After a disappointing split for the Barton softball team to open the Jayhawk West schedule, it was business as usual for Barton Saturday at Cougar Fields.
Barton swept Garden City in a West doubleheader, winning easily, 15-0 and 12-4. Barton is now 3-1 in the West and 15-4 overall. Garden City fell to 10-12 overall and now 0-2 after the opening games of conference play for the Broncbusters.
The Cougars wasted little time in the opener taking control, scoring six runs in the first. Barton added eight more in the fourth in the run-rule five inning win.
That was more than enough as Peyton Reynolds threw a no-hitter for the Cougars.
Barton pounded out 14 hits, including 12 singles. The only extra base hits for the Cougars were a home run by Andreana Reynolds and a triple by Maddison Schofield. Reynolds home run was a 3-run shot in the fourth.
Schofield finished with four hits, drove in three and scored twice.
Peyton Reynolds struck out six and allowed just a walk in her no-hitter.
Barton took control early in the nightcap as well, putting six on the board in the second inning.
This time the long ball was prevalent as the Cougars hit four home runs. Schofield hit a 2-run homer as did Jayden Gonzales in the second inning. Peyton Summers hit a solo shot in the inning as Barton built a 7-0 lead.
Garden cut the lead to 7-3 when the Cougar bats went back to work in the fifth. Peyton Reynolds started this off with a 2-out solo home run as the Cougars scored three times with two outs to take a 10-3 lead.
Barton added two more in the bottom of the sixth, ending the game by run-rule on a Leilani Medina single that scored Summers.
Kaci Isaacson had three hits and scored twice in the win for Barton. Gonzales and Schofield each drove in three. Barton had 16 hits.
Amanda Evans picked up the win, going 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits.
The Cougars will travel to Cowley Tuesday for a non-conference doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.