In his first season at Missouri Barbeck made four appearances, posting a 3.60 ERA and two strikeouts. Before excelling with the Tigers, Barbeck was a standout player at Northeast Texas Community College. During his lone season at Northeast in 2011 he compiled an 8-4 record and a 2.01 ERA before transferring to Missouri. Prior to joining Northeast Barbeck spent two seasons at Ole Miss, compiling a 5.79 over 18.1 innings of work in two seasons with the Rebels. In high school he was named the 2008 Kansas City Examiner’s Player of the Year and helped his team win the Missouri state championship in 2007.