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Cougar baseball advances to Wichita
Barton baseball

FORT SCOTT – The Barton Community College baseball team dominated Fort Scott 18-7 for a 2-game sweep in the Region 6 Baseball Tournament.

The Cougars (39-19) will ride a 6-game winning streak against Jayhawk West champion Hutchinson (46-11) at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wichita State’s Eck Stadium. The Dragons beat the Cougars 7-2, 12-10 and 17-3 and Barton salvaged a 10-9 victory over Hutchinson.

BARTON 17, FORT SCOTT 8 (G2) — Barton broke the game open with a 9-run fourth inning. Cole Schieffer stayed red hot with a homer, double and four runs batted in.

Leadoff batter Robby Bolin drove in three runs and scored twice. Jaron Cotton and Ayden Hadley, who homered, each drove in two runs. Kyler Horsman, Cesar Gomez and Hank Orr drove in runs.

Reliever Bradley Feezer (4-3) pitched 12/3 innings to earn the victory.

The Cougars scored 15 or more runs for the 10th time this season, while putting up runs in four of the seven innings, outhitting Fort Scott for the second straight day 13-9. Barton took advantage of four Fort Scott miscues, eight walks and three hit-by-pitches. 

Jetting out to a 3-0 lead in the second, the first Greyhound error ensuing Grant Nottlemann's leadoff single and a wild pitch formed Cesar Gomez sacrifice-fly with back-to-back Schieffer and Bolin run producing doubles with two-outs capped the three-run inning.

Hadley's reaching on a Fort Scott error in the third brought in Owen Clyne's leadoff walk increasing the Cougar advantage to 4-0.

After Fort Scott closed within 4-3 in the third with a Barton error prolonging the inning creating a two-run double and run producing groundout, the Cougars answered in a big way in the fourth sending 14 to the plate and scoring nine runs stretching the lead to 13-3.

Schieffer delivered the first blow in the fourth just two batters in blasting his third-round tripper of the season scoring Hank Orr's leadoff double. Tacking on seven more runs behind a passed ball, pair of RBI Kyler Horsman and Hadley singles, two bases loaded walks by Orr and Bolin mixed between another Fort Scott miscue scoring one and ninth run crossing on Cotton's sacrifice fly.

The offensive production continued for Barton batting around in the fifth while adding five more runs. Hadley increased the lead by two with his second fence clearer of the season following Nottlemann's one-out single. Taking advantage of an Orr plunking and Schieffer walk, Bolin delivered his third RBI with his second double of the game followed by Cotton's two-run single scoring a pair to make it 18-3.

The Greyhounds tacked on four runs. Reliever Jackson MacWilliams recorded the final out with the bases loaded. 

BARTON 12, FORT SCOTT 0 (G1) — Barton shut out Fort Scott 1-0 in Thursday's opener.

Pitcher Reece Hemmerling tossed all seven innings for his fourth complete game shutout of the season and eighth win of the year while Robby Bolin and Ayden Hadley drove in three runs each as the Cougars defeated Fort Scott 12-0 in seven-innings in Game 1.

Scoreless over the first inning, the first of two Greyhound errors on the day broke the scoring open with Wyatt Yetter reaching on a two-base error scoring Kyler Horsman's first of three hits on the afternoon to jumpstart the second. Hadley grew Barton's advantage to 2-0 on the next pitch delivering an RBI single for the first of his two-hit afternoon.

The Cougars' lead stretched to 4-0 just three batters into the top of the third with Horsman's fourth fence clearer of the season trotting home Owen Clyne's one-out single.

Cole Schieffer's lone hit to leadoff the fourth led to another Barton insurance run scoring on Bolin's groundout for a 5-0 lead.

Following Hemmerling's third straight 1-2-3 inning, Bolin's sacrifice fly in the sixth made it 6-0 driving home Cesar Gomez leadoff single.

Escaping the Greyhounds threat in the bottom of the sixth with runners on the corners and two outs, the Barton offense remained dialed in at the plate adding six runs in the seventh. Hadley's two-RBI single brought in Horsman's one-out single and Grant Nottlemann's double while Bolin's bases loaded hit-by-pitch and Cotton's drawn walk brought in runs with Fort Scott's second error of the game adding two more for a 12-0 advantage.

Heading back out for the seventh, Hemmerling secured the complete game shutout needing just four pitches getting a fly-out, groundout and pop-up. Going the distance for the fifth time this season, the sophomore ace yielded just three hits, walked two and struck out five in improving to 8-4 on the season.

Five Cougars turned in multi-hit performances led by the three-hit outings of Horsman, Nottlemann and Gomez while Clyne and Hadley added two-hits apiece in helping Barton outhit the Greyhounds 15-3.

Barton 022 101 6 — 12 15 0 

Fort Scott 000 000 0 — 0 3 2

Hemmerling and Nottlemann. Brummund, Nelson (4), Foley (6), Ryan (6), Tapia (6) and Galusky. W—Hemmerling, 8-4. 2B—BC—Nottlemann, Schieffer; FS—Rush. HR—BC—Horsman.

Barton 031 950 0 — 18 13 2

Fort Scott 003 020 2 — 7 9 4

Sowers, Feezer (4), Treto (6), MacWilliams (7) and Nottlemann. Crittenden, Rodenberg (4), Fowler (4), Smith (5) and Galusky. W—Feezer, 4-3. L—. 2B—BC—Bolin 2, Orr 2, Schieffer; FS—Slott, Shigematsu. HR—BC—Schieffer, Hadley; FS—Dobrinski, Rush.


Cowley 14, Colby 4; Cowley 13, Cowley 2

Dodge City 6, Coffeyville 5; Coffeyville 5, Dodge City 3; Dodge City 12, Coffeyville 11

Hutchinson 10, Labette 0; Hutchinson 23, Labette 0

Barton 12, Fort Scott 0; Barton 18, Fort Scott 7

Johnson County 8, Pratt 5; Johnson 9, Pratt 2

Butler 10, Neosho 0; Butler 3, Neosho 2

Kansas City 21, Seward 0; Kansas City 13, Seward 3

Allen 4, Cloud 1; Cloud 13, Allen 3; Cloud 15, Allen 8


10 a.m.—Cowley 41-16 vs. Dodge City 38-21

1 p.m.—Hutchinson 46-11 vs. Barton 39-19

4 p.m.—Johnson County 47-10 vs. Butler 32-25

7 p.m.—Kansas City 46-10 vs. Cloud 40-19