Goodlettsville Little League Team Moves On In World Series
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Goodlettsville All-Stars dominated their opening game in the Little League World Series.
Starting pitcher Brock Myers struck out eight and homered, and Goodlettsville beat Kearney, Nebraska, 12-1 on Thursday to spoil the debut of a Nebraska team at the Little League World Series.
The team's success started in the first inning with two outs against the Midwest Representative. With a runner on first, Luke Brown ripped one into the outfield it hops the fence for a ground rule double. Runners at second and third and Cole Carter singled to center.
Myers, a 12-year-old righty, kept the Midwest's mini-mashers at bay with a fastball and off-speed pitch. He allowed one hit over 4 1-3 innings. Myers added a two-run blast in the fifth, and Ryan Lyle also homered before Tennessee added seven runs in the sixth.
Zane Schmidt had a hit and RBI for Nebraska, which will play Saturday against Connecticut.
Meanwhile, fans at home watched the win at the infield of the baseball field at Moss-Wright Park. They had a 28 foot screen setup so people could watch the game on ESPN.
The community has rallied around the team and residents said everyone was very excited.
"Everyone is rallying around the team, they're very excited. I haven't seen people this excited in a long time," said Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation leader Amy Mitchell.
Goodlettsville will play a team from California on Sunday.