Things went pretty much as anticipated for the Barton softball team Thursday afternoon at Cougar Fields.
Barton rolled to a pair of easy wins over the Sterling College JV. Barton won the opener 12-0 and finished things off with a 14-2 win for the sweep. The Cougars are now 12-3 on the young season with Jayhawk Conference play next on the docket for Barton.
Barton didn’t put the first game away until a 7-run fourth inning to take the 12-0 lead. Barton scored four times in the first but it wasn’t until the big fourth the Cougars got comfortable.
Kat Frakes and Kaci Isaacson had the only two extra base hits in the wins with doubles. Frakes and Payton Summers both had a pair of hits while Frakes, Payton Reynolds and Isaacson each drove in two.
Reynolds allowed just one hit in her four innings in the circle to pick up the win and improve to 6-0 on the season.
In the second game, it was an 8-run second that gave the Cougars a comfortable lead on the way to the easy win.
Frakes had two doubles in the contest as Barton’s only extra base hits. The freshman from Topeka had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored.
Second baseman Mickenzie Toler was 4-for-4 with three RBI. Summers and Isaacson each had two hits for the Cougars.
Frakes wasn’t as solid pitching, giving up three hits and both runs in her 2.1 innings of work. Amanda Evans and Braylin Bretz finished the remaining 2.2 innings without giving up a hit.
Now it’s on to the Jayhawk West where the Cougars will open with a pair of doubleheaders at home.
Pratt visits Cougar Fields Wednesday in a twinbill while Garden City comes to town Saturday for a pair. Both games will start at 2 pm.