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MOUNT OLIVE — As far as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas tournament is concerned, all the Barton College softball team can do now is sit back and wait for its fate.

The Lady Bulldogs lost both ends of a conference doubleheader at archrival University of Mount Olive on Wednesday, dropping the first game 3-1 before falling in the second contest, 4-3 at Nancy Cassell Field.

Both results put Barton at 19-27 overall and leave it with a final Conference Carolinas of 5-15. That mark currently has the Lady Bulldogs as the No. 8 and final seed in the league tournament, pending on the results of Southern Wesleyan’s final conference doubleheader at North Greenville, set for Saturday. A loss by the Warriors in either game would assure Barton of the final seed. 

Despite outhitting the Lady Trojans (22-26, 9-11 CC) 10-8 in the second game, Barton was walked off in the bottom of the seventh inning on Kayla Allen’s triple that plated Mikayla Koch. Barton held a 3-2 leading entering the seventh inning, but that was erased on pinch hitter Alyssa Pickle’s double that allowed Alexis Hobson to score.

In the opening game, a bases-clearing double from UMO’s Alexis Oliver in the fourth was the decisive blow in the 3-1 Barton loss. 

Barton concludes the regular season with a pair of doubleheaders at Jeffries Field.

 

GAME 2

Score by innings:

Barton 003 000 0 3

Mount Olive 010 001 2 4

WP-Emily Chaisson (6-7) 7 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO. LP-Jordan Blake (1-2) 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Jessica Onega 2-3, 2B, RBI, Jordan Blake 1-3, 2B, R; Mount Olive: Alexis Oliver 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI.

 

GAME 1

Score by innings:

Barton 000 000 1 1

Mount Olive 000 300 0 3

WP-Mallory Ratcliff (11-9) 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO. LP-Hannah Jones (9-10) 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Jessica Onega 2-3, 2B, RBI, Jordan Blake 1-3, 2B, R; Mount Olive: Alexis Oliver 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI.

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