Seward finishes season in area tournament

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After a rough start to the Class B Area 4 tournament, the Seward Legion team won two straight to stay alive in the postseason.

Seward opened play July 8 with a 10-6 loss to York. Seward took the lead 6-5 in the fourth inning, but York scored three in the sixth and two more in the seventh.

Ryley Hain was 2-4 for Seward. Conner Matzke, Hain and Hunter Towle combined to strike out 11 York batters.

Facing elimination in its second game, Seward defeated Aurora 8-0 July 9. Carter Ernesti was dominant on the mound, striking out 13 in five innings.

Kyle Peery was 3-4 for Seward. Kolton Loos, Conner Sveeggen and Henry Lewis had two hits each in Seward’s run-rule victory.

On July 10, Seward came from behind to defeat St. Paul 11-7. St. Paul held a 7-4 lead after the fourth inning.

Carl Taylor was 4-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Seward’s offense. Cale Gardiner drove in three runs, as well. Peery had three hits including a double, and Braiden Herring was 2-4 with two RBIs.

Sveeggen, Loos, Towle and Collin Nagel saw time on the mound in the win.

Seward played Central City July 11 and led 10-2 before Central City rallied to win 11-10. That ended Seward's season with a 17-8-2 record.

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