The Jackets traveled to Stockbridge on May 5-6 to compete in the USSSA six-and-under AAA division at the Tournament of Champions.
According to coaches, their were 10 teams in the Jackets bracket and Rockmart came out on top by going 5-0.
On May 5th, the Jackets played two games in pool playing, beat the OTC Bearcats from Ellenwood, Ga. 19-6 and the GP Yankees of Atlanta 15-4.
By sweeping pool play, the Jackets earned the right to be the No. 1 seed going into bracket play on May 6th. Rockmart breezed past the GP Yankees of Atlanta 13-4, before having to battle the Locust Grove Renegades.
Rockmart fell behind 14-0 after two innings of play, but rallied back to clip the Renegades 16-14 and advance to the championship game.
In the title game, Rockmart squared off with the OTC Bearcats from Ellenwood and won 19-3.
“We were so fired up after our comeback win against the Renegades that I don’t think the Bearcats ever had a chance,” coach Jeff Bailey said. “This group of six-year-olds are really special. They don’t give up, they make great defensive plays, and they continue to get better each week.”
With the tournament win, the Jackets earned a paid berth to the USSSA World Series, which will be held in Atlanta starting July 1. Bailey said the Rockmart team will be playing squads from as far away as Texas and California.
Members of the team are Treylin Davis, Garrett Pace, Jake Bailey, Noah Floyd, J.D. Davis, Jamarion Whatley, Logan Opdycke, Steven Gregory, Tony Ware, Nyreon Cooper, and Hunter Atkins. Coaches are Keylon Davis, Dante Jones, Robert Atkins, and Jeff Bailey.