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Saturday, April 24
Softball - at Salina, Kansas
District C CrossOver
Johnson 7, Barton 5
KCK 6, Barton 3
Barton 8, Highland 0

Sunday, April 25
Softball - at Salina, Kansas
District C CrossOver
Barton 2, Fort Scott 1
Barton 7, Allen 2

Saturday, May 1
Softball - at Wichita, Kansas
District C Tournament
Barton 5, Colby 3
KCK 2, Barton 1 (8)
Cloud 2, Barton 1
District C Tournament

Sunday, May 2
Softball - at Wichita, Kansas
District C Tournament
District C Tournament

Barton ends season with 25-27 record

Home games are in Bold

Ramirez named All-Conference; Curtis tabbed as Coach of the Year
Its hard to tell by looking at the Jayhawk West All-Conference softball team that Barton County Community College finished in a tie for 1st place in the conference. After all, the Cougars placed just 1 player on the 1st team, 2nd team, and honorable mention combined. This despite finishing the West with a 12-4, tied with Pratt for the top spot and 2 games ahead of 3rd place. That one person named is fewer than both Garden City (3) and
Cloud County (2), the two clubs that tied for last in the West. Butler County, which finished in a tie 6th, had 3 girls named to the 1st team and 8 selected overall. Barton County had the fewest members honored of any team in the West.

Cougars season ends in District C with pair of 2-1 losses
The Barton County Community College softball team saw its season come to a tough end Saturday at the District C Championships in Wichita, being eliminated in the loser’s bracket quarterfinals by Cloud County 2-1. It was the Cougars 2nd straight 2-1 setback on the day after winning their opening game 5-3 over Colby. Barton lost in the winner’s bracket semifinals 2-1 to Kansas City Kansas in 8 innings. KCK eventually won the District C title. With the win over Colby, Barton Coach Tom Curtis recorded his 600th win at the school. Barton ends its season with a 25-28 record.

Cougars head to District C play as No. 2 seed; Curtis looks for 600th
The Barton County Community College softball team is doing its share on the field to earn co-conference championships and high seeds in tournaments. But the Cougars have also gotten their share of help lately as well. Not only did Garden City steal a game from Pratt to give the Cougars a share of the West title, Fort Scott did likewise against Kansas City Kansas Tuesday afternoon to push the Cougars to the No. 2 seed in the upcoming District C Tournament this weekend in Wichita. The winner of the double-elimination event held at Two Rivers Youth Complex will qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament. In addition to the tournament, Barton County Coach Tom Curtis will be looking for win No. 600. He is currently 599-426 in his career with the Cougars.

Barton 3-2 in crossover; finishes season with share of West title
The Barton County Community College softball team had a pretty good Sunday afternoon. Not only did the Cougars win their final 2 games of the District C Crossover event in Salina, the Cougars also found themselves a slice of the Jayhawk West title. That happened when Pratt lost its 1st game Sunday at Garden City in a make-up contest to close out the West slate. The loss dropped Pratt to 12-4 and back into a tie with Barton for the Jayhawk West title. At the Crossover for District C, Barton lost its first two games of the event to Johnson County and KCK before capturing a win over Highland to end Saturday’s play. Sunday the Cougars beat Fort Scott and Allen County to end District C play with a 14-4 mark. That will put them as the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the upcoming District C Tournament in Wichita. Barton is now 24-26 on the season. Coach Tom Curtis closed to within a win of No. 600 as well during the weekend, standing at 599 wins.

Cougars move closer to West title with sweep of Colby
The Barton County Community College softball team took a big step toward winning its first Jayhawk West title in four years with a sweep of Colby Tuesday afternoon at Cougar Fields in Great Bend. Barton improved to 12-2 in the West with a 3-0, 5-0 sweep of Colby. Barton needs one more win today at Dodge City to clinch at least a tie and 2 more wins to secure the title outright. The only team that can still catch Barton is Pratt. The Beavers are 9-3 in the West with a doubleheader at home today against Seward and a twinbill at Garden City Thursday. The Cougars are now 21-22 overall and also improved to 11-2 in District C, tied for the top spot with Johnson County for post-season seedings. The Cougars have won 8 straight West games. Colby fell to 5-9 in the West and 18-36 overall.

Barton takes over sole possession of Jayhawk West lead
The Barton County Community College softball team now stands alone on top of the Jayhawk West standings after sweeping its 3rd straight West doubleheader with 5-0 and 8-4 wins at Garden City Thursday. Barton is now 10-2 in the West with 4 games remaining. The Cougars are 18-19 overall and winners of 16 of their last 21 games. Pratt is currently in 2nd place at 9-3. Dodge City and Seward County both have 5 losses. Garden City fell to 2-8 in the West and 12-29 overall.

Cougars move into 1st place in West with sweep at Cloud County
The Barton County Community College softball team has quietly put itself in 1st place in the Jayhawk West after winning a pair of road games in Concordia Wednesday, defeating Cloud County 1-0 in 9 innings and 12-1 in 5 innings. The wins give Barton an 8-2 record in the West, percentage points ahead of Pratt, who is now 9-3. Barton is now 16-19 overall but the Cougars are 14-5 since returning from their Spring Break trip. The wins moved Barton to 9-2 and in 2nd place in the all-important District C, which determines the playoff seeding. Cloud County fell to 4-10 in the West and 14-21 overall. The Thunderbirds are 4-7 in District C.

Barton goes 3-2 in 1st Crossover; stands in 3rd in District C
The Barton County Community College softball team went 3-2 over the weekend at the Region VI, District C 1st Crossover in Wichita. The Cougars defeated Allen County, Kansas City Kansas, and Fort Scott while falling to Johnson County and Highland. Barton is now 5-2 in District C, tied for 3rd place. The Cougars are 11-18 overall this season and have now won 9 of its last 14 contests. The 2 crossover events with the East schools and the doubleheaders with the West schools in the District will position the Cougars for the post-season playoffs. The Cougars will take on District C co-leader and current Jayhawk West leader Hutchinson Wednesday in a key battle in Hutch.

Cougars sweep pair of non conference games at Colby
The Barton County Community College softball team continues to play improved softball, winning a pair of games at Colby Thursday afternoon. The Cougars swept the Trojan in non conference games, 4-2 and 2-1, to improve to 8-16 this season. The Cougars are still sitting in 3rd place in the West at 4-2 and remain 2-0 in District C action with 5 key District C games on slate for this weekend against Jayhawk East teams in the Region VI Cross Over held in Wichita. The Cougars have now won 6 of their last 9 games. Colby is now 12-25.

Barton earns split with West-leading Pratt
The Barton County Community College softball team earned a split with the Jayhawk West-leading Pratt. The Cougars won the opener by a 1-0 score in the bottom of the 7th then fell 5-0 in the nightcap. Barton is now 4-2 in the West and 6-16 overall. Pratt is currently 6-2 in the West and 17-16 overall. Hutch is in 2nd place at 7-3 while Dodge City is also 2 games over .500 at 5-3.

Rains wins out at Johnson Tourney; Cougars lose only game
The Barton County Community College softball team was only able to get in one game at the Johnson County Tournament over the weekend before rains hit and wiped out the rest of the slate. In that contest, the Cougars fell 11-0 to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M – the 11th ranked team in the nation.

Cougars split West softball games with Seward County
The Barton County Community College softball team hooked up in a couple of close contests with the Seward County Saints Thursday afternoon at Cougars Fields earning a split in the doubleheader. Barton won the opener thanks to a 2-run homer by Ruby Garza by a 4-2 score then lost the nightcap of the twinbill, 2-1 in 8 innings. Barton is now 3-1 in the West and 5-14 overall. Seward County is now 3-3 in West play and 10-14 overall.

Barton picks up much-needed sweep of Brown Mackie
The Barton County Community College softball team got a dose of just what the doctor order Tuesday afternoon in Salina – a sweep. The Cougars have lost some tough contest early in the year but broke the bats loose for a 9-1, 17-2 sweep of Brown Mackie in District C action. The win moves Barton to 4-13 for the season and 2-0 in District play. Barton will host Seward County today in a 2 pm start in Jayhawk West action, where Barton is 2-0 as well.

Hitting woes hamper Cougar softball team
The Barton County Community College softball team is finding out that a lack of hitting makes winning very difficult. The Cougars continued their struggles hitting during their Spring Break Trip, coming home with an 0-8 mark with doubleheader losses to Texas schools Galveston (twice), Alvin, and Blinn. The Cougars are now 2-13 for the season but both wins having in Jayhawk West play where the Cougars are 2-0.