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BATMEN 14s CONTINUE TO DOMINATE WITH VALDOSTA USSSA TITLE!!!!

The 14U Batmen won this PSDS USSSA event with a cumlative 50-2 score with wins over the Jacksonville Crusaders (11-1), 386 Impact Carolina (14-0), Jacksonville Crusaders (8-0), Chain Marucci Gold (9-1), and Thomasville Attack (8-0). The Batmen only managed 6 hits in the opening game versus the Crusaders, 2 each by Cole and Damon, but 10 walks ultimately led to the Crusaders defeat. Austin, Spencer, and Dalton combined on the mound to allow no earned runs. In the win over 386 Impact, Wyatt, Cade, and Nick combined on a 2 hit shutout and combined to strike out 8 batters. The Batmen banged out 14 hits including 3 by Damon and 2 apiece by Austin, Cole, Cam, and Dalton. In the first round of elimination play, Austin took the mound against the Crusaders and pitched a gem. After allowing a lead off hit, Austin retired the next 15 batters in order to earn the win. Damon and Spencer led the offense with 2 hits apiece. The Batmen next faced Chain Marucci Gold in the Semi-Final. The game was tight early but Wyatt came in relief (7 strikeouts in 3 innings) and shut down the opponent to allow the Batmen to pull away for the victory. Cam hit a line drive home run, and Jeremiah hit a key double, to help the Batmen earn the victory. Cade and Dalton contributed 2 hits apiece. Wyatt got the start in the Championship Game and was again dominant striking out 6 and allowing just 2 hits in 3 shutout innings. Dalton closed the game out with 1 1/3 shutout innings in relief. Wyatt was also the offensive hero in this game with a long moon shot home run to go with 2 total hits and 3 RBIs. Spencer had a key 2 run single to blow the game open.

BATMEN 11s WIN AGAIN.........THIS TIME IN LEESBURG

The 11U Batmen cruised to pool play victories over the Albany Blaze (14-5) and over the South GA Shockers (15-10) before dominating the Ray City Leather Busters (15-0) and South GA Outlaws (9-1) in the Championship. Connor, Ryan, and Jalen combined for the win on the mound versus the Blaze. Gabe, Lamonte, Jordan, and Lawrence led the offense with 2 hits apiece. The Batmen jumped out to a 15-0 lead versus the Shockers and ultimately came away with a 15-10 win. Lawrence pitched 2 shutout innings to start the game. Brady led the offense with 3 hits while Gabe, Mason, Lamonte, Jordan, and Jalen (4 RBIs) each added 2 hits. In the semi-final versus the Leather Busters, Gabe was nearly perfect on the mound in 3 innings allowing only 1 baserunner to reach 1st base. Sam pitched a shutout inning to close it out. Brady had 2 more hits in this game and Lamonte added a big 2 run homer. Jordan made a great defensive play on a fly ball he chased down in right field. In the Championship Game, Gabe continued his good work on the mound, again going 3 innings, this time allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 6. Sam pitched another shutout inning to close this game out. Mason and Lamonte each led the offense with 2 hits but it was Ryan, who hit a big 2 run home run, his first, to put the Batmen ahead for good 3-1 and ultimately the Batmen came out on top by a final score of 9-1 to secure the tournament title!

BATMEN 8U GETS FIRST KID PITCH ACTION........AND DOMINATE!

The 8U bunch played a series of scrimmage games this week. First, on Monday the Batmen played another 7/8 local kid pitch team and came away with a 20-6 win. On Tuesday, the Batmen matched up against a local 9/10 team and won 11-5. Walker and Blake were dominant on the mound combining to allow no hits, no runs, and struck out 8! On Thursday, the Batmen faced another 9/10 team and this time came away with a 24-3 win! Ty struck out 7 of 8 batters he faced in his pitching debut! Cole struck out 4 batters and Skyler and Eli were also dominate as these 4 pitchers combined to allow just 1 hit, and no runs while striking out 13! In both of the kid pitch games, the teams played a couple innings of coach pitch followed by a few innings of kid pitch. Batmen pitchers allowed no runs in the kid pitch innings while combining to strike out 20 opposing batters in the two games!!!!

GEORGIA BATMEN 11U TEAM WINS JESUP TOURNAMENT!! 

The 11U Georgia Batmen went 4-0 en route to the tournament title on September 20th in Jesup in an event hosted by My South Tournaments. The Batmen defeated the Bone Crushers (6-3) and Ware Gators (7-3) in pool play. This 8 team event was divided after pool play into a Gold and Silver Bracket. The Batmen were the #1 seed in the Gold Bracket and ended up having rematch games with the Bone Crushers (9-3) in the semi-final and against the Gators (9-1) in the Championship…..again coming out victorious! Lamonte Lindon and Blaydon Plain each homered twice for the Batmen during the tournament. Plain also struck out 12 in 5 innings on the mound in the Championship. Sam Bennett got the win in 1 1/3 innings of relief versus the Gators in pool play and also got the start and earned the victory against the Gators in elimination play with 4 2/3 solid innings of work. Connor Clemons and Anderson Everett combined on the mound for the first win over the Bone Crushers and were assisted by Ryan Flint who made a tremendous diving catch to end a Bone Crushers’ rally.


GEORGIA BATMEN 8U TEAM WINS IN LEESBURG!!

                The 8U Georgia Batmen traveled to Leesburg on September 13th and competed against several Albany/Leesburg area teams in an event hosted by Peach State Diamond Sports.  The Batmen went 2-1 in pool play, recording wins over the Mariners (19-6) and Braves (22-1) and picked up their only loss to the Bombers (22-14). The Batmen had a rematch with the Bombers in the Championship and this time came out on top 17-3 to secure the title. Eli Underhill led the Batmen offense on the day with 11 hits, followed by Ty Moses, Skyler Howell (9 RBIs), and Walker Pruitt who had 10 hits apiece.

 

BATMEN 8U MAKES DEBUT!

 

The Batmen 8U team came together in July, practiced hard for several weeks, and has already made its presence known with a 24-0 scrimmage win over another Valdosta team, a doubleheader sweep (15-5 & 19-7) over the Ware Co. Gators, and a tripleheader sweep (28-4, 21-5, & 25-3)  of the Jackson Co. (FL) Bulldogs. The Batmen 8s took that momentum into their first official tournament in Leesburg and came away with the tournament title! In Leesburg, the Batmen opened up with big wins over the Mariners (19-6) & Braves (22-1) before falling to the Lee Co. Bombers (22-14) in the 3rd pool play game. Fortunately, the Batmen got a Championship rematch with the Bombers and dominated with a 17-4 win to claim the title! Thus far, the Batmen offense has been nearly unstoppable led by Walker Pruitt (.812 with 5 home runs) and Michael Fletcher (.852) and an overall team batting average of .701. The Batmen have managed to strike out just 2 times in 348 at bats which is very impressive. The starting infield of Ashton (1st), Eli (2nd), Skyler (SS), Ty (3B), and Walker (P) has been solid, and at times great! These boys have worked hard and have shown tremendous progress already.......winning 9 of their first 10 games and winning a tournament in their first attempt! 

 

BATMEN 14U WINS ATLANTA BRAVES YOUTH BASEBALL CLASSIC!

 

The 14-Under Georgia Batmen have been on a great run over the past 12 months collecting 10 tournament titles coming into this past weekend including the Disney Sun & Surf Bash title back on Memorial Day Weekend at Champions' Stadium, Spring Training home of the Atlanta Braves. Over this past Labor Day Weekend in Alpharetta, the 14-Under Batmen added another coveted title to the trophy case.....Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic Champs. This marked the 50th tournament title in the history of Georgia Batmen Baseball! 

 

The Batmen opened up tournament play with a hard fought 3-3 tie versus the Jesup Pulp Millers. Jeremiah Lawrence had a key 2 run double to help the Batmen secure the tie.  Solid pitching by Austin Bennett and Cam Vickers led the Batmen to a 4-1 win over Watkinsville. Wyatt Fender and Spencer Culp led the Batmen with 2 hits apiece in that game. In game three, the Batmen defeated the GATA Wolfpack 4-0 behind a complete game 3 hit shutout by Vickers. Cole Rogers led the offensive with 2 hits versus the Wolfpack. The Batmen next advanced to play the Georgia Force. Cade Lambert was dominant on the mound with 3 hitless, scoreless innings. Rogers again led the Batmen with 2 hits in this game. The Championship Game would be a rematch with Watkinsville. An outstanding pitchers duel took place between Fender and the pitcher for Watkinsville. Fender won the battle pitching a complete game 2 hit shutout to lead the Batmen to a 2-0 win and the tournament title! The Batmen scored both of its runs on a double by Culp. The Batmen got some great defense in the tournament out of Shortstop Adam Newberry along with left fielder Nick Herndon and 2nd Baseman/Right Fielder Jake Bennett.

 

BATMEN 11u FINISH RUNNER UP IN BAINBRIDGE TOURNAMENT

 

The boys came out strong with wins over Souther Xplosion (13-3) and Rehobeth Athletics (6-2) in pool play. Sam pitched 4 innings in the win over the Xplosion and also led the Batmen with 4 RBIs on 2 hits. Jordan (3 hits), Mitch (2 hits), and Ryan (2 hits) also aided in the offensive Xplosion. Sam took the mound in the next game as well and pitched 3 shutout innings versus Rehobeth Athletics. Mitch and Jalen each led the Batmen with 2 hits apiece. The Batmen earned the #3 seed going into gold bracket elimination play and, with that, came a showdown with the Southern Sluggers. The Batmen fell behind 5-0 and 7-2 early but a Lamonte Lindon grand slam led to a furious comeback and ultimately a 9-8 win in this game. Mitch continued his hot hotting with 3 more hits and also settled down after a rocky first inning to pitch a solid game on the hill. The Championship would be another great matchup with the Lynn Haven Dolphins. The Batmen jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after Lamonte belted a 2 run homer in the first inning. The Batmen held the lead until the 4th when a 7 run inning put the Dolphins ahead for good and they eventually defeated the Batmen 9-5. Mitch and Connor pitched well in the game. Mitch had another 2 hits to finish off a hot weekend at the plate. Errors on defense and cold bats after the 1st inning certainly opened the door for a good Dolphins team to prevail.

 

BATMEN 14s HOST NORTH FLORIDA THUNDER IN DOUBLEHEADER

 

The 14s won convincing victories (14-7) and (21-7) over the North FL Thunder. Wyatt, Cole, and Spencer all homered on the day. Most all the boys had multipe hits on the day.

 

BATMEN 11u FINISH RUNNER UP IN 12u WAYCROSS TOURNAMENT

 

The 11U Batmen had impressive pool play wins over Pierce Co. (9-6) and Jacksonville (7-3). The Batmen got the #1 seed and advanced directly to the Championship where they lost in a rematch with Jacksonville. 

 

BATMEN 14u WIN MILLEDGEVILLE TOURNAMENT

 

The 14U Batmen overcame a slow start to go undefeated (4-0) en route to this CamSports title. The Batmen opened with a come from behind 5-4 win over the Watkinsville Warriors.  Wyatt picked up the win on the mound with 3 dominant innings in relief and also led the offense with 2 hits. In game #2, the Batmen crushed the Stealth 11-0 behind a combined 1 hitter from Cam, Spencer, and Dalton who also combined to strike out 9 in 4 innings. Austin led the offense in this game with 2 hits.  The Batmen next faced the GATA Wolfpack in a first round elimination game and came away with a 7-3 victory. JJ and Cam led the offense with 2 hits apiece. Austin and Spencer combined on the mound for the victory. The Championship Game was a rematch with the Warriors but this time the Batmen left no doubt as they cruised to a 10-0 win behind a near perfect outing from Wyatt who struck out 10 and allowed just 1 hit in 4 innings. Dalton (3 hits), JJ (2 Hits), and Cole (2 hits) led the offense in this game. JJ had a great tournament on offense to contribute to this first official title for the Georgia Batmen as a 14U team!

 

 

BATMEN "11-U & 14-U" SEASONS BEGIN WITH TITLES!

 

11s

 

The 11-Under Georgia Batmen baseball team competed in the seasoning opening USSSA event in Tifton on August 16th and came away with a 4-0 record and the tournament title. The Batmen road to the title included 21-0 and 8-0 wins over Sumter Co., 8-1 over Sports Specific (Albany, GA), and 13-1 over Ware Co. in the Championship. Matt led the offense with an .875 batting average on the day while Brady, Jordan, Lamonte, Mason (.778), and Ryan all batted at or above .500 for the event. Ryan and Brady each had 6 RBIs. 

 

14s

 

The 14-Under Georgia Batmen baseball team competed in Milledgeville, GA on August 16th in an event hosted by CAMSPORTS and came away with the tournament title.  The Batmen finished with a 4-0 record including wins over the Watkinsville Warriors (5-4), Stealth Baseball (11-0), GATA Wolfpack (7-4) and again over the Warriors (10-0) in the Championship. Wyatt pitched a 1 hitter and struck out 10 batters in 4 innings in the Championship Game. Jeremiah led the offense on the weekend with an .857 batting average (7 for 8). Austin, Cam, Dalton, and Damon each batted at or above .500 for the tournament.

 

BATMEN TEAMS COMBINE FOR 15 GAMES IN TWO DAYS IN DUBLIN SUMMER NATIONALS!

 

10s

 

     The Batmen 10s played some great ball as they won their first 6 games of the tournament before losing in the Championship Game.  The Batmen opened up play with an 11-0 win over the Southern Heat from Augusta. Ryan and Jordan combined on the shutout. Ryan also led the offense with 2 RBIs. In the following game, the Batmen dominated the Crawford Co. Braves 18-1. Lamonte and Connor each struck out the side in an inning of work. Skip led the offense with 3 hits. In game #3 of pool play, the Batmen defeated the Miner Leage Storm 4-1. Anderson pitched 3 1/3 solid innings on the hill. Leighton came in to get the final 2 outs. Anderson led the offense with 2 hits while Lamonte knocked in 2 more runs. The Batmen followed that game up with a 14-2 first round elimination play win over the Crawford Co. Braves. Sam pitched 2 shutout innings and Lamonte led the offense with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Matt drove in 2 runs to aid in the win. In the quarterfinal game, the Batmen faced the Young Guns and came away with an 8-0 win behind a great complete game pitching performance from Connor.  Lamonte added another 3 hits and 3 RBIs while Matt added another 2 RBIs.  In the semi-final, the Batmen defeated the Laurens Co. Raiders 9-2. Justin pitched 2 strong innings followed by Anderson and Sam who each pitched a solid inning in relief. Leighton and Matt led the offense with 2 hits apiece while Ryan drove in 2 runs. The Championship Game proved to be a battle with the Elite Gamers. The Batmen defeated this team at East Cobb in a great game earlier this year but this day was for the Gamers who put together a great game behind a strong pitching performance to defeat the Batmen 7-3. Leighton was outstanding on the hill striking out 6 in 5 innings of work. Matt continued his strong hitting with 2 more key hits. Skip made a couple of major league defensive plays in this game to complete another spectacular weekend of play at shortstop. The Batmen came up a little short, but a 6-1 performance over 2 days was a great showing and a great way to end the 10U season!

 

13s

 

     The 13s one uped the 10s by playing 8 games in 2 days! The boys drew a tough pool play schedule which included 2 of 3 games versus major teams. The Batmen opened up with a 13-5 win over a good Chain Wildcats team. Spencer pitched 3 solid innings and Austin closed it with a shutout inning in relief. Cole led the offense with 3 hits. The Batmen next faced the HardKnox Orioles who are clearly one of the top three 13U teams in Georgia. The Batmen led 4-0 early, and 4-2 going to the Orioles last at bat, but the pesky Orioles scored 3 runs for a walk off 5-4 win.  Cam was outstanding on the mound pitching 3 shutout and hitless innings. The Batmen next faced the Major level RipTide Rebels. The Batmen and Rebels fought to a 3-3 tie. Austin scattered 5 hits and allowed 1 earned run in 4 solid innings on the hill. The boys opened the first round of elimination play with an 8-0 win over Chain Gold. Cam pitched a complete game 1 hit shutout. Cole led the offense with 2 hits and 3 RBIs while Austin drove in 2 runs. The Batmen next faced the Orioles in a game that should have been the Championship rather than a Quarterfinal game. The Batmen again led most of the game and carried a 2-0 lead into the Orioles last at bat but again the Orioles found a way to pull out a walk off win. Wyatt pitched great in the loss. With the loss the Batmen, for the first time in older Batmen team history, dropped into the silver bracket. The boys took out some frustration on the Grey Spartans (16-4), Georgia Force (15-0), and Chain Gold (11-2) en route to the Silver Bracket Championship. Cam, Damon, and Cade managed 2 hits apiece against the Spartans. Austin pitched 2 nearly perfect innings against the Force while Austin, Cade, and Cole led the offense with 2 hits apiece. Spencer went the distance in the Championship allowing just 1 earned run in 5 innings. Cole led the offense once again with 2 hits and 2 RBIs. The 13s finished off a historic 13U year that saw them break the Batmen record for tourney titles in a season with 9 including the big win at Disney. Prior to this final event, the Batmen 13s had played in every single tournament championship game in 2014......just unbelievable consistency by these boys all year.

 

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 July, 2014, Batmen teams have competed against teams from 19 different states (see below) plus Puerto Rico, Ecuador and the Virgin Islands amassing a 752-233 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.

 

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)

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); 11U (2014/2015) Tifton (1st); Waycross (2nd); Bainbridge (2nd); Jesup (1st) ; Valdosta (1st)

BATMEN III TOURNAMENT HISTORY 

8-U (2014/2015) Leesburg (1st) 



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