Little Leaguers finish second in regional

Little Leaguers finish second in regional

Peachtree City’s Little League squad reached the final round of the Southeast Regional this week, falling to the championship team from North Carolina. This is the third straight year Peachtree City has represented Georgia in the regional in Warner Robins.

After capturing the state title early last week with a win over Cartersville in the finals, Peachtree City joined an eight-team bracket that includes state champions from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Peachtree City’s first game in the double-elimination tournament was a 9-3 win Aug. 4 over Fort Hunt (Va.). After a 12-3 loss the next day to Goodlettsville (Tenn.) the team bounced back Sunday with a 14-2 win over Greenville (S.C.) to advance.

That was followed by two more wins Monday and Tuesday, 14-11 over Phenix City (Ala.) and 4-1 in the rematch against Tennessee. The championship round started Wednesday afternoon with Peachtree City needing two straight wins over unbeaten Greenville (N.C.). They lost 8-6 in the first game.

Updates and boxscores from each game in the Southeast Regional are available at http://www.llbws.org/llbbws/southeast.htm. Games were televised on various ESPN networks and some video highlights have appeared on the ESPN website as well as the Citizen’s Facebook page.

The Little League World Series is scheduled for Aug. 17-27 in Williamsport, Penn.