It was well worth the wait. For the first time in school history, the Barton Cougars are headed to the NJCAA World Series after winning the Region 6 Tournament in Wichita Tuesday.
Barton beat number 1 seed Cowley 9-3 in the second championship game Tuesday after forcing another game with a 16-5 victory over the Tigers earlier in the day. Cowley had sent the Cougars to the losers bracket Sunday with a 6-5 victory but a determined Barton team bounced back to win three straight to win the tournament and the trip to Grand Junction.
In game two Tuesday, Barton led 4-1 before Cowley scored twice in the 8th to make it 4-3 but the Cougars responded by scoring five time in the 9th to put the game away.
Cowley ends the season with a record of 45-11 while Barton is now 47-13.
The Cougars now head to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado that begins on May 26th.