Bartow 10U softball teams cruise to opening district wins


Both Bartow County Recreation 10 and under softball all-star teams started their district tournament with quick victories Monday night.

Bartow County is hosting the 2015 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 5 tournament for 10 and under softball this week at Hamilton Crossing Park.

The 10 and under with pitching machine all-stars defeated Gilmer County 14-4 in 5 innings. Bartow pounded out 11 hits in the win. Leading the way for Bartow was Heidi Garner with 3 hits and Deandrea Applin with two hits. Bartow plays again Tuesday night (June 23) at 8 pm at Hamilton Crossing Park against Whitfield County. Whitfield County defeated Dalton 24-3 in their opening matchup.

The 10 and under live arm Bartow All Stars only needed three innings to dispatch Calhoun 16-1. Bartow unloaded 16 hits and 10 different hitters recorded hits. Cassie Jones, Ansley Hight, Miciah Hicks, Haley Stiles, Olivia Talarico, and Lainey Baker each recorded two hits to lead the way. Bartow will play at 6:30 pm Tuesday night against Murray County who received an opening round bye.

In the other game of the night Rome defeated Rockmart 16-1.

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