Behind the pitching arm—and the bat—of Justin Lee, the Loudoun South American team today earned a spot in the Little League World Series with a 12-2 win over rivalsPeachtree City, GA.
The South Riding-based team won 16 consecutive games to take the Southeast Region tournament title. They’ll be the first Virginia team to play in the famed Williamsport, PA, event since 1994. There, they’ll return to the field Aug. 15 to face the champion of the New England region.
Lee pitched to all except the final batter, giving up no earned runs and striking out seven. At the plate, he hit two home runs and drew a walk.
Teammates Colton Hicks and Chase Obstgarten also drove the offense, with Hick leading with three hits and Obstgarten driving in 4 runs.
It was a break-through win for Loudoun South, which entered the tournament with a 0-5 record in the finals. Last year, it was Peachtree City that send them home empty handed. This year, Loudoun beat the Georgia team twice, including a 6-5 walk-off win Monday night. Peachtree battled back in the finals of the consolidation bracket, beat eating South Carolina 10-1 Wednesday morning—a game that was postponed last night and required Peachtree into final day double header.