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Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist Church had a perfect run in this weekend's 14-team Bleckley County Church Softball League postseason tournament, winning the title with a 9-4 victory over Bethany Baptist Church.  To read more, click here.

Local travel team picks up second straight trophy.

Local travel team picks up second straight trophy.

Bleckley-based Middle GA Crush 04 again was putting the "travel" in travel softball Saturday, playing in Brunswick at the USSSA Beach Bash.  The team picked up their second straight trophy, finising second in the Gold Division.

BCHS softball players participate in Champions Day at Atlanta Braves game.

BCHS softball players participate in Champions Day at Atlanta Braves game.
The Atlanta Braves, in conjunction with the GHSA held "Champions Day" prior to Sunday's home game versus Baltimore. Softball and baseball state champions as well as those making the elite eight, got the opportunity to walk out on the field and be recognized by the crowd.

BCHS Beta Club has great showing at nationals.

BCHS Beta Club has great showing at nationals.

Bleckley County High School Beta Club was in Savannah June 17-20 for the National Convention.  Of the nine events in which a member competed, six placed in the top ten, including two national champions and two runners up.  To read more, click here.

Local travel teams bring home trophies.

Local travel teams bring home trophies.

A pair of Bleckley-based travel teams brought home trophies from tournaments played Saturday.  BC Cyclones, a newly-formed 14u baseball team, placed second in CAMSPORTS-USA's Down South Shootout in Cordele.  It was the first completed tournament for the Cyclones as their previous two ended early due to weather.

Down the road in Moultrie, Middle GA Crush 04 had their best finish since moving to 14u, placing second in the USSSA Moultrie All Star Warmup and Class B Shootout.

Bleckley baseball player overcomes obstacles to continue career.

Bleckley baseball player overcomes obstacles to continue career.

Before Chandler Abney signed his letter of intent to play for Gordon State College baseball Thursday afternoon, BCHS head baseball coach Brad Davis shared a story of how Abney dove out of bounds for a loose ball during a pickup basketball game in sixth grade. Davis said it was an example of Abney’s heart. That same heart helped Abney earn the opportunity as he had Tommy John Surgery last year and missed games this season due to scar tissue. Despite those setbacks, Abney had a 1.000 fielding percentage this season. He’s a career .300 hitter who also had 18 RBI and scored 28 runs this season.

 

Girls All Star teams do well at Dodge tournament.

Girls All Star teams do well at Dodge tournament.

Both the 8 and 10u Bleckley All Star softball teams had a good weekend at the Dodge County Invitational.  The 8u girls finished second following a run through the loser's bracket to the title game.  They forced a second game against Hawkinsville but were tired playing their fourth straight game in high humidity.  BC will play at the Hawkinsville Invitational tomorrow at 5:30 pm.

The 10u girls had a dominant weekend, outscoring opponents by a combined 64-5 including a 16-2 win in the title game against Wilcox County.  They play Tuesday in Hawkinsville at 5:30 pm.