Mason Hiser of the Barton Community College baseball team has been awarded the KJCCC Division I Co-Pitcher of the Week honor for his performance in week two of the 2016-17 season.
Hiser pitched a complete game last Saturday, scattering three hits and striking out six with no walks, in Barton's game two 8-1 victory at Rose State College. Silencing the Indian bats after pounding out twelve hits in game one, Hiser's lone run given up came on a fifth inning sacrifice fly as the Augusta sophomore right-hander picked up his first win of 2017 improving to 1-1.
The Cougars returned home on Sunday from its second trip into Oklahoma to begin the season, compiling a 5-2 start to the schedule. Barton recently added a mid-week trip to Bethany College, taking on the junior varsity squad today in a 4:00 p.m. nine inning contest. The Cougars will then get to play their first game of the season on the home turf of Lawson-Biggs Field in a four game set versus Western Nebraska Community College. The teams will play doubleheader each day, with Saturday's action beginning at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday's first pitch scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
Hiser shares the week two honor with sophomore southpaw Stuart Baruth of Johnson County Community College. Baruth picked up a save and a win in his two relief outings last week pitching the final two innings in an 11-5 win over Ellsworth in not allowing a hit or a run and struck out five. Two days later in a 14-10 win over Ellsworth, Baruth pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just two singles with five strikeouts and was the winning pitcher.