The Peachtree, Georgia Little League baseball team scored three runs in the top of the third inning and made it hold up to defeat Loudoun South 3-0 after today (Aug. 8) in the Southeast Region championship game in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Peachtree advances to the Little League World Series Aug. 16-26 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday, Loudoun South rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 9-6 victory over Alabama to reach the final. Loudoun South, representing South Riding, Stone Ridge, Lenah and Brambleton, led the entire game after scoring a run in the first inning, but Alabama posted three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie things up. South Riding tallied six runs in its half of the seventh, then had to hold on as Alabama came back with three more runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Connor McGoldrick went 3-for-3 and Nate Hoskins went 3-for-4 to lead the LSLL offense. Hoskins also picked up the win, pitching the final 1 2/3 innings. Shawn Arneja was the starting pitcher, allowing two runs on only one hit with 11 strikeouts over 5 1/3 inning
Chad Yates had two hits for Loudoun South, while Griffin Burkholder, Arneja, Ryan Pugh had one apiece.
The game is being carried live on ESPN and will be replayed on ESPN-U at 10 p.m. today and 2 and 7 a.m. Thursday.