DODGE CITY — The day started promising for the Barton Community College softball team as it took Game 1 of a doubleheader 10-2 over Dodge City. The problem for the Cougars, there was a second game to be played and they suffered a 15-3 beating by the Conquistadors.
With the split Barton moves to 6-4 on season, while Dodge City stands at 7-8.
Barton returns to the diamond on Saturday as they host Garden City Community College for a doubleheader, starting at 1 p.m. at Cougar Field.
The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning with two-outs behind Emilia Davies single and Darby Grizzard two-run double.
After Dodge City scored one in the home half of the second, the Cougars went to the long ball to balloon the lead to six. Morgan Rohrbouck and Davies went back-to-back then Shelby Plank delivered a two-run shot to score Grizzard and give Barton a 7-1 lead after the third.
Dodge added one in the fourth to cut the lead to five where it would stand until the seventh inning. Rohrbouck, a freshman from Loveland, Colo., connected on her second home run of the game, scoring Great Bend native Jordan Haney. Plank completed the Barton scoring driving home Grizzard on an RBI double.
Alex Dunlavy picked up the win for Barton, improving to 4-0 on the season in five appearances.
Game two was all Dodge City as the Conquistadors scored four in the second then plated ten in the third and another in the fourth to build a 15-0 lead.
Haney, who took the loss on the mound to drop her record to 2-2 on the season, drove in all three runs for Barton in the fifth inning, launching her first home run as a Cougars player, a three-run shot, driving in Grizzard and Caitlyn Larson.