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Cougars avoid exit in Region VI tourney
NJCAA Region VI Baseball
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GARDEN CITY — After falling 8-1 to Cowley Community College, the Barton baseball team faced Labette in an elimination game of the NJCAA Region VI tournament on Saturday night.
The Cougars fell behind early, but drove the game into extra innings.
Barton won 7-6 in the 11th inning, avoiding an early exit from the postseason tournament.
With Labette leading 4-2, Dylan Turpin and Alex King each drove in a run to send the game into extra innings.
Labette scored two runs in the top of the 11th, but the Cougars rallied to score three in the bottom of the inning to win the game.
Cowley scored two runs in the bottom of the second, two in the third and one more in the fourth of Barton’s first game Saturday.
The Cougars didn’t get anyone plated until the top of the fourth.
Tanner Carpenter led off the inning by getting on base via error. He advanced to second on a passed ball while Federico Castagnini was at bat.
Castagnini hit a single, advancing Carpenter to third base.
Clayton Garland drove in the run with a sacrifice fly.
Barton plays again today at 4 p.m. The Cougars will play the loser of the Garden City-Cowley game, which will be played today at 1.

                                                 — Kevin Price