Local youth softball and baseball all-star teams head to tourneys this week
Six local all-star teams begin state tournament play this week in various age groups of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) while another local team will represent the state of Georgia at the Dizzy Dean Softball World Series in Mississippi. The Bartow County Recreation Department will have softball teams in 10U and 12U state tournaments in Tifton and Moultrie plus a 14U baseball team at the GRPA state tournament in Augusta. The Bartow County 8U team will play in the Dizzy Dean Softball World Series. The Cartersville Recreation Department will be represented by 8U, 10U, and 12U baseball teams in state tournaments in Calhoun, Tifton, and Savannah.
Teams, events, and rosters:
DIZZY DEAN 8U SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES
Bartow 8U Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, MS. Games begin Thursday at Greenbrook Park. Bartow earned a bid as the Georgia state champions.
The pairings and bracket for the tournament will be determined by blind draw at a coaches meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
ROSTER: Haley Collum, Lily Roberts, Alana Carnes, Elizabeth Hartsfield, Kamryn Smith, Darianna Sosa, Jordan Hammonds, Kaitlyn Arnold, Reese Dumas, Aliva Joslin, Sadie Raughton, Kate Self, and Anna Grace Fraley. Coaches: David Collum, Carey Carnes, Nick Roberts, and Jesse Hartsfield.
GRPA 10U MACHINE PITCH STATE TOURNAMENT
Bartow County 10U Mite Machine Pitch softball. Location: E.B. Hamilton Complex in Tifton, July 13-16, Double-elimination
Bartow County plays Thursday at 9am against the South Bryan/Thomasville winner
Other teams in the tournament include Vidalia, Ware County, Troup County, Moultrie-Colquitt, Swainsboro, Liberty County, and host Tifton.
ROSTER: Gabriela Becerra, Taff Bradley, Lanye Callan, Hayley Dillow, Taylor Evans, Heather Gilbert, Megann Griffith, Emma Hensley, Erin McCrary, Elizabeth Nelson, Harley Owens, Marly Pruitt, and Naxyria Roberts. Coaches: Chris Owens, Larry Owens, and Ulisses Becerra.
GRPA 12U SOFTBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
Bartow County 12U softball. Location: Jim Buck Goff Complex in Moultrie, July 12-15, Double-elimination
Bartow County plays Tuesday night at 7pm against the Swainsboro/East Point winner
Other teams in the tournament include Glynn County, Ware County, Grady County, Troup County, Rome, Wayne County, Lyons, Moultrie, and Colquitt County.
ROSTER: Kimberly Allen, Maliyah Creamer, Macenzie Dougharty, Madison Flemons, Trinity Hatfield, Michiah Hicks, Rylee Massingill, Dylynn Motes, Brooklyn Pittman, Mia Scott, Gracie Styles, Makayla Wade, and Kelly Young. Coaches: Thad Creamer and Justin Scott.
GRPA 8U BASEBALL COACH PITCH STATE TOURNAMENT
Cartersville 8U Coach Pitch baseball. Location: Sonoraville Recreation Complex, Calhoun, July 13-16, Double-elimination
Cartersville plays Wednesday night at 7:15pm against the Gordon County Boom/Calhoun White winner
Other teams in the tournament include Rome, East Point, Pickens County, Gordon County Braves, Calhoun Gold, Whitfield County, and Rockmart.
ROSTER: Gavin Baxter, Logan Buchanan, William Camp, Christopher Childers, Colby Craig, Peyton Emery, Hudson Lusk, Asa Mitchum, Carter Rice, Sydney Seigler, Harris Turner, and Kamdyn Woods. Head Coach: Ty Mitcham.
GRPA 10U BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
Cartersville 10U baseball. Location: E.B. Hamilton Complex, Tifton, July 12-16. Double-elimination.
Cartersville plays Thomasville YMCA Tuesday at 7:30pm.
Other teams in the tournament include Savannah Game On Bulldogs, Clayton County Pirates Gold, Clayton County Pirates Black, South Bryan, Burke County, Dublin-Laurens, Sumter County, Savannah Ravens, Savannah Hot Rods, Sylvester/Worth County, Calhoun, and host Tift County.
ROSTER: Luke Altizer, Leland Camp, Jimmy Channell, Charlie Crum, Collin Genrich, Geoffrey Gore, Jaiven Johnson, Trenton Payne, William Stiles, Tyler Taylor, Michael Wilkey, and Sawyer Wilson. Head Coach: Ben Genrich.
GRPA 12U BASEBALL MIDGET MAJOR STATE TOURNAMENT
Cartersville 12U Midget Major. Location: Paulson Park, Savannah, July 13-16. Double-elimination. Cartersville plays Thursday at 9:30am against the Clayton County Red Sox/Savannah Ravens winner. The other teams in the tournament are East Point and Grady County.
ROSTER: Jackson Chatman, Hunter Cochran, Jonah Cooper, Jackson Davenport, Noah Ford, Gunner Millsap, Jakiyon Porter, Evan Sanders, Kaden Stephenson, Brody Tidwell, Adam Turner, and Tanner Wall. Head Coach: Jamie Cooper
GRPA 14U BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
Bartow County 14U baseball. Location: Diamond Lakes Regional Park in Augusta, July 12-16, Double-elimination.
Bartow County plays Wayne County Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm.
Other teams in the tournament include Swainsboro, Union City, Pooler, Vidalia, Clayton County Braves, Clayton County Red Sox, Glynn County, Savannah Jaguars, Moultrie/Colquitt County, Warner Robins, and host Augusta.
ROSTER: Sheldon Appling, Nathaniel Arrington, Aiden Blakely, Malachi Bradley, Jonah Gambill, Noah Grisham, Ajami Harmon, Will Hughes, Jacob McBroom, Mack Morris, Byers Murray, Logan Stokes, and Micah Tart. Head Coach: Michael McIntyre.