The Cartersville Little League 8-10 age division tournament team captured the Georgia Little League District 1 championship Tuesday night at Rudy York Field in Cartersville with a 13-2 victory over Rockmart in five innings.
Cartersville 10U won the three team, double-elimination tournament with three straight wins that included a win over Bartow County and two over Rockmart. Tuesday night, Cartersville took a 3-0 lead with one run in the first inning and two more in the third before Rockmart tightened the gap with a two-run top of the fourth. Cartersville responded with an eight-run fourth inning of their own to take control of the contest and then rolled to the district title. Clint Hosea (3 IP, 0R, 2H, 4BB, 4K) and Blake Lutjens (2 IP, 2R, 1ER, 3H) combined on the mound for Cartersville to limit Rockmart to a single earned run. The duo scattered five hits.
Cartersville 10U banged out 13 total hits in the championship game. Dallen Fuqua led the way with a 4-for-4 performance that included four RBI. Carter Callen also drove in four runs with a double and a triple. Cole Henson had two hits while Cash Priest (RBI), Zachary Stiles, Zack Parker, Lutjens, and Hosea contributed one hit apiece. Drake Bailey and Hosea stole two bases each in the contest.
Cartersville advances to represent District 1 in the Georgia Little League state tournament beginning July 6 in Athens. The Cartersville Little League 8-10 age division tournament team roster includes: Drake Bailey, Devon Beavers, Carter Callen, Dallen Fuqua, Cole Henson, Clint Hosea, Dixon Lindsey, Blake Lutjens, Zack Parker, Cash Priest, Zach Stiles, and Matthew Wilson. Manager: Chad Parker. Assistant coaches: Taylor Wilson and Dave Henson
Little League results are provided to Bartow Sports Zone by Bartow County Little League and Cartersville Little League. The game data is shared by the leagues via GameChanger reports from the respective teams and/or leagues. GRPA tournament team results are also provided by the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department and the Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department or the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. Results and capsules are sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by Play It Again Sports and CiCi's - Beyond Pizza, both located in the Cartersville Main Street - Cherokee Place Shopping Center.