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BATMEN 13s FINISH RUNNER-UP IN PSDS SUMMER NATIONALS

 

     The Batmen 13s went 4-2 en route and came in 2nd place in this event. The Batmen lost their first game 5-4 to the Black Sox, then defeated Elite Academy Gold (13-5), Miner League Prospects (16-1), Titletown Tigers (12-2), and Miner League Prospects (10-6), before falling to the Black Sox 10-6 in the Championship. Wyatt was outstanding on the mound in the loss to the Black Sox (3 nearly perfect, shutout innings) and in the semi-final win over the Prospects. Josiah was dominant in the win over Titletown. Austin pitched a couple of shutout innings on the weekend. Brandon led the offensive attack with a .700 average on the weekend. Wyatt (.643), Spencer (.600), and Cade (.579) were also on fire. Josiah, Cam, and Damon hit home runs during the tournament. Cam led the Batmen with 7 RBIs while Wyatt and Brandon each had 6 RBIs.

 

BATMEN 10s FINISH RUNNER-UP IN 11U SUMMER NATIONALS

 

     The Batmen 10s went 3-1 en route to a 2nd place finish in the 11U division of the PSDS Summer Nationals. The Batmen opened up with a 9-1 win over the Elite Pro Ball Academy Gold. Ty and Connor were outstanding on the hill scattering 4 hits over 5 innings while Mitch led the offense with 2 hits. The Batmen next defeated the PV Thunder 9-4. Mitch, Sam, and Connor scattered 3 hits over 6 innings while combining to strike out 6 batters. Lamonte (2 hits), Ty (2 hits), and Matt (2 RBIs) paced the offense. The Batmen earned the #1 seed going into elimination and received a bye to the semi-final. The Batmen next faced the Panhandle Stingers from Tallahassee. The game was close throughout with Mitch shutting down the strong Stingers' bats. The Batmen were up just 4-3 going into the top of the 6th inning but a 15 run inning put the game away 19-3. Kyler led the offense with 3 hits while Brady, Lamonte, and Ty added 2 hits apiece. Kyler pitched a solid bottom of the 6th to end the game and send the Batmen to the Championship versus the Sand Gnats. The Batmen simply ran out of gas in this game, took the lead early, but eventually lost 12-4. Still a great showing for these boys in a solid 11U event!

 

 

BATMEN 13S WIN LAKE CITY TOURNAMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

     The Georgia Batmen 13U team continued its recent good run with a tournament title in the USSSA Victory Road Tournament held on June 14-15th in Lake City, FL. The Batmen’s run to the title included victories over the North Florida Pride (9-0), Jacksonville Rockets (15-1), Jacksonville Juice (7-6), and Suwannee Road Dogs (11-8)……the latter two being major level teams. Parker Ellis (.889), Wyatt Fender (.600 & 10 RBIs), Cole Rogers (.538), Damon Collins (.538), and Adam Newberry (.500 & 8 RBIs) led the offense. Fender earned the win in a great effort in the quarterfinal win versus the Juice. Cade Lambert pitched 5 outstanding innings in the Championship victory over the Road Dogs. Austin Bennett picked up the wins on the mound versus the Pride in pool play and over the Rockets in the semi-final. This was the 3rd straight tourney title and 9th overall for the team during this 13U season. The 13s are 29-4 since March 1st!

 

 

 

BATMEN 10s STRUGGLE IN LAKE CITY VERSUS SOUTH FLORIDA POWERS

 

     The 10s lost pool play games to the Cooper City Cowboys (7-0) and to the Miami Phenoms (4-1). Not a lot of highlights in these games.........the bats were cold. Connor pitched well in relief versus the Cowboys. Sam and Connor both pitched well against the Phenoms. The Batmen drew the #1 seeded Atlantic Beach Suns in the quarterfinal. The boys again came out cold at the plate as they were down 4-1 heading into the 5th inning. A 3 run 5th and 2 run 6th propeled the Batmen to the win. Mitch was outstanding on the hill in this game to lead the team to victory. Lamonte and Rhett were the offensive leaders in this game with 2 hits apiece. The semi-final would be a rematch with the Cowboys. The Batmen held early 1-0 and 2-1 leads but eventually fell 10-2 to the Cowboys who went on to defeat the Phenoms in the Championship. Ryan Flint had two hits in the loss to the Cowboys.

 

BOTH BATMEN TEAMS WIN AT DISNEY!

 

 

BATMEN 13-U CLAIM TITLE AT WALT DISNEY WORLD/ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS!!!!!!!!!

 

     The Georgia Batmen 13-Under baseball team competed in the Sun & Surf Baseball Bash at Walt Disney World/ESPN Wide World of Sports which was held between May 23-26thThe Batmen went 5-0 on the weekend en route to the tournament title.     The Batmen opened up pool play on Friday with an 8-2 win over the SBA (Mississippi) Cubs. Cade Lambert and Spencer Culp combined on the mound to shut down the Cubs’ offense. Cole Rogers led the offense with a perfect 3 for3 game. Wyatt Fender added a 2 run homer.     In its second pool play game, also on Friday, the Batmen matched up with the Miami Rays in the Spring Training Home of the Atlanta Braves, Champions’ Stadium. The Batmen offense came alive in this 15-2 run rule victory. Lambert led the offense going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Austin Bennett and Nick Herndon added 2 hits apiece. Austin Bennett and Fender pitched and combined on a 3 hitter.     In the final pool play game, played on Saturday, the Batmen defeated the Panama City Beach Bashers 5-3 behind a strong effort on the mound by Cam Vickers. Vickers scattered 6 hits and struck out 6 in 6 1/3 innings of work. Fender paced the offense with 3 hits followed by 2 hits apiece from Vickers and Rogers. Parker Ellis drove in 3 runs in the winning effort.

     With a 3-0 record, the Batmen advanced to the Gold Bracket and earned the #1 seed in its pool (Pool A) and were set to play on Sunday in Champion’s Stadium against the Pensacola Pirates, the #2 seed in the other pool (Pool B). Austin Bennett pitched 5 shutout innings allowing just 2 hits while striking out 5 in this 8-0 win. Herndon closed the game out with a perfect inning of work on the mount in the final inning. Lambert (3 hits, 4 RBIs) and Ellis (2 hits) were the offensive leaders in this game.     

    The Championship Game on Monday turned out to be a rematch with the Panama City Beach Bashers in Champions’ Stadium. Fender pitched a complete game 4 hitter striking out 10 to lead the Batmen to a 5-0 win. Herndon and Rogers each had 2 hits at the plate. Jake Bennett had a key RBI single and made a great running catch in right field.     Overall, Rogers led the offense in the tournament with a .688 (11 for 16) batting average with Lambert close behind at .600 (9 for 15) to help the Batmen score 41 runs in 5 games. Jeremiah Lawrence posted a .600 on base percentage for the tournament.  However, pitching and good defense was the story as the Batmen only surrendered 7 runs in the 5 games.

 

 

BATMEN 10-U CLAIM TITLE AT WALT DISNEY WORLD/ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS!!!!!!!!! 

 

     The Georgia Batmen 10-Under baseball team came away with the tournament title in the Sun & Surf Baseball Bash held at Walt Disney World/ESPN Wide World of Sports between May 23-26. The Batmen were undefeated, 5-0, picking up wins against 2 teams from Central America and top teams from Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. The Batmen lived up to their name as the bats were hot as evidenced by the 66 hits and 81 runs scored in 5 games.      The Batmen opened up pool play on Friday against the Ecuador Cardenales and came away with a lopsided 22-1 victory. Lamonte Lindon began what would be a huge tournament for him at the plate with a perfect 3 for 3 (6 RBIs) game which included a home run. Five other Batmen players had multiple hits in this game including Brady Skipper, Ty Bridges, Kyler Oathout, Sam Bennett (3 RBIs), and Mitch Rutherford (3 RBIs). Bennett, Oathout, and Ryan Flint combined to earn the victory on the hill versus Ecuador allowing just 3 hits and striking out 8.     The Batmen’s second pool play game, also on Friday, was against a tough Oklahoma Pirates team. Rhett Rutherford’s first inning grand slam along with cousin Mitch Rutherford’s strong 4 inning effort on the mound led the Batmen to a 10-2 victory. Lindon, Matt Pearson, and Bridges added 2 hits apiece to aid in the win. Caraway made the defensive play of the game in right field with a great shoestring catch on the run.     In its third pool play game, on Saturday, the Batmen cruised to a 21-4 win over the Pro Player Hurricanes (Illinois). Lindon set the tone in the first inning with a grand slam.  A 16 run third inning put the game away. Skipper led the offense with 3 hits. Caraway, Mitch Rutherford, Lindon (6 RBIs) and Bridges contributed 2 hits apiece. Bridges and Caraway had solid outings on the mound.     With a 3-0 record, the Batmen earned the #1 seed in Pool A and earned a 1st round bye in elimination play. The Batmen next faced Club Fatty from Ecuador on Sunday in the gold bracket semi-final.  Club Fatty was 4-0 coming into this game.  The game was tight early but the Batmen pulled away for a 13-1 win. Bennett pitched a complete game 2 hitter. Mitch Rutherford (3 hits), Connor Clemons (2 hits, 3 RBIs), and Flint (1 hit, 3 RBIs) paced the Batmen offense.

     The Championship Game would be a faceoff between the Batmen and the 4-1 Del-Val Senators  from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The story again was the offense which banged out another 13 hits in a 15-1 Championship victory. Lindon had 3 hits, including another homerun and 3 RBIs to give him a total of 3 home runs and 17 RBIs on the weekend. Skipper, Mitch Rutherford (3 RBIs), Caraway, and Oathout had 2 hits apiece. Bridges made a couple of outstanding defensive plays in this game. Mitch Rutherford went the distance striking out 9 in 5 innings on the hill to help the Batmen clinch the tournament title.

 

 

BATMEN FACTS & FIGURES

The Batmen organization began in 2006. Since that time, thru June, 2014, Batmen teams have competed against teams from 19 different states (see below) plus Puerto Rico, Ecuador and the Virgin Islands amassing a 741-230 record along the way and picking up 16 league titles and 47 tournament titles in 3 different states. This has been the joint effort of some great kids, parents, and coaches through the years. We are looking forward to what the next few years holds in store for us! 

States Batmen teams have competed against: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, California, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, & North Carolina!

To check out Batmen History for the past several years, click on the tab for "Batmen News & Notes" from 2009-2014. The "My Site News" tab covers 2008.

 

BIG BATMEN TOURNAMENT HISTORY

6-U (2007)Warner Robins (7th) 7-U (2008)Cordele (4th)Waycross (4th)Warner Robins (4th)Bainbridge (2nd)Cordele (2nd)Leesburg (3rd) 8-U (2009):Bainbridge (1st)Dothan (2nd)Quitman (1st)Nashville (3rd)Quitman (2nd)Walt Disney World (2nd)Tallahassee (1st)Warner Robins (5th)Savannah (2nd)Valdosta (2nd) 9-U (2009/2010)Tallahassee (1st)Tifton (2nd)Tallahassee (2nd)Valdosta (5th)Dothan (3rd)Quitman (1st)Leesburg (2nd)Lake City (1st)Panama City (3rd)Leesburg (2nd) 10-U (2010/2011)Blakely (1st)Tallahassee (1st)Tifton (1st)Valdosta (1st)Atlanta (16th)Bainbridge (1st)East Cobb (3rd)Quitman (1st)Tifton (1st)Walt Disney World (1st) 11-U (2011/2012)Marianna (3rd)Dothan (5th)Lake City (1st)Marianna (3rd)Lake City (1st)Lake City (2nd)Brunswick (2nd)Lake City (5th)Bainbridge (3rd)East Cobb (5th)Valdosta (3rd)Dothan (5th)Tifton (1st)Leesburg (2nd)Panama City (3rd)Valdosta (1st)Walt Disney World (3rd)Daytona Beach (5th)Waycross (3rd)Marianna (3rd) 12-U (2012/2013)Tifton (2nd)Valdosta (1st)Bainbridge (2nd)Dothan (5th) ; Dothan (3rd) ; Valdosta (3rd); Marianna (2nd); Tifton (3rd); East Cobb (5th); Newberry (1st); Dothan (5th) Leesburg (3rd); Dublin (3rd); Tifton (3rd); Cooperstown (33rd); Valdosta (1st); Brunswick (1st); Marianna (2nd); 13-U (2013/2014) Jasper (1st); Valdosta (1st); Lake City (5th); Dothan (1st); Valdosta (5th); Newberry (3rd); Newberry (5th); Tifton (3rd) ; Madison (1st); Valdosta (2nd); Tifton (2nd); Valdosta (1st); Atlanta (3rd); Waycross (1st); Valdosta (2nd); Waycross (2nd); Valdosta (1st); Walt Disney World (1st); Lake City (1st); Valdosta (2nd) 

LITTLE BATMEN TOURNAMENT HISTORY 

7-U (2011)Blackshear (3rd)Tallahassee (4th)Quitman (2nd)Homerville (2nd)Brunswick (5th); Walt Disney World (8th) 8-U (2012)Lakeland (1st)Bainbridge (5th)Valdosta (5th); Leesburg (1st); Panama City (1st); Valdosta (1st); Panama City (3rd); Walt Disney World (2nd); 9-U (2012/2013) Tifton (1st); Valdosta (5th); Valdosta (1st); Dothan (3rd); Valdosta (3rd); Lake City (2nd); Tifton (1st); Newberry (1st); Atlanta (3rd); Lakeland (1st); Dothan (1st); Waycross (2nd); Tifton (3rd); Valdosta (1st); Gulf Shores (15th); 10U (2013/2014) Lake City (1st); Dothan (3rd); Valdosta (1st); St. Augustine (5th); Lake City (1st); Lake City (3rd), Newberry (5th); Tifton (1st); Valdosta (2nd); Waycross (1st); Atlanta (5th); Valdosta (5th); Waycross (2nd); Nashville (3rd); Walt Disney World (1st); Lake City (3rd); Valdosta (2nd)



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