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Baseball Cougars Drop Both Ends of Doubleheader at KCK

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BartonSports.com) – The Barton Community College baseball team dropped both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader at Kansas City Kansas Community College 9-5 and 9-3 at the KCKCC Baseball Complex.

Dropping the three-game weekend set, the Cougars fall to 6-4 overall while the Blue Devils improved to 8-2 on the season.

Barton will return home to open a seven game homestand beginning Tuesday afternoon with a 2:00 p.m. doubleheader against the junior varsity squad of Kansas Wesleyan University before hosting a three-game weekend set against North Iowa Area Community College set for Friday and Saturday.

Game 1 Recap (L 9-5)

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Piecing a two-out rally together in the top of the first, Owen Clyne‘s two-run triple and Kyler Horsman‘s RBI single gifted Barton a 3-0 lead.

Holding a 3-2 lead through three innings, Barton stretched the lead back to three runs in the top of the fourth as Cooper Tabor strung the first of three straight two-out singles setting up RBIs by Robby Bolin and Grant Nottlemann making it 5-2.

The tide shifted in the home fifth as a trio of walks, three hit-by-pitches and three errors accounted for a six run KCK inning and 8-5 deficit.

Bradley Feezer (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season going 3.0-innings and allowed one hit, six-runs, two earned with a walk and three strikeouts.

Reece Hemmerling worked the final 3.0-innings in relief yielding two hits, three runs, one earned, two walks and two punchouts.

Game 2 Recap (L 9-3)

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Trailing 2-0, Barton benefitted behind the long ball as a third inning Bolin solo shot and fifth inning Jaron Cotton big fly knotted things at 2-apiece.

The Blue Devils answered the call in the home fifth as a one-out single and two-out two-run home run pushed KCK in front for good 4-2.

The Cougars clawed within one in the sixth as a leadoff Cole Schieffer walk came across on a double-play before the second Blue Devils long ball producing three runs pushed the margin to 7-3 with another two runs crossing in the eighth preventing any Barton comeback.

Starter, Aidan Sowers notched a no-decision working 4.0-innings scattering six hits, two runs, one earned while walking four and striking out a trio of Blue Devils.

Austin Young (0-1) suffered the loss in relief going 2.0-innings surrendering five runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout.

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