Bartow 6U runner up at GRPA Invitational
The Bartow County 6-year-old baseball all-stars finished runner-up Saturday (June 13) at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Invitational hosted by Gordon County. Bartow 6U dropped their opener to Calhoun, but bounced back to defeat Gordon County in preliminary round robin play. Calhoun won 16-10 in five innings, before Bartow topped Gordon County 15-10. Calhoun also defeated Gordon County to finish the preliminary round 2-0 and earn the top seed for bracket play. In the championship bracket, Bartow 6U defeated Gordon County 17-13 to advanced to the GRPA Invitational title game. Bartow was edged by Calhoun in the championship game, 8-6. Members of the Bartow 6U team 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. Next for the Bartow County 6-year-olds will be the Dizzy Dean District Tournament which starts June 25. Bartow 6U opens that tournament against Acworth Blue with a 5:30 start at Oregon Park.