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Barton's bats break out against McPherson
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Barton Sports Information Photo Barton Cougar Nathan Bowman (15) from Bucklin delivers a pitch.

MCPHERSON –The Barton Cougars baseball team dominated the McPherson junior varsity 24-7 and 5-0 in Tuesday’s twin bill.

Building up a 17-0 lead through an inning and half, the Cougars cruised to a 24-7 win in the opener with nine different players manufacturing an RBI. Going for the sweep, four different pitchers limited the Bulldogs to just three hits in the nightcap helping Barton to its fourth shutout of the season and 5-0 victory.

Barton (28-11, 13-7 Jayhawk) plays at Cloud County (26-12, 12-4 Jayhawk) Thursday.

COUGARS 24, MCPHERSON 7 (G1) – Cesar Gomez led the Cougars, 4 for 6 with a double and four RBIs. Gomez hit a two-run single in a nine run second inning. He added a two-RBI double in a three-run third inning.

Robby Bolin went a perfect 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two-run double in the first inning.

Cole Schieffer produced two of Barton's six doubles finishing 2 for 5 with two-RBIs as Jaron Cotton concluded the two hit performances going 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Barrett Donaldson drove in a pair with Hunter Seier closing out the multi-RBI outings coming off the bench to plate two runs.Also providing to Barton's 18 RBIs were Owen ClyneAyden HadleyOwen Bailey and collegiate first for Logan Erway.

Barton out-hit McPherson 17-7.

Anthony Treto (3-1) was the winning pitcher, working a season high 4.2-innings in the start. Treto allowed four hits and six runs while striking out six and walking two. Calvin Urish tossed the final 2.1-innings permitting a run on three hits with a walk and career high three strikeouts.

COUGARS 5, MCPHERSON 0 (G2) – Gomez carried the momentum over producing two of the three RBIs for the Cougars in Game 2 and led a trio with multi-hits.

Hadley and Bolin had two hits each. Hadley drove in the other lone RBI finishing 2 for 4 with Bolin going 2 for 3 with a double to conclude his day 5 for 6 between the twin bill.

The Cougars used four pitchers in the game. Starter Nathan Bowman (1-1) yielding one hit and struck out one in his two innings. Cade Kunz went two scoreless allowing a hit and tying his career high three strikeouts. Jackson MacWilliams sustained the string of two-shutout frames permitting a hit, walk and fanning a pair of Bulldogs. Jordan Bedell preserved the shutout working a clean seventh with a strikeout.

Barton 893 002 2 — 24 17 3

McPherson 010 051 0 — 7 7 5

Treto, Urish (5) and Hadley. Noland, Munnis (2), Dunn (4), Montalvo (7) and Lott. W—Treto 3-1. L—Noland, 0-1. 2B—BC—Schieffer 2, Bolin, Clyne, Gomez, Bailey. M—Storts.

Barton 002 000 3 — 5 9 0

McPherson 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Bowman, Kunz (3), MacWilliams (6), Bedell (7) and Bailey. Cornelius, Moncada (3), Lyons (5) and Campos. W—Kunz. L—Moncada, 0-2. 2B—BC—Bolin; M—Markham.


Hutchinson 19-3 34-8

Cloud 14-4 28-12

Butler 13-5 24-16

Dodge City 11-7 26-14

Barton 13-9 28-13

Seward 7-10 19-21 

Pratt 5-17 18-25

Colby 4-16 6-32 

Garden City 1-16 5-33 

4-11—Cloud 7-7, Barton 0-2; Hutchinson 2-14, Dodge City 1-2; Seward 17, Garden City 2; Butler 13-6, Pratt 6-10

4-12—Colby at Kansas City

 4-13—Cloud at Barton; Dodge City at Hutchinson; Seward at Garden City; Colby at Kansas City; Pratt at Butler