Three of those talented Bartow County players made the all-tournament teams last week in their various Perfect Game tournaments taking place across the Southeast.
Sean Pat McDermott and Hayden Siniard were both selected to the Perfect Game BCS National All-Tournament Team last week in Fort Myers, Fla.
Meanwhile, Cass’ Noah Sims has been selected to his second all-tournament team in as many weeks as he made the 17U Perfect Game WWBA All-Tournament Team. He made the 18U All-Tournament Team the week prior.
Sims threw two shutouts in the most recent 17U WWBA tournament to earn the recognition and, in the process, encouraged his coach at Cass.
“He didn’t pitch for us last year because he didn’t have to. We were very lucky to have a good pitching staff last year, but with him playing well, hopefully it gives us another good pitching staff next year,” Williams said.
McDermott and Siniard play on the 15U East Cobb Tigers, who went 3-0 in pool play before losing in the quarterfinals on July 10.
McDermott goes to Cartersville High School and Siniard attends to Woodland.
McDermott had a stellar outing on July 8 on the last day of pool play. He threw a complete game shutout while allowing just three hits and a walk. He struck out five batters in a very economical 71 pitches. One reason why was his ability to get ahead in the count as he threw a first-pitch strike to 17 of the 23 batters he faced.
He also helped his team at the plate as he batted .333 with two doubles.
Siniard did all his damage with the bat, hitting .435 with three doubles and 10 RBIs.
He played third base for the Tigers and delivered key hits in his team’s seven victories.
Summer is not over for these two up-and-coming players as they have two more tournaments with the East Cobb Padres.
Several other Bartow County players have been playing well this summer for their travel teams in various Perfect Game tournaments.
Cass’ Chris Hill is another 15-year-old who has had success. Hill was named to his own all-tournament team two weeks ago in the 15U Perfect Game WWBA National Championship.
Players like Hill, McDermott, Siniard and Sims continue to display a bright future for Bartow County baseball.