PCC baseball splits with Seward CC to open conference play

PCC baseball splits with Seward CC to open conference play

Through the cold and the wind Pratt Community College baseball hosted Seward County Community College in a four game series that stretched across several days. The Beavers split the series with Seward two games apiece to open conference play.

Seward struck first in game one on March 12. Seward's Montana Newell singled to left field bringing in Errett Edwards from third and a bases loaded walk gave Seward a 0-2 lead in the third inning. They added another run in the sixth for a 0-3 lead.

The Blue and White came alive in the bottom of the sixth. Daniel Johnson led off with a single to center and Darien Aldridge reached first off of an error on the next at bat. Michael Davis drove in Johnson and moved Aldridge to third with a double to left field. Anthony Romer grounded out the next at bat, but managed to bring in Aldridge from third. Davis scored thanks to a single by Ben Van Diest to tie the game at 3-3 heading into the seventh inning.

Seward broke the tie and took game one with a double by Cody Stineman in the top of the seventh to bring in Addison Kaasch. PCC falls 3-4 in game one. The Beavers were led at the plate in game one by Michael Davis. Davis had two hits, a run and an RBI in three at bats for the Blue and White.

The bats came alive in the second game of the series for both teams. PCC falls in the high offense game 11-14. Pratt was led at the plate by Reece Garvie. Garvie had three hits, two RBIs, and a run in four at bats in the game. Seward's Brian Tims led all batters at the plate with five hits, six RBIs and a run in six at bats.

Due to weather and rescheduling, both teams had to wait until March 15 to finish up the series. As the weather warmed, so did the play of Pratt. The Beavers scored early in game three and the defense held firm to edge Seward 4-3. Garvie led the Blue and White from the plate with a hit, a run and an RBI in three at bats. Hayden Wheeler gets the win on the mound for Pratt with six innings pitched and four strikeouts. Jacob Compton came in for the save with two strike outs in the game three win.

Game four was all PCC. The Beavers got up 4-2 going into the third. Seward answered in the fourth with two runs to take the lead at 4-5. With two runners on in the bottom of the fourth Davis stepped to the plate for the Blue and White. He swung and hit a bomb over the left field fence for a three run home run. An insurance run in the fifth and late game defense allowed Pratt to take the game four win 8-5.

Davis was key to the offense for the Blue and White in game four. He finished with three RBIs on two hits with a run in four at bats in the game. Jared Jones got the win from the mound for the Beavers. He threw five innings and struck out five of the 26 batters he faced.

PCC baseball continues conference play on the road with a four game series against Colby Community College on March 18 and 19. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.