CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (WTVM) - A late rally proved to be too little, too late, as the American All-Stars fell to Warner Robins American East 4-2 on Friday night in the finals of the Georgia Little League state tournament in Cartersville.
American trailed 4-0 in the fifth inning when Jackson Mellenberg had an RBI double and Tyler Pace cracked an RBI single to cut the deficit in half.
But Trey Odom pitched a perfect sixth inning to preserve the win for starter Jake Fromm, who struck out 12 batters in four-plus innings.
Warner Robins scored three runs in the first inning to take the early advantage.
Warner Robins American has now won four of the last five Georgia state titles.