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KANNAPOLIS — The Barton College baseball team was the victim of a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday as Queens University, a first-year program, plated the winning run on a fielding error of the bat of Anthony Orta, scoring Nick Melton en route to a 6-5 victory at Intimidators Stadium.
Barton (19-12) led 2-1 entering the sixth, but Queens (6-18) of the South Atlantic Conference struck for four runs in the bottom half. Tanner Jacobson, the winning pitcher in relief, lashed an RBI-single that scored Ryan Dudney. On the same play, the Royals’ Noah Jones came across on a throwing error.
The Bulldogs were guilty of three errors, with two miscues at the shortstop position leading to runs — including the walk-off.
Barton outhit Queens 12-11, including a 4-for-6 showing from freshman Jacob Marcos. But with one out in the top of the ninth and runners on first and second, Marcos lined into a double play at shortstop to turn the Bulldogs away.
Sophomore Colby Warren took the loss in relief, tossing 1 2/3 innings and not allowing a hit. He struck out four and walked two. Queens manufactured the winning run on a walk and a sacrifice bunt. After the Bulldogs issued an intentional walk, Warren got Jacobson to strike out swinging. However, on the first pitch to Orta, the ball was mishandled at short, allowing Nick Melton to score.
Warren, Troy Maslowski and Almond each had two hits for Barton.
Maslowski, a senior, doubled home a run in the first.
Barton begins a three-game Conference Carolinas series with King University on Friday at Nixon Field.
Score by innings:
Barton 200 000 210 — 5
Queens 000 104 001 — 6
WP-Tanner Jacobson (1-0) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO. LP-Colby Warren (1-4) 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Jacob Marcos 4-6, Troy Maslowski 2-5, 2B, RBI, Colby Warren 2-5, RBI, Noah Almond 2-4, RBI; Queens: Noah Jones 3-5, Tanner Jacobson 2-5, RBI, Nick Brassington 2-4, RBI.
Lady Bulldogs 3rd at Coker Spring Invite
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — Led by juniors Nikki Norlin and Clare McMahon, the Barton College women’s golf team finished in a third-place tie Tuesday at the Coker Spring Invitational, hosted by Hartsville Country Club.
The Lady Bulldogs fired a team score of 630 on the par-72, 5,828-yard layout to finish deadlocked for third with Columbus State. Anderson won the event with a 616, three clear of host and fellow South Atlantic Conference member Coker. Barton’s score was tops among the seven Conference Carolinas schools in the field, as the Lady Bulldogs bested Belmont Abbey, Converse, Erskine, Southern Wesleyan, King and North Greenville.
Norlin and McMahon each finished 11th overall with a 12-over 156. Seniors Kelsey Woodall (27th, 161) and Sydney Turner (30th, 162) rounded out Barton’s performers in the top 30.
The Lady Bulldogs will next take part in the 2019 Conference Carolinas Championship on Sunday, April 7 at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell, Georgia. The three-round event runs through April 9.
Bulldogs sweep aside Chowan
MURFEESBORO — Both Barton College tennis teams turned in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas victories on the road Tuesday afternoon with victories at Chowan University.
The men’s team was the beneficiary of two defaults in a slim 4-3 victory, while the women left little doubt in improving to 2-0 in conference play with a brisk 6-1 victory.
The Bulldogs (6-7, 1-1) captured the doubles point, getting a win from the sophomore combo of Diego Agudelo-Oscar Marmestedt at No. 1 doubles. That assured Barton of the opening point, as freshman James Kelly and sophomore Alessandro Gerbino won at No. 3 by default.
In singles, Agudelo dispatched Chowan’s Mariano Yeh in straight sets at No. 1, and Kelly got a 6-1, 6-3 win over Rafael D’Atri at the No. 5 position. Hugh Ryder, a sophomore, prevailed at No. 6 singles by default for Barton’s fourth point.
The Lady Bulldogs climbed to 9-4 overall after seizing the doubles point and winning five of the six singles matches.
Junior Marissa Stevenson at No. 2, senior Vanessa Sanoja at No. 3, freshman Isabella Caballero at No. 3, sophomore Ada Vargas at No. 4 all won their singles matches for the Lady Bulldogs. Claudia Capellades, at No. 6, secured a default victory.
Both teams continue conference play at Southern Wesleyan on Friday.
BARTON 4, CHOWAN 3
Diego Agudelo-Oscar Marmsestedt (BC) def.Mariano Yeh-Edmond Aynedjian 7-5; Adi Kaliakperov-Louis Proulx (CH) def. Rory Gaydon-Hugh Ryder 6-3; Alessandro Gerbino-James Kelly (BC) by default.
Diego Agudelo (BC) def. Mariano Yeh 6-3, 6-3; Edmond Aynedijan (CHO) def. Rory Gaydon 6-3, 6-1; Adi Kaliakperov (CHO) def. Oscar Marmestedt 7-5, 1-6, 6-2; Louis Proulx (CHO) def. Alessandro Gerbino 6-4, 6-4; James Kelly (BC) def. Rafael D’Atri 6-1, 6-3; Hugh Ryder (BC) by default.
BARTON 6, CHOWAN 1
Cynthia Carrier-Arina Karbolina (CHO) def. Daria Avram-Ada Vargas 7-6(6); Marissa Stevenson-Vanessa Sanoja (BC) def. Julieta Lecce-Angelique Gouin 6-3; Isabella Caballero-Claudia Capellades (BC) by default.
Cynthia Carrier (CHO) def. Daria Avram 6-4, 6-2; Marissa Stevenson (BC) def. Arina Karbolina 6-0, 6-0; Vanessa Sanoja (BC) def. Julieta Lecce 6-2, 6-3; Isabella Caballero (BC) def. Angelique Gouin 6-2, 6-2; Ada Vargas (BC) def. Clarie Revelle 6-0, 6-1; Claudia Capellades (BC) by default.