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MURFREESBORO — Six Barton College pitchers allowed six home runs and four doubles among 21 hits in the team’s 15-1 NCAA Division II nonconference loss to host Chowan University on Tuesday afternoon.
In losing the season’s series to the Hawks, Barton plunged to 10-28. Chowan improved to 12-14-1.
Designated hitter Harry Markotay, right fielder Marquise Lanier, catcher Trent Brosdahl, first baseman Robert Williams and third baseman Tyler Jones all slugged homers. Markotay belted a pair, his fourth and fifth of the season, and doubled. Nick Rose slammed two doubles and Lanier also banged out a double.
Starting Chowan pitcher Cody Smith blanked the Bulldogs on two hits through five innings. Smith issued one walk and struck out seven. The Hawks worked four relievers an inning each.
Freshman Colby Warren doubled for the Bulldogs, while freshman Alec Seaton and junior Gatlin Pate each singled. Seaton drove in freshman Charlie Horne with the only run.
Freshman Barton pitcher Alex Hart failed to retire a batter in suffering his sixth loss without a win. Chase Long, a junior from Hunt High, tossed two scoreless innings, allowing three walks and striking out a pair. Starting freshman Mason Cooper and junior Ryan Pifer each pitched a scoreless inning.
The Bulldogs seek better fortunes when they return to Nixon Field for a Conference Carolinas three-game series against Emmanuel (Georgia) College on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Score by innings:
Barton 000 000 010 — 1
Chowan 0(10)2 210 00x — 15
WP-Cody Smith (2-3) 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 SO. LP-Alex Hart (0-6) 0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
LEADING HITTERS — Barton: Alec Seaton 1-2, RBI; Gatlin Pate 1-2, Colby Warren 1-2, 2B; Chowan: Harry Markotay 3-4, 2 HR, 2B, 2 RBI; Marquise Lanier 2-4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R; Julian Lopez 3-5, RBI; Nick Rose 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Trent Brosdahl 1-5, HR, 2 RBI; Robert Williams 3-5, HR, 2 R, RBI; Tyler Jones 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R; Trenton Lee 3-5.