Bartow County Junior Little League (14U) broke open a 3-3 game with a seven-run fifth inning Monday night to survive an elimination game at the double-elimination Georgia Junior Little League state tournament in Athens.
Bartow eliminated host Athens with their 10-4 win Monday night and advanced to face either Northern-Columbus or West Point in another elimination game Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. once again at East Athens Little League.
Northern and West Point were playing the late game Monday night.
Patrick Shelley had two triples in the game for Bartow 14U. Colton Wilson, Brice Craig, and Charlie Ray also finished the night with two hits. Harrison Benton, who was also the starting pitcher, added a hit. Brandon Carroll and Wade Dooley also contributed base hits for the locals. Devin Pryor and Eli Agnew drew fifth inning walks and scored in Bartow's breakout inning.
Georgia Junior Little League State Tournament schedule/results:
Double-elimination at East Athens Little League
Sat. July 14 — West Point 5, Bartow County 1
Sat. July 14 — Athens 16, Northern-Columbus 12
Sun. July 15 — Vine Ingle 12, West Point 6
Sun. July 15 — Elbert County 11, Athens 0
Mon. July 16 — Bartow County 10, Athens 4 (Athens eliminated)
GM 6 — Mon. July 16 — 8 pm — Northern-Columbus vs. West Point (elimination game)
GM 7 — Tue. July 17 — 6 pm — Vine Ingle vs. Elbert Co.
GM 8 — Tue. July 17 — 8 pm — Bartow County vs. Winner Gm 6 (elimination game)
GM 9 — Wed. July 18 — 6 pm — Loser Gm 7 vs. Winner Gm 8 (elimination game)
GM 10 — Thr. July 19 — 6 pm — Winner Gm 7 vs. Winner Gm 9 (championship round)
GM 11 — Thr. July 19 — 8 pm — Winner Gm 10 vs. Loser Gm 10 (if needed)
Georgia champion advances to the Junior Little League Baseball Southeast Regional that begins August 2 in Fort Myers, FL
Results for Bartow County Little League and Cartersville Little League provided by the respective leagues and Georgia Little League Baseball and Softball. Bartow County Recreation Department and Cartersville Recreation Department baseball and softball teams participating in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association are reported to Bartow Sports Zone by the respective recreation departments and presented on Bartow Sports Zone by Play It Again Sports at 410 Cherokee Place in Cartersville.