Baseball Falls to Barton
In the last conference series of the season, the Beavers came up short in all four games against the Barton County Cougars.
On Friday night, the Beavers lost the opening game of the series 9-3. Gaige Webster was 3-5 with two doubles. BJ Dean was 2-3 including a double, and Nolan Rush was 2-4. Tyler Huffstickler took the loss on the mound throwing 5.2 innings. Huffstickler allowed seven runs on five hits, five walks, and six strikeouts.
Barton beat Pratt 9-8 and 11-10 in Saturday’s double header. Justin Crouch had an incredible day going 5-8 with two doubles, a home run, and drove in five runs. Trey Trahan was 4-8 on the day with a pair of doubles. Scott Alvarez and Aaron Berenson had three hits on the day. Evan Payne started the first game for the Beavers and allowed six runs in three innings of work on five walks and two hits. Clayton Blanks, Jacob Spruill, and Brandon Horne appeared in the game. Horne took the loss in the eighth inning.
Cameron Clements was the starter for PCC in the second game. He lasted 3.2 innings allowing seven runs on four hits, four walks, and six strike outs. Brad Honeycutt came into the game in the fourth inning with two outs and finished the game but took the loss in the eighth inning. Honeycutt allowed four runs on six hits, two walks, and one strikeout.
Barton completed the sweep on Sunday afternoon by a score of 20-16. Five different batters in the Pratt lineup hit home runs including Trahan, Crouch, Alvarez, Austin Resser, and Rush. Trahan and Crouch both had four RBIs. Crouch and Taylor Graf had two doubles. Starting pitcher Corey Mondello pitched 2.2 innings allowing four runs on four hits, four walks, and four strikeouts.
The final game of the season is on April 29 at Judd Stanion Field at 4 p.m.