6 Bartow Players selected to All-Star Baseball Classic
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Jun 08, 2014 | 1308 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Six Bartow County high school baseball players will be suiting up as all-stars for Team Georgia against Team Tennessee later this month at McCallie.

The six are Adairsville’s Hunter Smith and Tristan Smith; Cartersville High’s Brent Arnold, Clifton Dempsey and Garrett Rutledge; and Cass High’s Alex Yauslin.

Hunter Smith, a pitcher and right fielder, posted a .435 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage at the plate this season while pitching to a 1.91 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings. Hunter batted second in the order ahead of shortstop Tristin Smith, who hit .415 to go along with a .533 on-base percentage.

For Cass, Yauslin, batted .295 on the season with a .403 OBP, one home run and 14 runs scored while playing first base.

For Cartersville, Dempsey played shortstop for the Class AAA runners-up and hit .357 with 10 RBIs in Cartersville’s 12 playoff games. Dempsey’s doubleplay partner, Arnold, hit .341 in the playoffs with a .568 slugging percentage and 12 RBIs.

Meanwhile, Rutledge threw five complete games for the Canes in the postseason, recorded three wins, a save, and a .156 ERA in 34 2/3 innings.