WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Northern pitcher Trent Grantham scattered seven hits, struck out 10 and blanked Martin County, Fla., 3-0 on Monday in the Little League Southeastern Regional.
Despite the win, Northern, which finished pool play with a 1-2 record, will not advance to the championship semifinals. Instead, Northern, the No. 4 seed from Pool A, will play in the consolation semifinals Tuesday at 1 p.m. against West Virginia.
It will be Northern's final game.
Florida won the pool despite the loss. It will play in the championship semifinals Wednesday at 2 p.m. against Tennessee.
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Northern scored all of its runs in the bottom of the second.
Zach Foster led off and reached on an error. Ben Sloan and Josh Evans both walked with a strikeout in between to load the bases.
Colby Brabston got the only hit of the inning on an infield single that scored Foster. Austin Hicks was hit by a pitch, driving in Sloan. Evans scored the final run on a passed ball.
Noah Lee got Northern's only other hit, a leadoff single in the fifth.