Cartersville Little League 12U routs Chatham County
Cartersville Little League 12U bounced back from a Saturday opening round loss at the state Little League tournament to trounce Chatham County Little League 19-0 Sunday afternoon in Cobb County.
Caleb Daniel and Ayden Ray hit second inning home runs and Cartersville built an early 7-0 Sunday to support Gavin Shrewsbury’s four-inning, complete-game, one-hitter. Shrewsbury (photo below) fanned ten and did not walk a batter in collecting the pitching win.
Cartersville scored three or more runs in each of their four offensive frames.
The locals posted three runs in the first inning, four in the second, seven in the third, and five more runs in the fourth inning as they pounded out 14 hits in the game.
In addition to their homers, Daniel and Ray combined to reach base in all eight plate appearances and combined for 10 RBI.
Daniel (photo right) finished the day 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored. Ray was 3-for-3 with a walk, double, home run, six RBI, and a pair of runs scored.
Miles Owen contributed two hits including a double and one RBI. Owen also walked twice. Shrewsbury added a double and four RBI at the plate. Sawyer Wilson had one hit and one RBI. Connor Stermer, Connor Brasfield, and Turner Abernathy supplied one hit apiece. Trenton Payne and Easton Elrod drove in one run each.
Cartersville, now 1-1 in the state tournament, advances to face Belvedere Little League from Decatur Monday night at 8:30 p.m. in another elimination game at the Smyrna Little League complex.
Little League Baseball (12U) Georgia state tournament schedule/results:
Double-elimination. All games at Smyrna Little League
Sat. July 14 — Warner Robins 14, Chatham County 0
Sat. July 14 — Athens 14, Hart County 2
Sat. July 14 — Northern-Columbus 10, Elbert County 0
Sat. July 14 — Peachtree City 11, Cartersville 3
Sun. July 15 — Smyrna 9, Warner Robins 3
Sun. July 15 — Athens 19, Belvedere 0
Sun. July 15 — Elbert Co. 9 Hart Co. 6 (Hart eliminated)
Sun. July 15 — Cartersville 19, Chatham Co. 0 (Chatham eliminated)
GM 9 — Mon. July 16 — 6pm — Elbert Co. vs. Warner Robins (elimination game)
GM 10 — Mon. July 16 — 8:30pm — Belvedere vs. Cartersville (elimination game)
GM 11 — Tue. July 17 — 6pm — Northern-Columbus vs. Smyrna
GM 12 — Tue. July 17 — 8:30pm — Athens vs. Peachtree City
GM 13 — Wed. July 18 — 6pm — Winner Gm 10 vs. Loser Gm 11 (elimination game)
GM 14 — Wed. July 18 — 8:30pm — Loser Gm 12 vs. Winner Gm 9 (elimination game)
GM 15 — Thr. July 19 — 6pm — Winner Gm 11 vs. Winner Gm 12
GM 16 — Thr. July 19 — 8:30pm — Winner Gm 13 vs. Winner Gm 14 (elimination game)
GM 17 — Fri. July 20 — 7pm — Loser Gm 15 vs. Winner Gm 16 (elimination game)
GM 18 — Sat. July 21 — 9am — Winner Gm 15 vs. Winner Gm 17 (championship round)
GM 19 — Sun. July 22 — 10am — Winner Gm 18 vs. Loser Gm 18 (if needed)
The Georgia champion advances to the 2018 Little League Baseball Southeastern Regional Tournament at Little League Southeast Park in Warner Robins, GA August 3-8.
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.