Bartow Little League wins 8-10-year-old B division; Cartersville 8-10-year olds edged in five-game s
Bartow County Little League 8-10-year-old B-Team won the Georgia District 1 Little League championship this past Wednesday by completing a two-game sweep of Rockmart Little League in their best-of-three series.
BCLL won the first game 15-0 Tuesday night and secured the series Wednesday night with a 7-1 decision.
Conner Lujan tossed a four-inning complete-game shutout Tuesday and went 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run, triple, and three RBIs.
In Wednesday’s series clincher, Kaiden Pirkle did not allow a run, struck out ten, and scattered only four hits in a five and one-third innings pitching performance for Bartow. Malachi Linley closed out the sixth inning for the locals.
Lujan went 5-for-6 in the series with a homer, two triples, three stolen bases, and three RBIs to lead Bartow’s offense. Joshua McBroom was also 5-for-6 with a double and one RBI. Robert Mitchell added a 4-for-5 performance at the plate with a stolen base and one RBI.
Righley Worthington went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Bartow. Hunter Lovett finished the series 4-for-6 with a double and two RBIs. Pirkle was 3-for-7 including a double, two RBIs, and a stolen base while Aiden Ritchie went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Isaiah Livsey was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the series. Linley was 2-for-5 and Thomas Johnson finished 1-for-5 with a double and one RBI. Jake Clowers reached on a walk in Wednesday’s finale and scored a run.
Cartersville Little League 8-10-year-old A-Team lost its best-of-five series for the Georgia Little League District 1 championship with Rockmart three games to two.
Following a narrow 2-1 loss in the opening game, Cartersville won the second and third games of the series by lopsided scores, including a 13-4 victory last Tuesday.
Rockmart rallied to win the final two games of the series 18-5 and 8-4 to win the District 1 title Friday night.
Rockmart 8-10-year-old A advances to the Georgia 8-10-year-old state tournament to be hosted by Chatham County Little League in Savannah starting Saturday, July 8.
Cartersville Little League 8-10-year-old A-Team roster:
Weston Chatman, Matthew Clay, Maddox Frazier, Hudson Lusk, Garrett McRay, Brodie McWhorter, Matthew Morris, Jakeveon Porter, Thomas Stone, Davis Waddell, Cam Williams, and Logan Woody.
Bartow County Little League, Cartersville Little League, Bartow County Recreation Department, and Cartersville Recreation Department baseball results are provided by the respective leagues and recreation departments. Game capsules are sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by Play It Again Sports - Cartersville - 410 Cherokee Place.