Sorry Dr. Looney-we’re going to the World Series
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
At least ten 11 and 12 year old Williamson County kids will miss the next week or so of classes, opting instead for an avalanche of make-up work at the end of the month. And no one is too upset.
They are headed for the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.
South Nashville became the second straight Tennessee team to advance the international tournament by beating Virginia 5-3 on national television last night in Warner Robbins, GA.
Both teams used double plays to get out of jams in the early innings before Virginia tallied three runs on a home run in the third, as they looked to complete the tournament undefeated.
In the bottom of the inning, Trae McLemore (Franklin) pushed Ben Pickman (Arrington) and Brice Russell across to tie the game at 3-3. The next batter, Robert Hassell (Franklin) cranked a fastball over the centerfield fence for a two run shot that left South Nashville up 5-3 and headed for Williamsport.
Tanner Morgan (Brentwood) opened the game on the mound for South Nashville, striking out four of the nine batters he faced. McLemore came on in relief in the fourth, striking out 6 of the nine he faced.
There will be little rest for the team, as they are scheduled to open the Little League World Series with a match-up against the winner of the New England region on Thursday night at 6 p.m. Franklin time.
With a little luck, the team could be in Pennsylvania through the ten day event, hopefully playing on the last day of the series on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
Posted on: 8/10/2013