CARNESVILLE, Ga. -- The American 9-10 All-Stars beat Midway Friday night 17-8 to finish 4-0 in pool play and take the No. 1 seed.
Payton Taylor threw 3 strong innings to take the win.
Brandon Gates, Mathew Denamur and Gray Voltz also pitched.
Leading hitters for American were Voltz (3-5, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored) and Pate Stansell (2-4, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI).
American will play a state semifinal game today at 8:30 p.m. against the winner of Friday's Warner Robins-Oconee County game.