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Barton Baseball begins title defense Thursday in Kansas City #GoBarton #RoarCougs

Barton Baseball team celebrates win over Butler CC

The Barton Community College baseball team will begin its Region VI title defense on the road Thursday as the Cougars travel to Kansas City Kansas Community College for a best-of-three series opening round playoff matchup.

The Cougars finished the regular season tied for fifth place of the Jayhawk West division with a 17-15 record and 33-20 overall. Dropping to the sixth seed out of the West due to tie-breaking procedures, Barton will take on the East's third seeded Blue Devils (23-9, 39-14) with the winner advancing to the Region VI/Central District playoffs May 15-19 at Wichita's Eck Stadium.

A 2:00 p.m. first pitch is slated for each of the three potential consecutive dates with possibility of utilizing Friday's action in shifting to a pair of nine inning contests.

All games will be carried on area local and web radio 107.9FM with Doug Bender on the call, as well as, in-game updates provided on the "BartonSports" Twitter feed. Coverage links, including video stream provided by Blue Devil Athletics, can be found at