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Cougar baseball shocks Cowley
Hank Orr HR
PHOTO CREDIT Barton Sports Information The Barton Cougars celebrate Hank Orr's home run against Cowley College.

Fresh off a 20-run output, the Barton Cougar baseball team kept the offensive momentum rolling with a 21-18 win over No. 15 Cowley College.

The Cougars (30-14) snapped a 4-game winning streak and dropped the Tigers to 30-13.

Benefitting behind a 30-mph gust blowing out to right center, the Cougars pounded out 16 hits including seven for extra bases with four leaving the yard. Barton scored in 6 of its 8-offensive innings, which included a 12 run third inning.

Jaron Cotton and Hank Orr combined for nine of Barton's 19 RBIs.

Cotton went 3 for 4 with five RBIs hitting a key three-run home run in the Cougars 12-run third inning for his seven-round tripper of the year, while adding a double and run producing single in the eighth.

Orr was 2 for 5 with a career high four RBIs, with a two-run single in the third inning and two-run fourth inning home run for his collegiate first building Barton's lead to a largest of 16-6 in the fourth. 8 of 9 Cougar starters had at least one hit and 6 of 9 players with multiple hits.

Kyler Horsman and Brock Howard had Barton's other two round trippers going back-to-back in the fifth inning.

Horsman launched his second fence clearer in as many games plating a pair in the three run fifth inning. The freshman went 2 for 5 from the plate with a double and three-RBIs before going to the mound to lock down his second save of the season tossing the final two scoreless innings with a walk and four strikeouts.

Howard finished 1 for 4 at the plate distributing his collegiate first fence clearer to conclude the three run fifth inning.

Extending his hitting streak to 14-straight, Owen Clyne turned in his 16th multi-hit game of the season with three hits, two runs and three runs batted in for his second straight 3-RBI game. Clyne added a double.

Owen BaileyCole Schieffer and Hunter Seier each added RBIs.

Scoring three runs and going 2 for 5 at the plate for his 27th multi-hit game, Robby Bolin extended his hitting streak to 13-straight games.

Seven pitchers were used by the Cougars. Preston Golden (4-0) was credited with the win going 0.2-innings of relief allowing five runs, four earned off four hits and a walk.

Jackson MacWilliams and Horsman combined to shutout the Tigers over the final three innings after Cowley drew within 19-18 after six innings. MacWilliams collected a pair of strikeouts to strand a leadoff single in his seventh inning of work before handing off to Horsman for the final two frames.

Cowley 014 157 000 – 18 26 2

Barton 20(12) 230 11x – 21 16 2

Horton, Fukuda (3), Moore (4), McComas (5), Duckhorn (6), Abbott (8) and Martin, Romero. Feezer, Kunz (4), Wahlstrom (5), Golden (5), Bedell (6), MacWilliams (7), Horsman (8) and Bailey. W—Golden, 4-0. L—Horton 0-1. SV—Horsman (2). 2B—BC—Clyne, Cotton, Horsman; C—Baldidge, McNealy, Campbell, Williams. HR—BC—Cotton, Horsman, Howard, Orr; C—Baldridge 2, Campbell 2, Alvord.


Hutchinson 22-4 37-10

Cloud 16-6 32-14

Butler 16-6 27-18

Barton 14-10 31-15

Dodge City 14-10 30-18

Seward 11-11 23-22 

Pratt 6-20 19-28

Colby 5-17 8-36 

Garden City 2-22 6-37 

4-18—Coffeyville 7-4, Barton 3-9; Dodge City 1-19, Garden City 0-5; Pratt 9-5, Colby 6-6

4-19—Butler 2-5, Seward 0-12; Hutchinson 4-4, Cloud 3-5; Dodge City 8-5, Garden City 3-12

4-20—Barton at Coffeyville; Colby at Pratt