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Bleckley 8-u softball team caps historic season with runner up finish.

Bleckley 8-u softball team caps historic season with runner up finish.

This had already been a historic season for the Bleckley 8-u all star softball team.  Their district runner up finish was the best for the 8-u division in Cochran rec department history.  At state in Sylvania, the team capped the best finish ever for 8-u softball and tied the 2014 10-u team for second best finish in CBRD girls softball by finishing GRPA State Runner Up.  

Bleckley, in the loser's bracket after a Friday morning loss to Glennville, got a win over Screven County, then an extra inning victory over Alma Bacon County.  Saturday morning, they defeated Pierce County to get to the title game before losing 19-2 to Glennville.

Local softball players share their knowledge with the future generation.

Local softball players share their knowledge with the future generation.

Aliyah Whitehead, Jordan Williams, and Faith Haris are members of the Bleckley County High School softball team. The three players know success on the field being a part of a region champion and runner up team for the Lady Royals, as well as winning Class A State with their travel team, Fusion Gold.

The three, with the assistance of parents, hosted a softball camp the past two days at the rec. department.  It was attended by members of both the 8 and 10-u all star teams as well as a few other players.  Campers learned about different aspects of the game including, hitting, fielding, and base running.  Proceeds will go toward their trip to play in the USFA World Series July 7-11 in Panama City, Florida with Fusion  Gold.

Sports signups ongoing at Cochran Rec. Department.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is currently accepting signups for two sports.  Summer soccer registration is ongoing until July 1. Cost is $55 and is for ages 4-12.   Age control (to determine age group is August 1.)  Registration for football is now through July 22.  Cost is $55 with flag for ages 4-6 and tackle for ages 7-12 offered.   Age control is August 1.

For more information, call (478)934-3225.

Softball camp will benefit local players trip to USFA World Series.

Aliyah Whitehead, Faith Harris, and Jordan WIlliams are teammates on both the BCHS softball team as well as travel team Fusion Gold.  Fusion will be playing in the USFA World Series this July.  To help raise funds for the trip, the three will be hosting a softball camp for children in grades 3-8 June 29-30 at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.  Cost is $20 one day, $30 for both.  Skills taght include hitting, slap hitting, base running, and fielding.  A three-inning game will be on June 30.  Drinks and snacks provided.

To reserrve a spot, contact Amy Ingrahm (478)230-7327, Shermanda Harris (478)230-1436, or Pamela Williams (478)230-2621 by June 28.

Local travel team battles through loser's bracket to get trophy.

Local travel team battles through loser's bracket to get trophy.

BC Storm 14-u played in USSA's Father's Day Classic Saturday at Southern Pines in Dublin.  They lost their opening bracket game 9-6 to K-Zone Rebels.  BC stayed alive at 2 pm with a 12-0 win over the Southern Angels.  At 5, they played three back to back games, all wins, to advance to the title game against Xtreme Fastpitch.

Storm would fall 5-4 to Xtreme, losing on a walkoff hit with two outs.  But they had played four back to back games to claim a trophy.

Bleckley 8-u girls win Hawkinsville Invitational.

Bleckley 8-u girls win Hawkinsville Invitational.

The 8-u girls All Star softball team picked up their second first place trophy of the year Thursday, winning the Hawkinsville Invitational.  Leading 6-5 in the sixth, Crisp County scored twice to take the lead.  But BC scored two with two outs, the game winner coming on Zymori Colson's hit, to win 8-7.

Also Thursday, the 10-u girls tried to rally from a 5-1 deficit versus Dodge County in the sixth, only to fall 5-4.  They finished third.

8-u district and 10-u subdistrict begins June 23 in Hawkinsville.

Bleckley All Star teams news.

Dixie Youth District Tournaments for T-Ball (6-u) and 8-u Coach Pitch Baseball began this weekend.  The Bleckley T-Ball team saw their inaugural season come to an end.  In games played at West Macon Park, they lost to Jones County Purple 21-5 on Saturday then were eliminated by Crawford County 31-23 Sunday afternoon.

Coach Pitch District began Saturday in Eatonton.  Bleckley lost their opener to Taylor County 10-3 but stayed alive with a 19-15 win over Warner Robins National League.  Sunday afternoon, they defeated Greene County 11-7 and lost to Baldwin County 20-10.  They will have a rematch with Taylor County today at 6:30 pm to determine the fifth seed and a state tournament berth.