The Barton Community College baseball team came from behind on Wednesday in Hillsboro, scoring six late runs to win 7-4 over the junior varsity squad of Tabor College.
The Cougars trailed 3-0 into the fifth inning before getting a single run, then tacked on three in both the seventh and eighth innings to get the non-conference win to improve to 20-15-1 on the season while Tabor drops to 1-2.
Three Cougars drove in two runs on the day, led by Trevor Turner’s 3-for-4 performance.
Kyle Cromwell returned from injury, coming off the bench to go 2-for-2, including leading off the Barton three-run seventh with a double to center and a single in the Cougars’ three-run eighth.
Pete Ruiz picked up his first collegiate victory, pitching one inning and striking out 2 of the four batters he face.
Alexander Evans worked the ninth, striking out three of the four batters he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season.
The Cougars will return to conference action this Saturday against Dodge City for a weekend series in Dodge City. First pitch for each day’s doubleheader scheduled for 1 p.m.