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Region VI Baseball set; Barton to take on traditional power Johnson

POSTED May 7, 2018 4:35 p.m.

The bracket is set for the second phase of the Region VI Baseball Championships.
Among the eight teams headed to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita this weekend are the Barton Cougars.
The Cougars, the No. 2 seed in the event, will take on the No. 7 seed and traditional baseball power Johnson County. That game will take place Friday at 1 pm.
Overall, six of the eight favorites survived the opening round best 2-of-3 series, including the top seeds in No. 1 Cowley and second-seeded Barton.
The two upsets were rather large, however. The No. 3 and 4 seeds were both beaten. Jayhawk East runner-up Fort Scott was ousted by Seward County while Jayhawk West runner-up Butler was swept by Kansas City Kansas.
Two of the eight series went a full three games before a winner was determined.
One of those was Barton’s next opponent, Johnson. The Cavaliers, the seventh seed, lost the first game 10-4 to 10th seed Cloud County. But Johnson came back to win 11-1 and 17-12 to advance to Wichita. In series-clinching win, Johnson scored seven times in the bottom of the eighth to rally for the win.
The other 3-game series saw No. 8 Hutchinson rally after dropping the opener to No. 9 Coffeyville. Hutch lost 6-1 Friday then came back Saturday for a 7-2 win. The rubber match on Sunday saw Hutch rally from a 3-1 deficit in the final inning, winning in walk-off fashion by a 4-3 margin.
In the other two opening series No. 5 and 6 seeds Neosho and Colby swept their opponents.
Play will started Friday with the four first round games, starting at 10 am.

Region VI Opening Series
Best-of-3 series
1 Cowley def 16 Garden, 2-0
2 Barton def 15 Allen, 2-0
14 Seward def 3 Fort Scott, 2-0
13 KCK def 4 Butler, 2-0
5 Neosho def 12 Dodge, 2-0
6 Colby def 11 Indy, 2-0
7 Johnson def 10 Cloud, 2-1
8 Hutch def 9 Coffeyville, 2-1

Region VI Double-elimination
Friday, May 11
G1 – 6 Colby (31-22) v 14 Seward (29-28) 10 am
G2 –2 Barton (42-12) v 7 Johnson (36-21) 1 pm
G3 – 1 Cowley (42-9) v 8 Hutch (36-20), 4 pm
G4 – 5 Neosho (40-18) v 13 KCK (33-24), 7 pm

Saturday, May 12
G5* – Loser G1 v Loser G2, 10 am
G6* – Loser G3 v Loser G4, 1 pm
G7 – Winner G1 v Winner G2, 1 pm
G8 – Winner G3 v Winner G4, 4 pm

Sunday, May 13
G9* – Winner G6 v Loser G7, 10 am
G10* – Winner G5 v Loser G8, 1 pm
G11 – Winner G7 v Winner G8, 4 pm
G12* – Winner G9 v Winner G10, 7 pm

Monday, May 14
G13* – Winner G12 v Loser G11, 4 pm
G14 – Winner G 11 v Winner G13, 7 pm
Tuesday, May 15
G15 – Same teams as G14 if needed, 1 pm

* - elimination game

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