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Bartow County Little League 10U baseball, senior softball teams eliminated at state tourneys

The 10U Bartow County Little League team saw an early lead evaporate Sunday and was eliminated at the Georgia Little League 10U state tournament by Franklin County Little League, 8-7.

Bartow built a 6-0 lead in the first three frames but Franklin County plated six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to knot the score, 6-6.

Franklin County went ahead 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth inning but Bartow County tied the score in the top of the sixth.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Franklin County loaded the bases on three walks and took the one-run win with a walk-off single. Houston Walden (3.2 IP, 3ER, 4H, 1BB, 3K) started on the mound for Bartow County and cruised through the first three frames until running into trouble in the fourth. Logan Smith (0.0 IP, 3ER, 2H) followed and was touched for three more runs before Brodie Gardner got out of the inning with a line-out to third base. Gardner(1.1 IP, 1ER, 4H) yielded a run in the fifth and Noah Rogers (0.1 IP, 1ER, 1H, 3BB, 1K) was tagged with the pitching loss in the sixth.

Cade McCorkle paced the Bartow County 10U offense with four hits and one RBI. Rogers followed with a pair of hits and four RBIs. MJ Raughton and Maddox Koontz both had two hits. Joseph Frederick finished with one hit and one RBI. Walden, Gardner, and Smith added one hit apiece.


The Bartow County Senior Little League softball team split a pair of games Saturday at the Georgia Senior Little League state tournament hosted by Oconee County Little League in Watkinsville, but was eliminated Sunday afternoon in a loss to Vine Ingle Little League of Macon.


Information for local Little League softball and baseball updates along with updates from Georgia Recreation and Parks Association baseball and softball tournaments are provided by the Cartersville and Bartow County Recreation Departments and the respective Little League Baseball and Softball organizations. The updates are presented by CiCi's of Cartersville located in the Cherokee Crossing shopping center.


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