9U Bartow Canes win Grand Slam World Series
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The 9u Bartow Canes went undefeated in the 2014 Grand Slam World Series held in Panama City Beach, Fla., at Frank Brown Park on June 29, defeating the East Cobb Stars of Marietta, Parkview Panthers of Lilburn and Xplosion from Moody, Ala.

The 9u Bartow Canes were 46-14-5 for the year, playing in 9u and 10u tournaments.



Canes seize victory over East Cobb Stars, 7-4.

The Canes took the lead in the second inning and held on for the victory.

Chris Roper was solid at the plate for the Canes. Roper went 2-for-2, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the first and second innings.

The Canes scored on an RBI single by Tyler Shelton. A key second-inning rally gave Canes the lead for good. They tacked on a total of six runs on two singles.

Canes use big fifth inning to beat the Parkview Panthers, 8-0

The Canes scored in the fifth on a passed ball, an RBI single by Chris Roper, an RBI single by Collin Fletcher, a steal of home by Chris Roper and a passed ball.

Collin Fletcher racked up two RBIs on two hits. Shelton shut down the Parkview Panthers while he was on the hill. Shelton held the Parkview Panthers hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four.



Third-inning rally sparks blowout win for Canes over Parkview, 10-1

The Canes scored in the third on an RBI double by Roper, a wild pitch, a two-run single by Drake Carver, an error and a groundout by Denver Nale.

Roper put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Canes.

Brenton McGinnis was in control on the rubber. The Panthers managed just two hits off of McGinnis, who allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out four during his five innings of work.

Fletcher, McGinnis, Shelton and Roper helped lead the Canes. They combined for seven hits and three RBIs.

The Canes stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring one run on a ground out by Harrison Childers.

The Canes scored on an RBI triple by Roper, a passed ball and an RBI single by Tyler Shelton.



Canes defeat East Cobb Stars, 14-7

The Canes defeated the East Cobb Stars, 14-7, in 2 1/2 innings.

They scoring three runs in the first inning and 11 in the second.

The game only took the Canes 2 1/2 innings.

Fletcher, Childers, Carver, Carson Hill, McGinnis, Jai Hogan and Shelton combined for 7 RBI’s.



Canes jumps on Xplosion early for 14-4 win

The Canes jumped out to an early lead on Xplosion and captured a 14-4 victory.

The game was decided quickly as the Canes exerted its will early with 12 runs in the first three innings.

An RBI single by Shelton during the first inning and an RBI single by Fletcher, a three-run double by Shelton, a two-run double by Carver, an RBI double by McGinnis, and an RBI single by Nale in the second inning supplied the early offense.

Shelton racked up five RBIs on three hits. The Canes scored three runs of its own in the third on an RBI double by Fletcher and an RBI double by Shelton.



Canes survives Xplosion rally, escape with 5-4 victory

The Xplosion was never able to get over the hump and overcome its troubles against the Canes as the Xplosion fell 5-4 after falling behind by four runs in the fourth inning.

McGinnis put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Canes. He doubled in the fourth and sixth innings.

The game’s last lead went to the Canes thanks to a third-inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on an RBI double by Hill and a two-run single by Roper. In the fourth, the Canes scored on an RBI double by McGinnis, bringing home Carver.

The Canes were tied with the Xplosion by a score of 4-4 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Collin Fletcher led off with a walk and stole second and third. Shelton hit a fly ball to left for the first out and Collin was picked off at third for the second out. Childers hit a single up the middle for a double and Brenton McGinnis hit a double down the first base line to score Childers for the win.