The win helped Bartow remain one of four teams in the 16-team tournament still in the winners' bracket after two games.
Bartow followed a familiar script in claiming its victory, scoring early and then often throughout the contest while limiting scoring opportunities for its foe. The Blue scored three runs in the top of the first, with Chloe Souders landing the big blow, a double that drove in two runs.
In the second, Macey Vaughn and Rachel Lee hit RBI singles and Blue turned opportunistic in capitalizing on three errors to pump up its run total by five and take an 8-0 lead after two full innings of play.
Bartow sent two more runners around the base path in the third frame, to go up 10-0.
In the fourth, the Blue scored five runs, helped by a double by Vaughn, an RBI single by Emmalee Cigainero, a single by Sadye Johnson and a double by Lehla Thomas.
Just as impressive as its offensive play was how the Blue defense stood up against the Mississippi challenge, according to Brenton Baggett, assistant director, Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department.
"The Bartow Blue defense shut them down," Baggett said. "I don't think they got a runner past second base. That's almost unheard of in coach-pitch softball. They played really good defense all the way around."
Leading the offensive assault was Vaughn, who went 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a triple; Cigainero, 2-for-4 with an RBI; Souders, 2-for-3 with three RBIs; Rachel Lee, 1-for-3 with two RBIs; and Morgan Cooper, 2-for-3.
Baggett said the competition will likely get much tougher for Bartow today.
"They have a really tough game against Team Xtreme, which is the Mississippi state champion," he said. "They play at 11 a.m. [today]."
Teams in the tournament continue to play until they've lost two games.
Bartow would play at 3:30 p.m. today if it wins the first game or at 5 p.m. should it fall in the first game.