The Bartow County 6-, 7-, and 8-year old all-star baseball teams will compete in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Invitational this weekend (June 12-14) at Gordon County Parks and Recreation. Each of the tournaments are double-elimination and serve as a warm-up tournament for the Bartow teams as they prepare for the Dizzy Dean Baseball District Tournaments the following weekend. Bartow 6U opens tourney play Saturday (June 13) against Calhoun. The 6U team members are Jakez Baldwin, Graham Coheley, Connor Corbin, Colby Craig, Evan Hardin, Taylor Hicks, Drazen Jones, Seth Miller, Drew Nida, Eli Pierson, Jonathan Scott, Brody Varner. The coaches are Randy Chatman, Greg Corbin, Brian Pierson, and Andrew Nida.
The 7U team begins tournament play Friday night (June 12) at 8:30pm against Gordon County. The 7-year-old team consists of Lucas Baker, Issac Burnett, Cayden Cothran, Drew Davey, Reed Ezell, Clayton Blackmon, Gavin Hubbard, Jayden Jinks, Noah King, Jacob McKinnies, Caiden Moore, and Cam’ron Scott. Coaches for Bartow 7U are Mike Ezell, Joe Baker, and Mike Burnett. The Bartow 8-year-old team opens its tournament play Friday night (June 12) against Bremen at 7:15pm. Bartow 8U includes: Brayden Butler, Brett Good, Reece Heaton, David Jinks, Hunter Lovett, Joshua McBroom, Xavious Nalls, Talen Nix, Jacob Pasley, Kamarion Profit, Trey Winters, and Nicholas Wright. Coaches for the 8-year-old team are Jason Wright, Kevin Nix, Mike Jinks, and Jody Pasley.