Bartow County wins 2022 Georgia Junior Little League championship


Bartow County won the 2022 Junior Little League state championship Thursday night in Hartwell and will represent Georgia at the Southeast Regional in Virginia August 4-9.

Bartow County Junior Little League (14U) completed a perfect 4-0 run through the 2022 Georgia Junior Little League State Tournament Thursday night in Hartwell by blanking Athens in the title game, 17-0.

The state title means Bartow County will represent Georgia August 4-9 at the Junior Little League Southeast Regional Tournament in Broadway, Virginia.

It was Bartow’s fourth blowout victory in the tournament and all the wins were shortened by mercy rule. The locals had a previous 23-1 win over Athens along with a 15-4 win over Elbert County and a 15-1 win over West Point.

In Thursday night’s championship game, Bartow pitcher Isaac Burnett shutout Athens. He scattered four hits, a walk, and one hit batsman while striking out two.

Meanwhile, the offense took care of business scoring 13 runs in the first inning. Bartow added three insurance runs in the second inning and one more in the fourth.

Harrison Cole paced the Bartow offense with three hits including a pair of doubles. Dutch Hernandez also finished with three hits. Barrett Fuller contributed a pair of hits including one triple. Isaac Burnett, Elisha Moore, and Hudson Parr also had two hits each. Lyle Woody produced a double while Landon Cassidy and Zaylon Cochran added one hit apiece.


Bartow County Junior League players and coaches celebrate post game as they received their state championship medals. Photo: Lane Griffin

 

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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