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 www.BartonSports.com.