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NC team advances to US final at Little League World Series

Posted August 23

The Southeast team, from Greenville, N.C., advanced to the U.S. Final at the 2017 Little League World Series Wednesday night 2-1 over a team from Texas.

Southeast took the early 1-0 lead on a home run by Carson Hardee. Southwest countered with a run in the third, and that it how it stayed through six innings.

Pitchers for the Southeast team, which was 2-0 in Williamsport and had thrown two shutouts before Wednesday, combined for 14 strikeouts  and gave up just a single hit.

Southeast gets two days of rest before taking on the winner of Southwest vs. Northeast Saturday for the U.S. Championship Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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  • Wayne R. Douglas Aug 24, 3:17 a.m.
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    Congrats to these young men. They have come from basically nowhere, being relative unknowns, to being the team to beat in this world series. I wish the best for these awesome boys. If I could guide them in any way, it would be to tell them that no matter how this all plays out, to keep their heads high and to show respect to the other teams in this competition. If they win, all the better, but if they don't, their heads should be held high. To make it this far, is an accomplishment, all in and of itself.

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