Cartersville Little League 10U baseball finishes 4th at state tourney
The Cartersville Little League 10U baseball team placed fourth at the Georgia Little League 10U State Tournament at Dudley Little League just west of Dublin after dropping their second game of the tournament Wednesday night.
Cartersville fell to Warner Robins American Little League 7-1.
Warner Robins, who out hit Cartersville ten to four, scored at least one run in each of the first four frames to build a 7-0 lead. Cartersville mustered its only run in the top of the fifth inning.
Brayden Channell reached on an infield error to start Cartersville’s fifth inning. Lyle Woody and Asa Mitcham had hits in the inning to help produce the run. Griffin Woodall had the other Cartersville base hit in the third inning.
“We had some chances,” said Cartersville Little League 10U manager Ty Mitcham. “We stranded a lot of runners. We could have made it close with opportunities in the third and fifth innings, but couldn’t get the key hits in those opportunities. It was a tough loss,” Mitcham concluded.
Cartersville finished fourth in the double-elimination state tournament with a 2-2 mark.
The locals qualified for the state tournament by winning the Georgia District 1 championship. They had state tournament wins over Toccoa and Smyrna. Their other loss was to Martinez Evans.
The final three teams alive for the state title are Martinez Evans (2-1), Warner Robins American (3-1), and Northern-Columbus (3-0).
Play continues through Friday night with a potential second state championship game on Saturday morning if needed. The Georgia winner will advance to the Tournament of State Champions July 20-22 in Greenville, NC.
Cartersville Little League 10U: Logan Buchanan, Will Camp, Brayden Channell, Peyton Emery, Isaiah Martin, Asa Mitcham, Matthew Morris, Carter Rice, Griffin Woodall, Kamdyn Woods, Lyle Woody. Manager: Ty Mitcham. Coaches: Jeff Osborn, Jonty Rice.
Results for Bartow County Little League and Cartersville Little League provided by the respective leagues and Georgia Little League Baseball and Softball. Bartow County Recreation Department and Cartersville Recreation Department baseball and softball teams participating in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association are reported to Bartow Sports Zone by the respective recreation departments and presented on Bartow Sports Zone by Play It Again Sports at 410 Cherokee Place in Cartersville.