That is because the 16U Perfect Game WWBA championship is currently running until Friday.
Most participants in the 17U tournament had already committed to colleges and the scholarship money had already been alloted. However, the players participating in the 16U tournament are often uncommitted rising juniors and there is still plenty of college roster spots open for the class of 2016.
Nine Bartow County players will be competing at the event on five separate teams.
Adairsville’s Sean McDermott is playing alongside Woodlands Hayden Siniard for Titans Baseball. The Titans are 2-0 so far and McDermott contributed a hit and was hit by a pitch in Saturday’s win against the Atlanta Dodgers. The Titans play their next game at 11 a.m. today at Campbell High School.
Adairsville’s Sam Seaman also is playing in the tournament with the Doubleday Rockies 16U. Seaman pitched a complete game Friday, allowing just two runs and four, while striking out five in a victory over Team Mizuno Northeast Monarchs.
The Rockies are 1-1-1 and play their next game today at 4:40 p.m. at North Springs High.
Cass’ Chris Hill will get the start Monday and is playing for Nelson Baseball School 17U alongside Colonels teammate Cody Ledbetter. Ledbetter pitched four innings and allowed two runs in his game Saturday.
Nelson Baseball School is 1-1 and plays its next game today at 5:15 p.m. at LakePoint.
Cartersville High has four players participating in the tournament, including Elliott Anderson on the Astros TECB. The Astros are 2-1 so far, and Anderson has yet to pitch. They play again at 2 p.m. today at the East Cobb Baseball Complex.
Three Canes are on the SBA Scorpions, including Austin Lunde, Brycen Jones and Thomas Watkins. The Scorpions are 2-0 and play again today at 2 p.m. at Etowah High. Jones pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just one baserunner in a save Saturday.