Pioneer, Northern Set for 11's Baseball Championship

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The last final at the Georgia District 8 All-Star Tournament is now set.

Pioneer scored three times in the final two innings to beat American 8-6 on Thursday night to earn a spot in the 11's baseball finals.

Pioneer broke a 5-5 tie on a fourth inning bases loaded walk, then added another run on a passed ball. They scored their final run on a throwing error in the fifth inning.

American's sixth inning rally fell short. Chantler Valero doubled in a run, but Cody Noviello got the final out to seal the victory.

Pioneer will face tournament host Northern on Friday night at 6:00 pm. Northern can win the District 8 title with a victory, while Pioneer needs to win to force a deciding game on Saturday.

The winner will advance to the Georgia state tournament at Warner Robins beginning on July 16.