Local Little League baseball, softball teams fall in state tourney openers Saturday
A pair of Bartow County Little League teams and a Cartersville Little League team all lost opening round games Saturday at their respective state tournaments.
Bartow County Little League Softball fell to District 6 champion Washington-Wilkes 28-15 in their state tournament first round game in Warner Robins.
Bartow will now face either West Point LL or Pioneer LL Monday night in an elimination game.
At the Georgia Senior Little League State Tournament in Clarksville, Bartow County was blanked 20-0 by District 6 champion Martinez-Evans Senior Little League. Bartow plays Athens in an elimination game at the double-elimination tournament Sunday afternoon at 4pm. Athens fell Saturday to Madison County Little League, 18-2.
Cartersville Little League’s 9-11-year-old team dropped a 13-3 decision to Smyrna Little League Saturday at Rudy York Field in Atco. Cartersville will try to stave off elimination Monday night against either Chatham County Little League or Peachtree City American Little League. Those two teams also lost Saturday and play one another Sunday afternoon in an elimination game.
The Little League Softball State Tournament in Warner Robins is scheduled to continue through Wednesday night with a potential “if needed” game on Thursday.
The Senior Little League Baseball State Tournament in Clarksville is also slated to continue through Wednesday night with a potential “if needed” game on Thursday, and the 9-11-year-old State Little League Baseball Tournament hosted by Cartersville Little League will conclude either Friday night or Saturday morning.
Results from Bartow County Little League baseball and softball, Cartersville Little League baseball, and results from Bartow County Parks and Recreation and Cartersville Parks and Recreation are provided to Bartow Sports Zone by the respective leagues, Georgia Little League Baseball and Softball, and the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. 2017 youth softball and baseball results are presented on Bartow Sports Zone by Play It Again Sports - Cartersville - 410 Cherokee Place.