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Cougar softball sweeps Colby
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COLBY -- The Barton Cougars delivered 28 hits and solid pitching on a windy day for an 8-0 and 7-6 Jayhawk Conference softball sweep Saturday. Barton (18-14, 15-7) drops Colby to 17-19, 10-8 Jayhawk. Barton travels to Seward (16-14, 10-6 Jayhawk) Wednesday.

The Cougars scored in five of their six at-bat frames of the opener while getting a 2-hit, five strikeout performance from Brooklynn Angielski (7-6) for a six inning, run-rule victory.

The Cougars trailed 4-0 in the nightcap with reliever Alicia Goseland coming in for 5.2 innings of relief in keeping Colby off-balance buying time for Barton's offense to catch-up. Plating the tying runs in the third frame, the Cougars surged ahead in the sixth in holding on for its first sweep in Colby since the 2019 season.

Aly Lawrence and Cameron Pelzel led the Cougars' hitting as each went 5-of-8 and connecting on a game two double, Lawrence's two-bagger driving in Barton's first run with Pelzel proving a fifth inning two-run double tying the game up for the last time at 6-all.

Among the Cougars' hits, just one left the yard in the sustained 30mph and gusty winds as Chloe Enslinger belted her team leading sixth of the year on a three-run shot tying up game two in the third frame.

The lower half of the lineup came up big in the opener with ten combined hits, Pelzel and Lani Dryden leading with three hits each coming out of the No. 8 and 9 hole respectively.

Allyson McDougal, who would collect a hit in each of the games extending her consecutive games with a hit to 11 straight, got the Cougars on the board with a 2-out double in what would be all the runs Barton needed before driving in game two's game winner with her lone hit coming in the sixth.

Colby scored four runs in the first two innings.. Goseland held Colby to two runs.

Elina Bartlett batted .500 on the afternoon with two hits coming in each contest, her eighth double of the year coming in game two's fifth frame followed by Mikaila Herring's walk in scoring on Pelzel's game tying two RBI two-bagger.

Following Colby being sent down in order in the home half of the fifth, Leslie Ramos led off the Cougars' sixth with her program leading 26th badge of honor with Lawrence's third hit of the nightcap leading to McDougal's game winning single.

Barton 212 021 – 8 13 0

Colby 000 000 – 0 2 2

Angielski, and Ramos. Rauzi, Alexander-Sims (4) and Newmiller. W—Angielski, 7-6. L—Rauzi, 7-6. ​2B—BC—McDougal, Laci Dreyden. HR—BC—Herring.​

Barton 004 021 0 – 7 15 2

Colby 130 200 0 – 6 10 0

Bartlett, Goseland (2) and Ramos. Villalobos, Alexander-Sims (4), Proskow (5) and Funk. W—Goseland, 1-3. ​2B—BC Ramos, Lawrence, Bartrlett, Pelzel; C--Garrie. HR—BC—ENslinger; C—DeMoss, Newmiller.​


Butler 22-2 34-6

Hutchinson 20-2 33-7

Seward 14-6 20-14

Barton 15-9 18-16

Colby 12-8 19-19

Dodge City 9-15 9-25

Garden City 3-19 5-31

Pratt 2-18 6-30

NW Tech 1-19 1-35

4-10—Seward 11-13, Barton 8-3; Butler 8-10, Pratt 0-0; Hutchinson 10-16, Dodge City 2-1; Garden City 16-1, NW Tech 14-18

4-13—Garden City at Barton; Butler at Hutchinson; Colby at Pratt; Seward at NW Tech