Bartow 14-year-old Dizzy Dean team wins first two at state tournament


The Bartow County 14 year old Dizzy Dean tournament team won Friday night and again Sunday at the Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Cherokee County.

Bartow defeated Hunter Park 11-3 Friday night (July 3). Bryson Markley earned the pitching victory with four innings of work. Landon Ayers finished off the opener by pitching the final three innings. Markley recorded 8 strikeouts.

Bartow opened with four runs in the first inning, added a run in both the fourth and fifth innings, and closed out the win with four more in the sixth. Parker Hardin, Toby Queen, B.J. Roper, Connor Gallagher, and Kaleb Chance all went 2-for-4 to lead the Bartow offensive attack.

In Sunday’s 13-3 win over Fanning County, Hardin picked up the pitching win with seven strikeouts in four innings of work. Roper completed a pair of scoreless innings on the bump and Gallagher tossed a shutout seventh to close the game out.

Bartow County used a six run fourth inning to open up a close contest.

Jacob Cody led the Bartow offense with a 3-for-5 performance at the plate and Cody Parramore finished 2-for-5. Hardin, Austin Baker, and Seth McFarland added one hit each for Bartow.

The Bartow 14 year old team hits the diamond again Monday (July 6) at 5:30pm against Summerville at Hobgood Park in Woodstock as one of nly 3 unbeaten teams remaining in the double-elimination tournament. The 14 year old Dizzy Dean state tournament continues through Thursday, July 9 at Hobgood Park in Woodstock and Legion Field in Canton.

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