Libertyville's Barton takes winning approach to Illinois State
Apr 13, 2015 3:44 PM - In his senior baseball season at Libertyville, pitcher Jeff Barton never lost a game. His collegiate career has started in the same fashion. The Illinois State freshman earned his first Division I win against Northern Illinois last week at Duffy Bass Field. Making his first start at home, Barton threw 5 scoreless innings. He struck out four and walked just one while allowing 3 hits. He retired nine of the last 11 batters he faced. Barton left with an 8-0 lead and Illinois State went on to win 8-4, improving its record to 14-15.