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Georgia Batmen 11-Under Team

Georgia Batmen 11U is looking to add 1 player to its roster. We have a big 2015 coming up which will include a big event in July at Daytona Beach, FL. This group is also going to play in Cooperstown, NY in 2016 and fundraising for that will begin soon.  If interested, please call Jim Bennett at 229-630-3736.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGIA BATMEN BASEBALL 2015 KICK-OFF CLASSIC

January 31st, 2015 in Valdosta

1OU

3 Game Guarantee

$275 per team

Trophies for 1st Place

Questions or to Sign Up: Call Jim Bennett @ 229-630-3736

 

 

10U Teams (Can Take 4 Teams):

1. DKSA Elite (Confirming)

2. Pirates Black 

3. Valdosta Bandits

4. Columbia Timber Rattlers   

14U BATMEN KICK OFF 2015 WITH A GREAT WEEKEND IN ST. PETERSBURG, FL

The 14U Batmen took a trip to South Florida to knock off some rust to get ready for 2015 and to enjoy the warm Florida sunshine. Competing in a highly competitive Triple Crown Winter Nationals Event, the Batmen went 3-3 and finished in 3rd place out of 10 teams. The Batmen opened up play against Vero Beach Baseball Academy. After a horrible start, which saw the Batmen fall behind 8-0 early, the Batmen righted the ship but still lost 8-4. Damon, Cam G., & Adam each led the Batmen with 2 hits apiece. Cam G. also pitched 2 1/3 shutout innings.  The Batmen next faced the FBC Wolves (aka Ostingers) and lost a great pitchers duel 2-1. Austin and Damon combined on a 7 inning 1 hitter, but 2 unearned runs cost the Batmen who were also held to 1 hit.  In the 3rd and final pool play game, the Batmen earned its first victory of 2015 with an impressive 3-2 win over the Orlando Tigers Elite. Cam G. again had 2 hits to pace the offense. Spencer was outstanding in 4 innings of work on the hill.....allowing no runs on 3 hits. The Batmen opened elimination play against Team CFL USA. Austin Bennett pitched 3 perfect innings, 9 up & 9 down, to pace the Batmen to an 8-2 win. Cam G. and Dalton led the offensive attack with 3 hits apiece.  In the quarterfinal match, the Batmen again faced the strong Vero Beach team. The Batmen bats got hot and led to an extremely impressive 16-4 win over Vero Beach. The story in this game was certainly the offense which banged out 18 hits with multi hit games from Cam G., Cam V., Wyatt, Adam, and Spencer. Jeremiah pitched a perfect final inning. The Batmen next faced the Orlando Tigers Elite in another rematch and another great game. The Batmen fell behind 6-1 early, but battled back to take a 10-6 lead while totalling 16 more hits! Damon, Cole, Cam V., and Cam G. each had a 2 hit game while Adam knocked in 3 runs. Unfortunately, the Tigers would win the game, 11-10, on a 2 out walk off 3 run double. The Tigers also went on to win the tournament title. The Batmen went from rusty to mid-season form on the weekend! After just 8 runs on 13 hits in 3 games Saturday, the Batmen returned on Sunday to bang out 34 runs on 42 hits in 3 games.

8U BUNCH FINISHES OFF AN AWESOME YEAR FOR THE BATMEN

Never before had the Batmen played into December but weather forced a late finish to the Fall VLPRA season. The Batmen 8s had a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season. After a 3 week break between games, the Batmen returned to play a semi-final game versus the Panthers. Cold bats, but great defense, won a tight 4-3 contest for the Batmen and punched their ticket to the Championship. The Panthers returned from the loser's bracket to face the Batmen in the Championship. The Championship Game was tight early but the Batmen busted it open late and cruised to a 14-6 win to the claim both the Regular Season and Post Season Championships! This completes a 29-5 Fall for this newly organized 8U team! GOOOOOOOO BATMEN!

GEORGIA BATMEN BASEBALL TAKES OVER DOTHAN!

14U WINS THE DOTHAN TITLE TO COMPLETE AN UNDEFEATED FALL SEASON!

Perfection rarely happens in baseball. But the 14-Under Georgia Batmen just completed a perfect Fall season with a 23-0 record and collected 5 tournament titles along the way in Atlanta, Valdosta (x2), Milledgeville, and this past weekend in Dothan in the USSSA Halloween Havoc Tournament hosted by Ultimate Sports Promotions. The Batmen collected pool play victories over Dothan's Wiregrass Sports Academy (15-1) and over the Troy (AL) Trojans (14-2) and defeated the Mobile (AL) Team ICON (5-4) in the semi-final, and the Auburn (AL) Stixx (9-3) in the Championship.

Cam Vickers and Austin Bennett combined on a 3 hitter in the win over Wiregrass Sports Academy. Cole Rogers, Cam Vickers, and Dalton Smith had 2 hits apiece at the plate while Brandon Walker and Josiah Miller each knocked in 4 runs.

Wyatt Fender, Spencer Culp, Walker, Cade Lambert, Dalton Smith, and JD Tease combined on a 3 hitter in the win over Troy. Fender also led the offense with 4 RBIs in this game. 

In the win over Team ICON, ease and Miller both pitched well to limit a strong offensive team. The Batmen fell behind early 4-0 in this game but battled back to win 5-4. Smith and Miller had 2 hit games while Austin Bennett and Jake Bennett had key RBI singles to lead the comeback.

The Batmen jumped ahead of the Auburn Stixx in the first inning and never trailed in this game. Fender was solid on the mound for 6 innings and Walker closed it out in the 7th with a perfect inning. Miller (2 hits, 3 RBIs), Tease (2 hits, 2 RBIs), and Culp (1 hit, 2 RBIs) led the offense in the Championship Game.

8U BATMEN FINISH 2ND IN DOTHAN!

While the defense struggled much of the weekend, the bats were hot and carried the Batmen to a 2nd place finish in Dothan in this tough, 8 team, USSSA Halloween Havoc Tournament. The Batmen opened pool play with an exciting extra inning 24-22 loss to the Columbus Copperheads Blue. This was a back and forth affair the entire game. The Batmen came to bat in the bottom of the 6th and final inning down 17-14. Four consecutive hits to begin the inning tied it at 17-17 with a runner on 2nd and no outs. Three consecutive batters hit line drives but the Copperheads made great catches on each one to maintain the tie and eventually defeat the Batmen in extra innings. The Batmen's second pool play game would be against the Troy Swat. The Batmen fell behind 11-3 early but the bats again got hot as the boys run ruled the Swat 23-13.

The Batmen earned the #5 seed after pool play and opened up against the #4 seeded Columbus Copperheads Orange in a game that would prove to be another thriller. The Batmen trailed 11-3 going into the 4th inning but scratched back in the game to tie it up in the 6th. Both teams scored 2 runs in the 7th inning. The Batmen scored 3 in the top of the 8th and held off another Cooperheads rally to preserve a 20-18 win. In the Quarterfinal, the Batmen matched up against a strong Enterprise Hitmen team. Both teams jumped out with 6 runs in the 1st inning but then the defenses of each team traded good plays to slow down the scoring the rest of the game. The Batmen held off a late Hitmen rally with a game ending double play to secure the 11-9 win and punch its tickets to the Championship Game! In the Championship, the Batmen faced the Lee Co. Big Stix. The Big Stix grabbed the momentum early and, unlike the prior games, the Batmen bats went cold and were unable to muster much offense. The Big Stix came away with an 11-1 win over the Batmen.

On the weekend, the entire lineup hit well but several batters stood out including: Walker Pruitt (14 hits, including 5 doubles, 4 triples and 16 RBIs); Skyler Howell (14 hits, including 3 doubles, 1 triple, and 9 RBIs); Ashton Bohler ( 13 hits, including 3 doubles, 2 triples, and 11 RBIs); Ty Moses (13 hits including 5 doubles and 8 RBIs); and Eli Underhill (13 hits, including 2 doubles and 6 RBIs).

11U FINISHES A VERY RESPECTABLE 3RD IN DOTHAN!

The 11U team was in a challenging position in this elite 11U bracket. 26 11U teams signed up for Dothan but the 10 Major/AAA teams were separated out as a separate bracket and all ten teams were strong top level teams. The tournament favorite had to be the West Florida Hammerheads. The Hammerheads ultimately did in fact win the tournament and handed the Batmen both of their losses (8-2 in pool play) and (3-2 in the semi final). The Batmen 11s played well versus the Hammerheads and also picked up victories over the Big Dogs (12-3 in pool play) and the Tallahassee Heat (7-3 in the quarterfinal). Sam, Blaydon, and Ryan combined for a solid pitching performance against the Big Dogs. Ryan led the offense with a home run and 4 RBIs. Ryan also pitched well in a losing effort in the pool play game versus the Hammerheads. Blaydon pitched a gem versus the Heat striking out 13 in 5 innings of work compared to just 1 walk. Blaydon also hit a 3 run homer that tied the game up in the top of the 3rd. Ryan was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate. In the Championship, Mason did a heck of a job pitching holding the high powered Hammerheads offense to just 3 runs and also drove in the only 2 Batmen runs. Again, a very good showing in a very strong field of teams.

 

 

BATMEN FACTS & FIGURES

The Batmen organization began in 2006. Since that time, thru the end of the 2014 season, Batmen teams have competed against teams from 19 different states (see below) plus Puerto Rico, Ecuador and the Virgin Islands amassing a 826-242-17 record along the way and picking up 17 league titles and 56 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.

 

BATMEN I 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); Dublin (3rd) ; 14-U (2014/2015) Milledgeville (1st); Atlanta (1st); Valdosta (1st); Valdosta (1st); Dothan (1st); Clearwater (3rd)

BATMEN II 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); Dublin (2nd); 11-U (2014/2015: Tifton (1st); Waycross (2nd); Bainbridge (2nd); Jesup (1st)'; Leesburg (1st); Dothan (3rd)

 

BATMEN III TOURNAMENT HISTORY

8-U (2014/2015): Leesburg (1st); Dothan (2nd)



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