Cartersville teams dominate 10U GRPA district baseball tourney
With only three teams remaining, one thing definitely has been determined at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District Five 10-and-under baseball tournament in Ellijay — a Cartersville team will be crowned champion. Cartersville 10U Purple came from behind and then held off Cartersville 9U Gray, 6-3 Monday night (June 22) to claim a spot in the championship round. Cartersville Purple is the only unbeaten team remaining in the double-elimination tournament and is only one win away from claiming the district title. Meanwhile, Cartersville 10U White won a pair of one-run games Monday night to stay alive in the losers’ bracket. Cartersville White edged Bartow County 7-6 and Calhoun 9-8. They will face Cartersville Gray Tuesday (June 23) at 6pm in an elimination game for both teams. The winner moves into the finals against Cartersville Purple at 7:30pm. If necessary, a second game in the championship round would be Wednesday at 6pm.
The 2015 10-and-under District 5 baseball tournament is being hosted by the Gilmer County Recreation Department at Ellijay’s River Park.
The Cartersville White roster includes: Brody Tidwell, Cole Jackson, Chandler Mathison, Silas Freeman, Kaden Stephenson, Gabriel Cox, Carson Horn, Knox Neal, Jack Chatman, Jordan Hall, Collin Genrich, and Joshua Clay. The manager is Ben Genrich and the coaches are Steven Chatman and Brian Cox. The roster for Cartersville 9U Gray includes: Nicholas Hruby, Joseph Womack, Caleb Daniel, Gavin Shrewsbury, Grant Knight, Miles Owen, Connor Stermer, Hayden James, Turner Abernathy, Andrew Stiles, Ayden Ray, and Coby Barrett. The manager is Daniel Knight and the coaches are Richard Daniel and Justin James. The roster for Cartersville 10U Purple includes: Avery Higgins, Trip Bradley, Will Litton, Thomas Norris, Paul Gamble, JaKiyon Porter, Brice Craig, Drake Carver, A.J. Christina, Hunter Kelly, Isaac McNair-Seigler, and Nicholas Kennedy. The manager is J.J. Norris. Coaches are Jeremy Carver and J.J. Jones.