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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 10:20am

Warner Robins Advances to Little League Semis

Updated: 5 years ago.
Last year's team from Warner Robins, pictured in yellow, defeated Japan in the Little League World Series. (photo courtesy National Sportsmanship Awards)

Warner Robins, Ga., scored the tying and go-ahead runs Monday on a passed ball and a wild pitch to stay unbeaten and edge Mercer Island, Wash., 3-2, at the Little League World Series.

Trailing 2-1, Kyle King reached base to start the top of the sixth after getting hit by reliever Brandon Lawler's pitch. He moved to third on two wild pitches.

One out later, Jake Farrell walked and stole second. The passed ball then scored King and moved Farrell to third, and another wild pitch by Lawler allowed Farrell to score the go-ahead run.

Cortez Broughton got the save after striking out Lawler with the potential tying run on third. Georgia has already clinched a spot in the U.S. semifinals.

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