EL RENO, Okla — The bats were in high gear for the Barton baseball team Friday afternoon as the Cougars traveled into Oklahoma for a pair of games.
The Cougars scored 24 runs in the twinbill, leaving El Reno with a pair of wins and winning streak that has now reached seven games.
Barton won the opener at Redlands, 13-3, and finished off the sweep with an 11-4 win. Barton is now 10-3 on the season.
Josh Hendrickson did show he could be scored on, however, giving up three runs while inproving to 3-0 in the opening game. The 6-4 left-hander had a streak of 12 scoreless inning broken in the first inning when he gave up a 2-out double that broke that streak.
Hendrickson would go all five innings in the shortened run-rule game, strkinig out seven and giving up six hits including two solo homers.
At the plate, Barton didn’t waste any time taking control of the contest. The Cougars plated four runs in the top of the first inning as Dawson Pomeroy, Kaden Fowler, and Brett Bonar all hit solo home runs.
Barton closed out the win with five more in the fifth for the run-rule. Pomeroy ended the game four RBI on two hits and Fowler three RBI on three hits to pace the offense.
Barton once again jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning of the second game, scoring five times on the way to the 11-4 win.
The big-blow in that inning was a 3-run home run from Trenton Ferguson. Ferguson would finish 4-for-4 at the plate with four RBI.
Barton led just 5-3 in the fourth when the Cougars scored five more times to take the suspense out of the game.
Bonar also finished with four hits and added three RBI. Fowler had three hits and scored three runs while Brady Michel drove in two on two hits.
Jarrett Seaton picked up the win in relief, throwing three innings and allowing just one unearned run for his second straight win.
Barton will host host Dodge City Thursday to open Jayhawk West play then travel to Dodge City for two more on Saturday.
Barton 13, Redland 3
Barton 413 05 – 13 10 0
Redland 110 10 – 3 6 3
Henrickson and Bonar; Pape, Nance (2), Lee (3) and Oyervides. W – Hendrickson (3-0). L – Pape. 2B – Claassen, Pomeroy, Barton; Oyervides, Redlands. 3B – Fowler, Barton. HR – Fowler, Bonar, Pomeroy, Barton; Oyervides, Dahlenburg, Redlands.
Barton 11, Redland 4
Barton 500 510 0 – 11 18 4
Redland 102 100 0 – 4 6 1
Repp, Seaton (4), Curry (1) and Bonar; McSawin, Stevens (4), Jones (6), Hildner (7) and Oyervides, Martin (6). W – Seaton (2-2). L – Stevens. 2B – Michel, Bonar 2, Pomeroy, Barton; De Leon, Redlands. HR – Ferguson, Barton.