Cartersville Little League 12U advances to District 1 championship round
Cartersville Little League 12U baseball advanced to the championship round of the Georgia Little League District 1 tournament Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 shutout of Rockmart Little League at Hamilton Crossing Park.
Cartersville now awaits the survivor of an elimination game Monday night at 6:30 p.m. between Bartow County and Rockmart in the double-elimination tournament.
Monday’s winner will need to defeat Cartersville twice to take the district championship. Cartersville, on the other hand, is now just one win away from advancing to the Georgia Little League State Tournament.
The first championship round game will be Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. If a second championship round game is needed, it is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Sunday afternoon, Cartersville pitchers Sawyer Wilson (2.2 IP, 0R, 2H, 0BB, 6K) and Gavin Shrewsbury (3.1 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB, 1K) combined on a three-hit shutout and fanned seven. Rockmart only had one baserunner to reach second base and that occurred in the final inning. All three Rockmart hits were singles.
Miles Owen had three of Cartersville’s four hits to provide the offensive spark.
Owen led off the fourth inning with a double and scored after a pair of wild pitches. In the fifth inning, he added a two-out single to drive in his team’s second run after Easton Elrod walked and Caleb Daniel was hit by a pitch.
Cartersville’s other base hits were singles by Owen in the first inning and Shrewsbury in the sixth inning.
Georgia Little League District 1
Hamilton Crossing Park
Saturday, June 23 Cartersville 7, Bartow County 2 Sunday, June 24 Cartersville 2, Rockmart 0 Monday, June 25 6:30 p.m. -- Rockmart (0-1) vs. Bartow County (0-1) (elimination game) Tuesday, June 26 (Championship Round)
6:30 p.m. -- Cartersville (2-0) vs. Rockmart/Bartow Co. winner
Wednesday, June 27 (if needed)
6:30 p.m. -- Cartersville vs. Rockmart/Bartow Co. winner
Bartow County Little League and Cartersville Little League game results are provided to BartowSportsZone.com by the two leagues and are sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by Play It Again Sports at 410 Cherokee Place in Cartersville.