County kids one game away from World Series
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
The South Nashville Little League team, made up of mostly Williamson County athletes, could make their dreams come true tonight with a win in the finals of the Southeast Region Championships in Warner Robbins, GA.
Nashville will face the team from Barboursville, WV in the title game tonight. The game, set for a 6 p.m. local start, will be aired live on ESPN.
Both teams came out of Pool B in the tournament that started last Friday morning. They faced each other in pool play, with Nashville winning 6-4 Monday afternoon. Tennessee jumped on top 6-0 after three innings on the power of Arrington’s Ben Pickman’s three hits. Zane Denton of Brentwood had a pair of RBI in the contest that saw Blake Money (Grassland) and Trae McElmore (Franklin) split the pitching duties.
A win tonight would send the team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Goodlettsville, TN made headlines in last year’s World Series, winning the USA championship before falling in the International title game. South Nashville defeated Goodlettsville twice in the state tournament two weeks ago to eliminate the defending champs and move to the regional championships.
Posted on: 8/9/2013