from Texas, has a season ERA of 1.12.

Olson receives first career win, prepares for conference games

February 26, 2014

J.B. Olson a Seward baseball player who has pitched 16.0 innings and has had 14 strikeouts for the Saints he came to the diamond in Southwest Kansas from...

Crusader photo/Kelci Bedingfield
Seward baseball player Reed Thompson attempts a slide into second base but gets tagged by the McCook shortstop and called out. The Saints went on to defeat McCook with the score of 7-3 on a freezing cold season opener Feb. 3.

Baseball season opener notches McSpadden’s 1100th win, team starts 2-3 in opening series

February 12, 2014

The Saints are currently 2-3 on the season. After a juggling act to decide which day would be the best weather to start the Saints season, both team’s...

Baseball team awaits season opener with goal of reaching JUCO world series

Baseball team awaits season opener with goal of reaching JUCO world series

January 29, 2014

The Seward baseball team swings into the 2014 season with a common goal of reaching the College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., and a common concern...

Crusader photo/Jose Medrano
Troy Owen gets ready to bat during the conference opening match against Butler on March 6.

Saints look to finish the 2012-2013 season strong

April 12, 2013

This has been a season of peaks and valleys for Saints baseball.  Right now the Saints seem to be reaching another one of those peaks.  Having won nine...

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