The Barton Community College softball team completed their two day trip into Oklahoma on Thursday sweeping a pair of games against the junior varsity squad of Oklahoma Wesleyan University 12-3 and 10-0. Barton improves to 10-1 on the early season and will take the weekend off from competition before a short trip to Lindsborg on Tuesday against Bethany College JV.
The Cougars scored in all but one of the six innings played in the opener putting the game away with seven combined runs in the final two innings. Barton pounded out sixteen hits led by the 4-for-4 performance of Maddison Schofield at the top of the lineup. The freshman from Perth, Australia, also drove in four runs in the contest including a two-run homerun in the sixth inning for her second of the season. Jayden Gonzales, Brittany Wood, and Jenna Hosey also had a multi-hit game while Holly Posegate commanded the circle improving to 5-0 on the season scattering three hits with six strikeouts against only one walk.
The scoring continued into the second game of the doubleheader as the Cougars put runs on the board in all but the last of the five innings played. Schofield completed her perfect day with a 2-for-2 performance being joined by Wood and Payton Summers in the multi-hit club. Wood got the first of her two hits with a two RBI triple to headline the three run first inning then belted her nation's fourth best seventh homerun following Gonzales' fourth dinger of the season as the duo went back-to-back for the second time. Madison Didion struck out eight Eagles taking her season total to a twelfth best mark in the nation with forty-seven as the freshman improved to 5-1 with the four inning two-hitter.