2012 Little League Baseball World Series
Williamsport, Pennsylvania - August 16 - 26

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Southeastern Regional Championship

Tennessee's Pitching Earns it a Win Over Georgia in Southeast Regional


Author: Andrew Maksymowich

Source: South Williamsport, Pa.

Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, 7:00pm ET

A one-hitter, nine strikeout performance by pitcher Brock Myers allowed Goodlettsville, Tenn., Little League to come out on top with a 1-0 win against Warner Robins American Little League, Ga., in the Southeast Regional championship on Friday, sending them to the 2012 Little League World Series in South Williamsport.

Tennessee joins New Castle, Ind., (Great Lakes) and San Antonio, Texas, (Southwest) as teams with berths for the United States at the Little League World Series.

Brock Myers started out the game allowing one hit, but was followed by three straight strikeouts. Myers continued to dominate the mound in the second inning by retiring the side in succession. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning, Blake Osborn scored the wining run for Tennessee on a pitching error.

Lorenzo Butler kept the momentum going for Tennessee in the third inning by catching a pop up ball in foul territory, but was quickly slowed down by a double play from Georgia in the bottom of the inning.

Myers went five innings on the mound for Tennessee, coming out prior to the sixth after reaching the pitch limit.

In the sixth, Georgia tried to get things going with a hard line drive to reach base, but the momentum was short lived after the next batter hit into a double play. Tennessee pitcher Jacob Rucker ended the game with a strikeout to get out of the sixth with no damage done.

Myers and Rucker's arms silenced Georgia's bats and sent a Tennessee team to the Little League World Series for the first time in 25 years.

Georgia was trying to make another appearance at the Little League World Series. Warner Robbins American Little League had won the 2007 Little League World Series.

The 2012 Little League World Series begins on Thursday, Aug. 16 in South Williamsport.