GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Northern Little League 11 year-old All-Stars won the Little League Tournament of State Champions with a dramatic 13-10 win over the host team, North State Little League. It’s the second year in-a-row the team from Northern has won this tournament.
Northern jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings. However, North State would come back to take a lead 5-3 lead heading into the 6th and final inning. The Northern All-Stars responded with 10 runs in their final at-bat to go up 13-5. But they had to withstand a furious comeback from North State, who scored five runs in their final at-bat to pull within three. Northern got the final out with the potential game-tying run at the plate to take home the trophy.
The eight-team tournament is the finale for 11 year-old Little League baseball. There is no Little League World Series for this age division.