The “Swarm” age 12 and under local baseball team comprised of players from Rabun County, Georgia and Macon County, North Carolina, recently travelled to the United States Specialty Sports Association World Series in Pensacola, Fla. The week-long double elimination World Series featured State Tournament Championship teams from all over the country. The “Swarm” with a record of 6-2 for the series captured fourth place out of this field of exceptional ball clubs. The team finished the season ranked sixth nationally in the USSSA rankings which is comprised of almost 3000 teams in their 12AA division and placed 2nd in the Georgia State rankings.
The “Swarm” earned their chance to play in the USSSA World Series by capturing first place in the “Touch’em All NIT” Global Sports qualifier this past May then first place again in the USSSA West Georgia State Tournament earlier in June. Also in June the team won a second place finish in the USSSA North Georgia State Tournament and were State Runner-up Champions at the Georgia “Final Four” Championship Series.