Two days following an opening day sweep, the Barton Community College softball team recorded its second straight sweep defeating the Knights of North Platte Community College Thursday afternoon at Cougar Field. The Lady Cougars erased a 2-0 first inning deficit to begin the day winning 9-3 then took care of the Knights in five innings 8-1. Barton will look to continue the unbeaten streak on Saturday traveling to Iola, Kansas, in a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader at Allen Community College.
Bailey Hensley, Jenna Hosey, Kylie Everill were the big bats in game one as each had multi-hit games and drove in seven runs combined. Everill’s four RBIs led the way including three coming a deep center blast on her second home run of the season giving Barton a 6-3 fifth inning lead. Also getting her second homerun of the season, Bailey plated two on her deep left field blasts in the sixth inning pushing the lead out to 8-3. Erica Harper, batting in the three spot, got the seventh hit and the other two RBIs as the top four batters did all the damage for the young Lady Cougars.
Kylie Everill picked up her second straight win in relief, working the last 2.2 innings of no-hit ball while striking out four. Holly Posegate began the game in the circle lasting 4.1 innings surrendering three runs on seven hits and striking out four.
Spotting North Platte a single run to begin the game, Barton erupted for six runs in the home half of the second inning. Erica Harper, who would go 2-for-3 in the nightcap, delivered the big blow sending a one-strike pitch deep to centerfield plating three in capping the six run inning. Bailey Hensley scored on the homerun as the sophomore was the other Lady Cougar with multi-hit game including a fourth inning triple driving home one of her two runs in the game. Holly Posegate picked up her second homerun of the season leading off the third inning with a solo deep shot to left center.
Taylor Bugner went the full five innings to pick up her first win in the circle scattering five hits, one run, one walk, and striking out five.