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The Barton College baseball team departed the second weekend of the 2019 season with a .500 record after a doubleheader split with Nyack College on Sunday afternoon at Nixon Field.
The Bulldogs swept Saturday’s doubleheader.
After claiming the first game of the twinbill, 4-3, on a solo homer to left field off the bat of senior catcher Juan Martinez in the fourth inning, the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome a four-run outburst in the first inning from Nyack in the finale, dropping the second contest 4-3.
Barton (4-4) of Conference Carolinas was touched for a pair of two-run singles in the first inning from David Gauthier and Matthew Johnson. Two of the four runs were earned off of Barton starter Colby Warren, who took the loss after six innings of work.Warren struck out five and walked one, allowing seven hits.
Both teams had seven hits, and the Bulldogs attempted a fifth-inning rally. Hunter Pearre laced a two-run double to left field and Troy Maslowski’s sacrifice fly to right allowed centerfielder Jacob Marcos to score.
But in the seven-inning game, Barton could threaten no further. The Bulldogs had the tying run on in the sixth and seventh innings, but in the seventh inning, Trevor Edior was picked off of first to end it.
Seth Crummer picked up the win for Nyack (1-3), working four innings and allowing five hits. David De Genaro worked a three-inning save, allowing two hits.
In the opener, Martinez’s homer in the bottom of the fourth countered a two-run shot from Nyack’s Yoni Rodriguez that had tied matters. Warren and Shawn Harrison had two hits for Barton in the opener. Pearre and Warren each doubled in the first to stake the Bulldogs to the early 2-0 lead. In the second, Marcos’ RBI groundout plated Martinez to send Barton up 3-1.
Alex Hart won in relief of Frederick May for the Bulldogs, striking out seven over the final four innings. T.J. Lopez went the distance for Nyack, working six innings. The Bulldogs, who host Queens for a single game Wednesday, outhit Nyack 7-5 in the opener.
Score by innings:
Nyack 400 000 0 — 4
Barton 000 030 0 — 3
WP-Seth Crummer (1-0) 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO. LP-Colby Warren (0-2) 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO. S-David De Genaro (1) 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Hunter Pearre 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI. Nyack: Matthew Johnson 2-3, 2 RBI.
Score by innings:
Nyack 010 200 0 — 3
Barton 210 100 0 — 4
WP-Alex Hart (1-1) 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO. LP-T.J. Lopez (0-1) 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Colby Warren 2-3, 2B, RBI; Shawn Harrison 2-2; Juan Martinez 1-1, HR, RBI.
Lady Bulldogs swept by Wingate
The confines of Jeffries Field were not friendly to the Lady Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon as Barton dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Wingate University.
The Lady Bulldogs (1-5) lost the opener 10-4 before seeing the second contest slip away 10-0 in six innings.
Barton was no-hit in the finale by Wingate’s Aubrey Reep, who struck out nine in her six innings of work. She issued one walk.
Gracyn Polk’s bases-clearing triple in the sixth, part of a six-run showing, helped bring forth the eight-run mercy rule.
Makayla Meeka took the loss for Barton, allowing eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Barton surrendered 15 hits in the opener as Wingate (4-2) owned an 8-0 lead through four innings. The Lady Bulldogs scratched back in the fifth with a run on Taylor Freeman’s single and pushed across three more in the sixth to avoid the mercy rule.
Freeman led Barton at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs.
Hannah Jones was charged with the loss, going the entire way. She struck out three and walked one. Rachel Weidner prevailed in the circle for Wingate, allowing four hits over six innings.
Barton wraps up a six-game homestand Saturday, hosting Catawba for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
Fourth period sinks Bulldogs
NEWBERRY, S.C. — The competitiveness of the first-year Barton College men’s lacrosse team didn’t waver from its first match to its second.
The Bulldogs were tied with host Newberry College entering the fourth period Saturday at 11, only to see the hosts go on a nine-goal deluge en route to a 20-13 loss.
Barton led as late as the third period, when Mark Crawford put away a shot with 4:01 to go to put the Bulldogs up 11-10. However, Stone Boone countered off an assist from Daytin Vidovich with 40 seconds left to send the game into the fourth tied.
Zachary Hodge and Jake Copio each had three goals for the Bulldogs (0-2). In net, Matt Stocks made 11 saves in just under 49 minutes of action.
Barton faces Felician in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sunday.
Lady Bulldogs win season opener
The Barton women’s lacrosse team launched its 2019 season in successful fashion Saturday morning, blitzing Conference Carolinas foe Erskine College for nine goals in the opening half en route to an 11-8 victory.
Barton closed the first half on a five-goal run after the Flying Fleet closed to within 4-3. Kayli Ashenfelter and Rebecca Fraser authored the run with three and two goals, respectively.
Erskine closed to within 9-7 with 21:46 to go, but tallies from Ashley Teilborg and Angelina Scarpa made it 11-7 with 18:25 left.
Ashenfelter led Barton with four goals, with Fraser adding three. Katherine Mettena faced 16 shots, making saves on half of that total.
Barton is at North Greenville next Saturday.