RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WTVM) - It was the Trent Grantham show on the mound and at the plate as the Northern All-Stars beat Toccoa 4-1 on Monday night at the Georgia Little League state tournament in Richmond Hill.
Grantham was 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and three RBI. He also picked up the win as starting pitcher, throwing 4 1/3 hitless innings and striking out ten. Noah Lee pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, giving up one hit and one unearned run and striking out three.
Grantham got Northern on the board in the first inning, driving in Austin Hicks and Colby Brabston with a single. He singled home Tyler Hanson in the fourth inning to make it 3-0 Northern.
The final Northern run came in the sixth when Josh Evans scored on a passed ball.
The win gives Northern a 3-0 record in Pool A. They face the other undefeated team in the pool, Martinez-Evans American (2-0) at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday. A win would give Northern first place in the pool and a berth in Thursday's state semifinals.
GEORGIA STATE LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
Richmond Hill, GA
Saturday, July 20
Columbus Northern 1, Newton County American 0
Warner Robins American West 17, West Point 0
Murphey Candler National 3, Richmond Hill Coastal 0
Martinez Evans National 17, Belvedere 1
Sunday, July 21
Martinez Evans National 7, Toccoa 1
Warner Robins American West 6, Cartersville 0
Columbus Northern 12, Belvedere 2
Murphey Candler National 11, West Point 1
Monday, July 22
Cartersville 12, West Point 0
Newton County American 14, Belvedere 1
Columbus Northern 4, Toccoa 1
Warner Robins American West 13, Richmond Hill Coastal 3
Tuesday, July 23
Warner Robins American West vs. Murphey Candler National, 6 p.m. (Field 10)
Columbus Northern vs. Martinez Evans National, 6 p.m. (Field 12)
Newton County American vs. Toccoa, 8:30 p.m. (Field 10)
Cartersville vs. Richmond Hill Coastal, 8:30 p.m. (Field 12)
Wednesday, July 24
Murphey Candler National vs. Cartersville, 10 a.m. (Field 10)
Belvedere vs. Toccoa, 10 a.m. (Field 12)
Martinez Evans National vs. Newton County American, 1 p.m. (Field 10)
Richmond Hill Coastal vs. West Point, 1 p.m. (Field 12)
Thursday, July 25
Pool A Winner vs. Pool B Runner-up, 10 a.m.
Pool B Winner vs. Pool A Runner-up, 1 p.m.
Friday, July 26