Bartow County Little League blanks Peachtree City; Zander tosses complete game, one-hitter

Matt Zander of Bartow County Little League (12U) baseball tossed a complete game, one-hitter Tuesday night as the locals shutout Peachtree City Little League in an elimination game, 2-0, at the Georgia Little League State Tournament at Hicks Park in Cartersville.

Zander’s near no-hitter was spoiled by an infield single in the sixth inning. The Bartow hurler walked three and struck out four.

Bartow County and Peachtree City played 4-1/2 innings of scoreless baseball before the locals scored the game’s only runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Noah Rogers walked and moved to second after a strikeout and a groundout. Elijah Bryant, who finished the game with two hits, followed with a two-out double to score Rogers. Bryant later moved to third base on a passed ball and scored on another passed ball for a 2-0 Bartow lead.

Blaine Groce had the only other Bartow base hit. It came in the first inning.

Bartow County, who has now reached the final four teams remaining, advances to another elimination game Wednesday night at 4 p.m. against Athens. The winner of that game will play the Harris County/Dudley loser at 6 p.m. Wednesday in another elimination game.

The championship round will be Thursday night for the final two teams.

Remaining Georgia Little League state tournament schedule: Wed. July 20 — 4pm — Athens v. Bartow County (elimination game) Wed. July 20 --- 6pm --- Dudley v. Harris County

Thur. July 21 — 6pm — Athens/Bartow winner v. Dudley/Harris County loser (elimination game)

Fri July 22 — 6pm — Championship - Thursday night winner v. Dudley/Harris County winner

Fri July 22 --- 8pm -- "if necessary game"


Little League and GRPA tournament results are provided to Bartow Sports Zone by Cartersville Little League and Bartow County Little League plus the Cartersville and Bartow County Parks and Recreation Departments. The game data is shared by the leagues via GameChanger reports from the respective teams and/or leagues. Results and capsules are sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by The Benefit Consulting Group of Cartersville and George F. Willis Realty.

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