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Batmen 8U Defeats Puerto Rico to Claim Title at Disney!

Batmen 11U Wins Youth Baseball Nationals!


















                                                   Batmen 14U Wins Youth Baseball Nationals in Daytona Beach!!! 



The Georgia Batmen finished off an amazing 14U season by winning the Youth Baseball Nationals Tournament at Daytona Beach, Florida.  The event was held July 10-16th.  The format of the tournament included 5 pool play games to be played on Saturday thru Tuesday followed by a single elimination playoff on Wednesday and Thursday.  The Batmen opened pool play on Saturday versus the Nor Cal Quakes from San Francisco, CA.  Wyatt Fender scattered 4 hits over 5 innings and struck out 6 while allowing no runs to lead the Batmen to a 4-0 victory.  Austin Bennett led the offense with 2 hits.  In the next game, the Batmen faced off with the Peachtree City (GA) Bats and came away with another shutout, this time 7-0. Dalton Smith pitched 3 shutout innings and Bennett came on in relief to pitched 3 hitless and scoreless innings. Fender had 2 hits including a home run and 2 RBIs to lead the offense. Cameron Gill added 2 hits as well.

In their 3rd pool play game, the Batmen faced off with the North Texas Vipers.  Cam Vickers, Spencer Culp, and Preston Joye combined on a no-hitter while Fender (2 for 2, 5 RBIs), Vickers (3 for 3, 2 RBIs), & Joye (2 for 2, 2 RBIs) paced the offensive attack. Andrew Weldon and Culp also chipped in 2 RBIs each.

The 4th pool play game was a match up versus the Carolina (NC) Titans.  Damon Collins and Fender led off the game with back to back, 350' plus, home runs and the Batmen raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning in what appeared to be another runaway victory. The Titans, however, battled back to a 6-5 win over the Batmen.

The Batmen bounced back after the tough loss to the Titans with a final pool play game 9-6 victory over the Central Texas Legends. Fender hit another home run, his 3rd of the tournament, and drove in 4 runs. Bennett was 2 for 2 at the plate.  Bennett and Gill combined on the hill for the victory.

In elimination play, the Batmen, the #2 seed after pool play, opened with the Bronx (NY) Warriors and came away with a 19-1 win.  Adam Newberry (3 for 3, 2 RBIs), Gill (3 for 3, 2 RBIs), Vickers (2 for 2, 3 RBIs), and Bennett (2 for 2, 1 RBI) led the offensive attack while Bennett also pitched all 3 innings of this mercy rule shortened game.

The semi-final would be a rematch with the Central Texas Legends. Fender and Weldon combined on a 1 hitter to lead the Batmen to a 7-1 victory. Weldon also led the offense with a 3 for 3 game that included a single, double, and a triple.

The Championship Game pitted the Batmen against the #1 seed and undefeated Florida Revenge. Fender and Smith combined on a 3 hitter.  The bats stayed hot in this game as Bennett (2 for 4, 3 RBIs), Weldon (2 for 3, 2 RBIs), Gill (2 for 2), and Jeremiah Lawrence (2 for 2) led the Batmen to 13 hits and an 11-2 Championship victory!

Wyatt Fender, Austin Bennett, and Damon Collins were named to the Tournament All-Star team.  In addition to great pitching, Fender was 13 for 20 at the plate, with 7 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, and 15 RBIs.  Fender was also the Home Run Derby Champion in the Skills Competition held on Championship Thursday.  Bennett also pitched well and was 11 for 17 at the plate to go with a couple of great defensive plays at 1st base.  Collins had a .600 on base average from the lead off spot and played great defense in center field.  Collins was also co-champion of the 14U fastest runner around the bases in the Skills Competition.

The 14U Georgia Batmen conclude their year (August, 2014 thru July, 2015) with an impressive 63-5 record which included 29 shutouts.  This group won 12 of the 14 tournaments in which it competed including events in Atlanta, Dothan, Panama City Beach, and Daytona Beach among others.




The 11U Georgia Batmen competed in the highly competitive Youth Baseball Nationals Tournament held at Daytona Beach, FL from July 10-16th.  The format of the tournament included 5 pool play games played between Saturday and Tuesday with a single elimination tournament on Wednesday and Thursday.  The Batmen opened up pool play against the Oviedo Swamp Dawgs.  Sam Bennett got the tournament started off right with a perfect game on the mound in this mercy rule shortened game as the Batmen won 14-0. Lamonte Lindon (2 for 3, 3 RBIs) and Gabe Duncan (2 for 3, 2 RBIs) each homered while Bennett and Ty Bridges each knocked in 2 runs.

In their second pool game, the Batmen matched up with a strong First Strike team and were defeated 7-4. Duncan pitched well in the loss allowing just 1 earned run and striking out 6 in 3 innings of work on the mound.  Bridges was one of the few offensive bright spots in this game going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

The Batmen's third pool game would be against the FBH Miracles.  Miracles' pitchers had trouble finding the strike zone leading to 11 walks and a 17-2 Batmen victory. Daniel Kerrigan (2 for 2, 2 RBIs), Bridges (3 RBIs), Brady Skipper (2 RBIs), Bennett (2 RBIs), and Ryan Flint (2 RBIs) led the offense. Kerrigan was solid on the mound surrendering just 2 hits and 1 earned run in 3 innings of work. Bridges pitched a perfect final inning to close it out.

In their fourth pool game, the Batmen routed the Port Orange Panthers White team 15-1.  The Batmen scored 10 runs in the top of the 1st inning and never looked back. Lindon was 2 for 2 with 2 doubles. Jalen Hudson had a perfect 2 for 2 game at the plate. Matt Pearson doubled in 2 runs and Bennett added another 2 RBIs as well.  Pearson also picked up the win on the mound with 2 solid innings while Skipper came in to close it out with a strong final inning.

The final pool game game pitted the Batmen versus a highly touted Miami Phenoms team. The Batmen jumped out to a 3-2 lead after the 1st inning and 8-5 lead after the 2nd inning and then held on for an 8-7 win. Skipper (triple), Lindon (double), and Duncan (2 doubles) each had 2 hits and 2 RBIs.  Bridges was solid in middle relief to hold the Phenoms' potent offense at bay. Duncan came in the final 2 innings to strike out 5 Phenom batters to close it out.

The Batmen earned the 3rd seed after pool play and opened up elimination play against the Lady Lake Warriors. Bennett and Hudson each pitched 2 scoreless innings to lead the Batmen to a 10-0 win. Kerrigan and Bridges each batted in 2 runs to aid the offense. Jordan Caraway robbed a Warrior batter of a what appeared to be a certain hit in the 1st inning as Caraway charged the ground ball and gunned the batter out at 1st Base.

The semi-final game matched the Batmen against the Port Orange Panthers Grey team.  Panthers Grey were undefeated at 6-0 and were the #2 seed.  The Batmen opened up with a 4 run top of the 1st inning.  The Panthers scored 3 in the bottom of the 3rd to make it 4-3.  The Batmen came right back and responded with a 5 run top of the 4th and went on to win the game 10-5.  Kerrigan earned the win on the mound with 3 1/3 strong innings.  Duncan earned the save in relief of Kerrigan. Lindon again led the offense with 3 hits and Duncan (2 for 4, 3 RBIs), Daniel Kerrigan (2 for 4), Bridges (2 RBIs), and Hudson (2 RBIs) all were a  big part of the offensive attack.  The Batmen turned 3 double plays in this game, including a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

The Championship Game was a rematch between the Batmen and First Strike, the only team to defeat the Batmen in pool play.  First Strike was 7-0 and the #1 seed coming into this final ball game of the tournament.  Again, the Batmen jumped out early with a 2 run top of the 1st inning.  The Batmen added 4 more runs in the 3rd, 2 runs in the 4th, and then put it away with a 4 run 5th inning to win the game 12-3 and secure the tournament Championship. Duncan had a tremendous performance in the finale going 4 for 4 at the plate with a home run, double, and 5 RBIs and also pitched a complete game. Lindon added 3 more hits and an RBI while Hudson drove in 2 runs to help the offense.

While he had no multi-hit games, Mason Mikell had a hit in 7 of the 8 games to go 7 for 17 on the week to go with 5 walks and a hit by pitch. Mikell also won the speed competition as the fastest 11U player around the bases.

Three Batmen players were named to the Tournament All-Star Team: Lamonte Lindon, Daniel Kerrigan, and Gabe Duncan.  Lindon was 13 for 21 with 9 RBIs.  Lindon also won the Home Run Derby which was held just before the Championship Game.  Kerrigan had 2 solid outings on the mound, played great defense at second base and catcher, and was 8 for 16 at the plate. Duncan was 13 for 25 at the plate with 6 doubles, 2 home runs, and 15 RBIs to go with 20 strikeouts on the mound in 12 innings of work.



8-U Georgia Batmen Finish Runner-Up at PC Beach

The 8-Under Georgia Batmen finished runner up at the Grand Slam “Battle at the Beach” event held on June 13th/14th.  The Batmen defeated the Baton Route (LA) Pelicans (18-3) and the Panama City Beach Bashers (18-3) in pool play to earn the #1 seed. The Batmen opened up the 1st round of elimination play with a 17-7 win over the Jackson County (FL) Bulldogs.  The Batmen lost a hard fought Championship Game, 16-12, to the #2 seeded Enterprise (AL) Hitmen.  Landon Parrish was the offensive hero on the weekend as he belted 4 home runs, including 2 in the Championship Game.

11-U Georgia Batmen Enjoying Recent Success on the Diamond

The 11-U Georgia Batmen have played their best baseball of the season over the last month.  The 11U Batmen participated in the Valdosta Boy’s & Girl’s Club 12U Spring League and came away with the Post-Season Championship Title after a thrilling extra inning victory on May 27th. 

The following weekend, May 30th/31st, the Batmen participated in the Perfect Game Southeastern Championship at Lake Point. This event featured 32 of the top 11U teams from around the Southeast, 8 pools of 4 teams with only the top team in each pool advancing to the Final 8.  The Batmen earned pool play victories over the Atlanta Astros (11-2), RBI Angels (12-0), and over one of the tournament favorites, Team Rawlings (SC), (4-3).  The Batmen lost in its 4th game, in the elite 8 round, to the Home Plate Chili Dogs to finish tied for 5th with the East Cobb Astros, East Cobb Braves, Team Mizuno Georgia.

On June 13th, the Batmen 11U boys played in the Camsports “Turf Wars” tournament in Dublin, GA and came away with the tournament title with a perfect 4-0 record on the day.

14-U Georgia Batmen Continue Amazing Run

The 14-U Georgia Batmen reeled off 27 straight wins, and 5 straight tournament titles, to finish the 2014 season.  After a 3-3 showing against a strong field of teams in Clearwater, FL in early January, the Batmen have a new streak that reached 26 straight wins, and 6 straight tournament titles, after this past weekend (June 13th/14th) in Panama City, FL at the Grand Slam “Battle at the Beach” event.  The Batmen defeated the Columbus Young Guns (7-6) and the Tallahassee Tomahawks (10-2) in pool play.  The Batmen opened up elimination play against the Ohio Bulls and came away with a 19-1 win.  The Batmen faced the Niceville Traveling Eagles in the semi-final. The Batmen fell behind 3-0 but scored 4 runs in their last at bat to go up 4-3.  The Eagles loaded the bases with nobody out.  Dalton Smith came on in relief and struck out the next 3 batters on 11 pitches to seal the win.  The Championship Game was a rematch with the Tallahassee Tomahawks.  The Batmen were down 8-4 going into their last at bat and scored 5 runs to go up 9-8 and then held on to win after a 3 up, 3 down  last at bat for the Tomahawks. 



8U Georgia Batmen win Disney's Sun & Surf Bash


The Georgia Batmen completed a great weekend of baseball on May 22-25th, going 5-0, and winning Disney's Sun & Surf Baseball Bash at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Batmen opened up pool play with a 16-5 win over the South Miami Ballbusters.  Ashton Bohler and Ty Moses hit home runs in this opening game and Landon Parrish added two triples. 

In their 2nd pool game, the Batmen defeated the Puerto Rico Astroboys 20-8. Cole Bennett (4 RBIs) and Eli Underhill (3 RBIs) led the offensive attack in this game with 3 for 3 efforts at the plate. Bohler and Parrish added home runs.  Walker Pruitt went 2 for 3 (2 RBIs) with a triple as well.  Cade Touchton added 2 hits and 2 RBIs. 

In game #3 of pool play, the Batmen came away with a 20-9 win over the South Miami Wahoos. Michael Fletcher, Skyler Howell, and Wesley Borgert were the offensive stars in this game each going 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs.

The Batmen earned the #1 seed after pool play and were pitted against the South Miami Ballbusters in the semi-final. The Batmen again defeated the Ballbusters, this time 19-10.  Sawyer Brunson came up big with 3 RBIs while going 2 for 3 at the plate. Maddox Coile went 3 for 3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.

The Championship Game would be a match up of the two undefeated teams, the Batmen and the Puerto Rico Hunters.  The Batmen put together their strongest effort of the weekend in this 10-0 title clinching victory. The Batmen defense shined this game with several stellar plays including double plays started by shortstop Skyler Howell to finish off both the 1st and 2nd innings. Howell was also 2 for 2 with 2 doubles at the plate. Moses got the offense going with a big 2 run homer in the top of the 1st inning as the Batmen raced out to a 5-0 lead.

This was the 3rd consecutive tournament title for the 8U Batmen who are 33-5 on the year, including their last 16 wins in a row, in coach pitch/machine pitch games. The 8U Batmen also competed in the 9/10 Spring Boy's Club Live Pitch League and finished runner up in the regular season and runner up in the post-season with an 8-4 record.



 The 14-U Georgia Batmen went undefeated, 4-0, en route to the tournament title in the USSSA event held in Macon on May 9th.  The Batmen opened with an 8-0 win over the Bullpen (McDonough) Braves. Austin Bennett & Dalton Smith combined on the shutout. The Batmen won its second game, 5-0, over the Valdosta Chain behind a strong 2 hit shutout thrown by Wyatt Fender and Spencer Culp. Fender also paced the offense with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. In the first round of elimination play, the Batmen faced Chain Marucci Black (Warner Robins). Smith allowed just 1 hit, and struck out 6, in 5 innings. Bennett led the offense with 2 hits and 2 RBIs.  In the Championship Game, the Batmen jumped out to a 10-0 lead against the Titletown Tigers. However, the Tigers refused to go quietly and made it interesting late, but the Batmen held on for a 10-7 win. Cole Rogers, Adam Newberry (3 RBIs), Cade Lambert (2 RBIs), and Bennett (3 RBIs) each led the offense with 2 hits in the finale.

The 14U Batmen again went undefeated, 4-0, on May 16th in an event held at Freedom Park in Valdosta to win a tournament put on Peach State Diamond Sports. The Batmen shut out the Thomasville Attack (14-0) and Clutch Baseball Academy from Cairo (7-0) in pool play. After a 9-0 victory over the Thomsville Attack in the semi-final, the Batmen defeated the Black Sox 8-4 in the Championship. JD Tease led the Batmen with an .800 batting average in this event while Dalton Smith (.667, 4 RBIs), Wyatt Fender (.583, 9 RBIs, 3 HRs), and Andrew Weldon (.545, 5 RBIs, 2 HRs) contributed significantly to the offensive attack. Weldon (4 innings), Austin Bennett (2 innings), Smith (2 innings), Cade Lambert (2 innings), and Tease (1 inning) all pitched scoreless innings to help the Batmen to 13 shutout wins in its last 16 games.


Georgia Batmen 8-Under wins Back to Back Tournaments

 On May 2nd in Valdosta, the 8-Under Batmen went 4-0 and won the tournament title in an event put on by Peach State Diamond Sports. The Batmen scored 83 runs in this coach-pitch event while only allowing 13 runs. The Batmen defeated the South Georgia (Leesburg) Bombers 23-9 in the Championship Game.  On May 9th, the 8-U Batmen went to Jesup, GA to participate in a machine pitch tournament hosted by My South Tournaments. The Batmen again went 4-0 and won an exciting, extra inning thriller, 12-8, versus Around The Horn from Statesboro, GA. The next stop for the 8-U Batmen will be Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports on Memorial Day Weekend.



After taking 3 months off for school ball, the 14-Under Batmen have picked up right where they left off continuing a string of success that saw them go undefeated (24-0) in the Fall.

The Batmen 14s participated in the Coastal Georgia Sports event in Valdosta on April 11th and went 3-0.  The Batmen opened with a 14-0 win over Pierce County Grizzlies behind homeruns from Cam Vickers (4 RBIs), Jeremiah Lawrence (4 RBIs), and Damon Collins.  Austin Bennett and Collins combined on a no-hitter on the mound versus the Grizzlies.  The Batmen next faced the Lake City (FL) Pride and came away with an 11-4 win.  The Batmen banged out 3 more home runs in this game, this time by Josiah Miller (4 RBIs), Andrew Weldon, and JD Tease. Dalton Smith was 2 for 2 in this game with 2 RBIs.  Miller was the winning pitcher versus the Pride, striking out 5 and scattering 6 hits over 4 innings.  Bennett again took the mound in the Championship Game versus the Pierce County Grizzlies and again shut them out in a 12-0 run rule shortened 3 inning game.  Josiah Miller banged out a walk off grand slam and Adam Newberry joined the long ball club as well to give the Batmen 8 home runs on the day from 7 different players.


On April 18th, the Batmen played in a Peach State Diamond Sports event Waycross and came away with 4 shutout victories to earn the tournament title there.  Bennett, Vickers, and Lawrence combined on the 2 hit shutout in a 10-0 game one versus win over the Coastal Georgia Outlaws. Bennett led the offense with a 3 for 3 (2 RBIs) game while Wyatt Fender, Vickers, Newberry, and Smith each added 2 hits apiece.  In the 2nd pool play game, the Batmen defeated a solid Rated R team 5-0. Fender and Smith combined on another 2 hit shutout and combined to strike out 11 opposing batters. Lawrence hit a big 2 run homer to pace the offense. In the 1st round of elimination play, the Batmen defeated the Georgia Force 10-0.  Vickers, Spencer Culp, and Collins combined on a 1 hitter. Collins also led the offense with 3 hits while Fender, Newberry, and Bennett each added 2 hits to the offensive attack.  The Championship Game would be a rematch with Rated R and the Batmen again shutout the opposition in an 8-0 victory. Fender struck out 8, allowing just 2 hits, in 4 innings on the mound. Bennett came in and struck out the side to seal the victory and help earn the Batmen the Title in Waycross. Collins (3 hits), Fender (2 hits), Vickers (2 hits), Seth Kipper (2 RBIs), and Smith (1 RBI) paced the Batmen offense in this Championship Game.


These first two South Georgia events were preparation for the Perfect Game Invitational held in Atlanta at the new LakePoint/Perfect Game Facility on April 26th/27th.  At this event, which was loaded with forty-eight 14U teams, including some of the top teams the Nation, the Batmen went 3-0 with shutout victories over the Hoover (AL) Bucs (8-0) and West Georgia Expos (12-0) and finished up with an impressive 4-3 win over a strong Team Mizuno Georgia Elite squad.  In the opener versus Hoover, Bennett started on the mound and pitched 3 shutout innings. Smith matched his teammate with 3 shutout, hitless, innings of his own to close it out. The big blow offensively in this game was an approximately 400’ three run shot by Miller, with a BBCOR bat, that left everyone that saw it in awe of how far the young 8th grader hit the baseball.  Collins and JD Tease added 2 hits apiece to help the Batmen offense.  In the second game at LakePoint, the Batmen would earn their 7 consecutive shutout, this time a 12-0 win over the West Georgia Expos. Spencer Culp and Miller combined on the 2 hit shutout.  Miller, Collins, and Fender (3 RBIs) also led the offense with 2 hits each. Andrew Weldon had a double and 2 RBIs.  In their final game in LakePoint, the Batmen matched up against a strong Team Mizuno Georgia Elite team. While the shutout streak came to an end, the Batmen still came away victorious with a 4-3 win. Tease allowed two runs in the 1st inning but settled down to retire the next 12 batters in order in the 2nd thru 5th innings. Fender came in to pitch the last two innings to earn the save. Fender, Weldon (2 RBIs), and Tease (2 RBIs) led the offense with 2 hits each.  Solid defense from the entire team, and spectacular defensive plays by Miller at shortstop and Collins in centerfield were also a big factor in this win over a great opponent.





The 8U Batmen played hard against some great teams and came away with a 1-2 record. The boys opened up with a 13-6 win over the Tallahassee Tomahawks. The Batmen next loss 11-10 to the eventual tournament champs the Big Stixx. The way the pool play games were set up, with the top 3 teams battling each other, elimination play as expected involved the same 3 teams on the same side of the bracket. In the quarterfinal, the Batmen lost to the Tomahawks 10-8. The offensive leaders on the day were Skyler (6-9), Ashton (6-9), Walker (5-9), and Michael (5-7). Walker hit 2 home runs on the day while Ashton and Skyler added 1 home run each. Walker made the defensive play of the day with an awesome diving catch in left field on a hard hit ball in the game versus the Big Stixx. A few breaks and a little better play and the Batmen certainly could have been 3-0 in these games, but too many mistakes against some good teams on this day!


The 11U Batmen jumped out early on the Thomasville Tomahawks and never looked back in a 21-2 win. Lamonte led the offense with a 3 for 3 effort at the plate, 4 RBIs, and a homer. Kyler pitched 2 shutout innings and Sam pitched a perfect 3rd inning. In game #2, the Batmen struggled on defense, with 9.....yes 9.....errors, and were defeated by a strong FCA Slammers team 8-4. The highlight of this game was a grand slam by Mason. The Batmen opened up elimination play with a 3-0 win over the Tallahassee Tomahawks. Sam pitched 5 shutout innings, surrendering just 3 hits. Ty pitched a scoreless bottom of the 6th to pick up the save. The Batmen only managed 5 hits, but one of those was another home run by Lamonte. The semi-final would be a rematch between the Batmen and the Sluggers. The Batmen jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the 1st and ultimately prevailed 6-0. Mitch pitched 5 outstanding innings on the hill, allowing no runs and just 2 hits. Kyler pitched a scoreless 6th inning to close it out. Matt and Skip each had 2 hit games at the plate. The Championship Game pitted the Batmen versus DKSA. Blaydon Plain took the hill for DKSA and made it tough on the Batmen. But, to their credit, the boys banged out 6 hits and scored 4 runs against a dominant pitcher. However, Plain led the offense as well and led DKSA to a 5-4 win. 


The bats were hot and the pitching was dominant and the 55-3 cumulative score confirmed the Batmen were the top team in Jesup this past Saturday. The road to the title included wins over the Jackets (18-2), Terrors (15-0), Southern Elite (11-1), and the Southern Tide (11-0). Mason Mikell was dominant on the mound in the semi-final versus Southern Elite striking out 9, and allowing just 1 hit in 4 innings. Sam Bennett followed that up with a no-hit, 7 strike out, performance in the Championship win versus the Southern Tide. Ty Bridges (2 innings), and Jordan Caraway (1 inning) also pitched shutout innings ealier in pool play. Lamonte Lindon was the offensive hero on the day, belting out 3 home runs, 8 total hits on the day (.800 batting average), and driving in 9 runs. Mikell batted .727 in the 4 games while Ryan Flint (.571) and Matt Pearson (.545) posted the other above .500 batting averages. Jalen Hudson hit his first career home run in win over the Jackets. Brady Skipper again locked down the left side of the infield with stellar play at shortstop.


With no other options, and wanting to play ball, the Batmen 8U team played up this past Saturday in a 9U kid pitch tournament. The Batmen actually won their 1st game 12-5 over the Southern Boys. The Batmen followed that up with a 16-6 loss to Southern Elite. In a semi-final rematch with Southern Elite, the Batmen played a heck of a game but came up a little short in a 4-3 loss. The Southern Boys, who the Batmen beat earlier, ended up beating Southern Elite to claim the tournament title.  Ty Moses, age 7, was tremendous on the mound and also had a couple of key hits. Skyler Howell was impressive behind the plate. It was a good day and great experience for the Batmen to get a taste of what they will be doing full-time just a few months from now.


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.


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!



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.


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).


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.




The Batmen organization began in 2006. Since that time, thru December, 2015, Batmen teams have competed against teams from 20 different states (see below) plus Puerto Rico, Ecuador and the Virgin Islands amassing a 1,041-291-15 record along the way and picking up 18 league titles and 88 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, South Carolina, & 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.



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); Valdosta (1st); Waycross (1st); Atlanta (1st); Macon (1st); Valdosta (1st); Panama City Beach (1st); Valdosta (2nd); Lake Park (1st); Daytona Beach (1st); 15U (2015): Atlanta (3rd); St. Augustine (1st)


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); Jesup (1st); Thomasville (2nd); Leesburg (2nd); Newberry (3rd); Tallahassee (3rd); Valdosta (2nd); Waycross (5th); Valdosta (2nd); Jesup (3rd); Waycross (3rd); Atlanta (5th); Dublin (1st); Valdosta (5th); Daytona Beach (1st); 12-U (2015/2016): Valdosta (1st); Marianna (5th); Bainbridge (1st); Dothan (5th)



8-U (2014/2015): Leesburg (1st); Dothan (2nd); Jesup (3rd); Thomasville (5th); Newberry (5th); Leesburg, (2nd); Tallahassee (2nd); Blackshear (1st); Blackshear (2nd); Valdosta (1st) ; Jesup (1st); Walt Disney World (1st); Panama City Beach (2nd); Valdosta (1st); 9-U (2015/2016): Thomasville (1st); Dublin (2nd); Valdosta (1st); Douglas (1st), Marianna (1st); Bainbridge (1st); Dothan (3rd); Waycross (2nd)


8U (2015/2016): Milledgeville (2nd); Dublin (1st); Valdosta (1st); Marianna (1st); Leesburg (2nd); Valdosta (1st); Marianna (1st); Newberry (1st); Dothan (2nd); Blackshear (2nd)

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