WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee’s very own Goodlettsville All-Stars are headed to the 2016 Little League World Series!
They won four straight games and capped their run to the Little League World Series with a 15-3 ten-run rule win over Peachtree City, Georgia.
After a five-run first inning, the All-Stars took control of the game with two homeruns by Ethan Jackson to lead 10-3 in the third inning.
The championship game only went four innings as Tanner Jones hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to cap a 15-3 win and punch a ticket to the Little League World Series.
Goodlettsville went unbeaten in four games at the Southeast Regional in Warner Robbins, Georgia, and now takes all their momentum to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
“I’m glad it ended when it did. So thank goodness because the promised land is next,” head coach Joey Hale told News 2.
“I’m telling you. It’s Candyland up there and I cannot wait to get back up there and do it again. It’s going to be awesome,” he added.
The All-Stars open World Series on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. against a team from the Northwest Division. The World Series runs through Aug. 28.
They are the Little League Southeast Champion for the second time in five years. In 2012, they won the United States championship before losing 12-2 to Japan in the world title game.
Goodlettsville is also the first Tennessee team to win the Southeastern title since South Nashville Little League won in 2013 and 2014.
News 2 is the only TV station with the team and has been following them since their first game at the Southeast Regional. Click here to read more about the All-Stars.