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The Barton College baseball team captured its first Conference Carolinas series of the season Sunday afternoon, using an unearned run from Jojo Allen in the bottom of the seventh to provide the difference in a 7-6 victory over Chowan University at Nixon Field.
The result enabled the Bulldogs (14-8, 3-3 CC) to win the three-game series after splitting a doubleheader Saturday. Chowan fell to 7-4-1, 3-2 against conference opposition.
Trailing 6-4 in the series finale, Barton scratched out the nine-inning victory with two runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh. Troy Maslowski’s sacrifice fly in the sixth to center field scored Shawn Harrison, while Hunter Pearre coaxed out a bases-loaded walk to tie it.
Facing a 1-2 count in the seventh, a ball off the bat of Noah Almond found the Chowan left fielder, whose two-out fielding error allowed Allen, who doubled, to score.
Chowan put two runners on in the ninth against Bartonn reliever Frederick May, but May, who allowed two hits over the final four innings, recorded a strikeout to end it and record his first win of 2019.
Barton outhit Chowan 13-8 and overcame three errors. Jack Kane took the loss for Chowan.
In Saturday’s opener, both teams utilized big innings in securing the split. Barton utilized a 10-run sixth inning to record a 17-3 win, while Chowan was fueled by a seven-run second inning in winning the second contest, 10-5.
Jacob Marcos was 4 for 5 with a double and a run batted in for Barton in Saturday’s opener, while Troy Maslowski was 3 for 5 with a double. Barton’s 10-run sixth was highlighted by Allen’s grand slam to left field.
Colby Shimmer tossed seven strong innings for Barton, allowing four hits without a run. He struck out nine and walked one. Josh Vincent was tagged with the loss for Chowan.
In Saturday’s second contest, Chowan’s big inning was highlighted by a solo homer by Jack Kame and a two-run shot from Brock Cross. Barton’s Colby Warren had a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the second as part of a four-run response for the Bulldogs.
However, Barton threatened no further in the seven-inning contest.
Vinny Puma tossed four innings of scoreless relief for the Hawks to get the victory.
Barton steps out of conference Tuesday to visit Winston-Salem State.
Score by innings:
Chowan 200 004 000 — 6
Barton 004 002 10x — 7
WP-Frederick May (1-0) 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO. LP-Jack Kane (1-1) 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1BB, 0 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Jacob Marcos 2-5, Troy Maslowski 2-4, Jojo Allen 2-4, 2B, RBI, Noah Almond 2-4, 2 R, Shawn Harrison 2-3; Chowan: Nick Rose 2-5.
SATURDAY GAME 2
Score by innings:
Chowan 171 010 0 — 10
Barton 140 000 0 — 5
WP-Vinny Puma (1-0) 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO. LP-Connor Patterson (0-1) 1 2/3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Colby Warren 2-3, 3B, RBI; Jacob Marcos 1-3, 2B, RBI; Chowan: Trenton Lee 2-3, RBI, Marquise Lanier 2-4, 2 RBI, Harley Davidson 2-3; Brock Cross 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, Jack Kane 1-3, HR, RBI.
SATURDAY GAME 1
Score by innings:
Chowan 000 000 012 — 3
Barton 001 41(10) 01x — 17
WP-Colby Shimmel (2-1) 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO. LP-Josh Vincent (2-1) 4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Jacob Marcos 4-5, 2B, RBI, Troy Maslowski: 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, Jojo Allen 1-4, HR, RBI; Chowan: Nick Rose 2-5, 2 RBI, Trenton Lee 2-3.
Barton sweeps aside Edinboro
Both Barton College tennis teams enjoyed a successful Saturday of nonconference play with victories over Edinboro University.
The Bulldogs dropped one match in singles and doubles to record a 5-2 victory, while the Lady Bulldogs were the beneficiary of two defaults in collecting a 7-0 conquest at Barton Tennis Complex.
Coached by Lee Underwood, Barton men’s squad snapped a two-match losing streak to move to 2-5, while the Lady Bulldogs won their second straight match to improve to 5-3.
The men’s match saw the Bulldogs get wins from Diego Agudelo, Rory Gaydon, Oscar Marmestedt, James Kelly and Hugh Ryder. In doubles play, Barton moved ahead in securing the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles. Agudelo-Marmestedt and Gayton-Kelly won at the top two spots, respectively.
In the women’s match, the Lady Bulldogs swept singles. Daria Avram, Marissa Stevenson, Vanessa Sanoja, Grace McCartney, Whitney Hamilton and Claudia Capellades all prevailed. Capellades picked up a default win at No. 6.
In doubles, Avram-Stevenson, Sanoja-Vargas and Caballero-Capellades all prevailed to give the Lady Bulldogs the doubles point against Edinboro, a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Both teams are home to face Shaw University on Monday.
BARTON 6, EDINBORO 1
Diego Agudelo (BC) def. Mateus Santos 6-2, 6-4; Rory Gaydon (BC) def. Tommy Hsu 6-3, 6-3; Oscar Marmestedt (BC) def. Nils Plutat 3-6, 6-0, 6-1; Mauricio Santos (EUP) def. Alessandro Gerbino 7-6, 6-3, 11-9; James Kelly (BC) def. Kevin Mboko 7-5, 5-7, 6-4; Hugh Ryder (BC) def. Juliu Schulte 7-6, 6-2.
Agudelo-Marmestedt (BC) def. Schulte-Mboko 6-3; Gayton-Kelly (BC) def. Hsu-Plutat 7-6; Santos-Santos (EUP) def. Gerbino-Ryder 6-0.
BARTON 7, EDINBORO 0
Daria Avram (BC) def. Laura Lopez 6-2, 6-3; Marissa Stevenson (BC) def. Tatiana B. Trabal 6-2, 5-0, ret.; Vanessa Sanoja (BC) def. Jelena Vucenovic 6-2, 6-0; Grace McCartney (BC) def. Hannah Brentar 6-0, 6-0; Whitney Hamilton (BC) def. Paige Morris 6-0, 6-1; Claudia Capellades (BC) by default.
Avram-Stevenson (BC) def. Trabal-Vucenovic 6-4; Sanoja-Vargas (BC) def. Lopez-Brentar 6-2; Caballero-Capellades (BC) by default.