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Barracudas battling in world series

Hinesville team looks to take USSSA 14U championship

POSTED: July 6, 2012 10:12 a.m.
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The Hinesville Barracudas, who now have their own poster, are currently competing at the United States Specialty Sports Association Class 14U AA World Series.

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The Hinesville Barracudas are putting all the wins and losses from this season behind them.
After achieving an overall 22-7 record, the Barracudas earned a berth to the United States Specialty Sports Association Class 14U AA World Series, which started Thursday in Kingsport, Tenn.
Coach Chris Bell and the players’ parents spent the past two weeks gathering donations to make the trip to Domtar Field possible. But as of Thursday morning it was back to the business of baseball.
Thursday and Friday started with pool-play games. On Thursday, the Barracudas were scheduled to face The Springfield Heat from Ohio at 3:45 p.m. Later that evening, the boys were scheduled to face the D3 Stingers of Tennessee.
At 11:15 a.m. today, the team finishes pool play by going against the Virginia Prospect Stars’ Blue Team.
Bracket play begins Saturday and will include 19 teams in a double-elimination tournament.
The Barracudas have an in-class record of 19-4. The boys once held the No. 1 spot in the nation for the USSSA power-rating system.
Although other teams have claimed the top spot since, the Barracudas are still No. 10 on the USSSA list and No. 8 in Georgia in the coaches poll.
Results from the tournament will be posted at

Barracudas roster
Chris Bell
Darrius Tilghman
DJ Jefferson
Evan Crystal
Hunter Barwick
Hunter Miller
Jacari Roberts
Jerrold Clark
Kyle Hill
Parker Neely
Ryan Desbiens
Stephen Felton

Editors note: All the Barracudas' pool games were moved to today due to thunder storms that occurred on Thursday. The boys will play today at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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