Northern Little League won its third state championship Saturday morning when the minor softball team won the state with a 6-2 win over Hart County.
Northern had to win three straight elimination games to win the title after losing to Hart County earlier in the tournament. After the loss, Northern beat Bartow County 2-1 and Hart County 10-0 to set up Saturday's title game.
In Saturday's win, Breanna Leininger picked up the win on the mound. She also had two hits and four RBIs. Leilani Martinez also had two hits to go with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Mackenzie Southerland, Haleigh Chambley and Riley Ellenburg had a hit and a run scored apiece.
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Northern advances to the Tournament of State Champions Invitational, which starts July 24 in Clarksville, Tenn.
The rest of the Northern all-stars are Olivia Ryan, Dani Bartley, Heather Hudson, Molly Gayles, Andie Porter, Abby Torres and Elizabeth Clark.
The manager is Alex Martinez and the coaches are Bobby Southerland and Wayne Gayles.
The Northern 10-11 baseball team won its state championship Friday night in Toccoa with a 8-1 victory over Oconee County.
Northern went undefeated in the tournament, also beating Vine Ingle 17-5, Oconee County 3-1 and Cartersville 14-0.
Northern advances to the Tournament of State Champions Invitational, which starts July 31 in Greenville, N.C.
The Northern all-stars are Ashton Shackleford, Connor Trepanier, Avery Robinson, Trey Sanders, Charlie Forbes, Jackson Hilton, Buddy Denson, Josh Davis, Sean Lawson, Tucker Kite, Justin Veloz, Cameron Dodson, Tripp Duncan and Dell Davis.
The manager is Jason Hilton and the coaches are Tim Davis and Doug Duncan.
Northern also won the state championship in senior softball. Northern rolled to three easy wins, 23-5 over Macon, 19-3 over West Point and 15-4 over West Point.
The state champion will advance to Southeastern Regional, which starts July 25 in Fort Myers, Fla.
The Northern all-stars are Alex Boeding, Emily Davis, Laura Beth Dowe, Maggie Drew, Olivia Hinton, Haley Johnson, Bailee Liston, Zoe Paul, Alexis Sibold, Deja Smith, Renee Trapp, Lexi Slouchick and Hannah Williamson.
The manager is Jarrod Yarbrough. The coaches are Bob Hinton and Gary Duncan.
Northern also competed in minor baseball and major softball state tournaments. Harris County played in the senior baseball tournament at West Point.
The Harris County junior baseball team begins play Sunday in the state tournament in Cussetta.
The Northern major baseball team will start play Saturday against Warner Robins in Athens.