The Conquistadors battled in both games on Wednesday but had trouble getting the offense going as they were swept by Seward by scores of 5-0 and 10-3.
Emily Stephenson pitched her best game of the year on Wednesday, as she threw 5.2 innings in game one and allowed just two runs through the first five innings. In the sixth inning, the Saints added three more runs to push it to five, and Natalie Segovia took over to collect one out on one pitch to end the sixth inning.
In the third and fourth inning, Stephenson just made one mistake pitch and the Saints took advantage hitting two solo home runs to take a 2-0 lead through five innings.
In the bottom of the sixth, Seward collected four hits including a double to score three runs and pushed their lead to 5-0 heading into the seventh inning. Dodge City then went down in order to lose game one, 5-0.
In game two, Jordyn McDaniel got the start and threw 2.0 innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits before head coach Howie Smith handed the game over to Brittany Kendall. Kendall threw 1.2 innings and allowed one run and then handed the ball to Segovia for the second time on the day. Segovia threw the final 2.1 innings and allowed two more runs.
Seward jumped out to an early lead in game two, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run home run, a double and a single. After adding one more in the second, two more in the third and one more in the fourth, most teams would have folded and taken the run-rule. The Conquistadors were not backing down from the challenge as they scored three runs in the top of the fifth on three straight hits from Brittney Gonzalez, Caley Best and Samantha Montano to cut the lead to 8-3.
Seward then responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the Conqs were able to hold off the game winning run. Neither team scored for the rest of the game as Dodge City lost game two, 10-3.
Dodge City is now 12-26 on the year and 5-15 in KJCCC play. They will be in action again on Saturday when they host Butler at Legends Park at 1 and 3 p.m.