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Barton baseball forces second title game

Reliever Riley saves the day

Barton’s Harrison Denk jumps for a fly ball at the fence on Tuesday night.

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WICHITA — The No. 13 Barton Cougars forced a winner-take-all trip to the NJCAA World Series with a 16-7 victory over No. 8 Cowley College in Tuesday's first championship game. The Cougars added nine more runs after resuming the game Tuesday morning.

Crafty reliever Nolan Riley worked 2 2/3 innings and preserved the lead by striking out Alex Peterson with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning. 

The winner qualifies for the 2018 NJCAA World Series at Grand Junction Colo.   
The 19th ranked Cougars led 8th ranked Cowley by a 7-3 score in the top of the sixth ...

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