Northern wins again, clinches state semifinal berth

Northern 11, Martinez-Evans National 4

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WTVM) - The Northern All-Stars are moving on.

Austin Hicks had two two-run homers and Trent Grantham had a three-run shot to lead Northern to an 11-4 win over Martinez-Evans National on Tuesday night at the Georgia Little League State Tournament in Richmond Hill.

The victory gives Northern a 4-0 record and first place in Pool A, and the berth in the state semifinals that goes with it.

Northern scored early and often. In the first inning, Grantham hit his three-run homer. In the second, Hicks had the first of his two-run shots while Ben Sloan added a run on a wild pitch.

The third inning was the big frame for Northern, as they scored five times. Hicks had his second two-run homer, while Joseph Crowell had a two-run double and Colby Brabston added an RBI double.

Hicks and Brabston combined to throw a 5-hitter.

Northern will play the runner-up in Pool B on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Warner Robins American East claimed first in Pool B with an 8-1 victory over Murphey Candler National on Tuesday night. They will play the Pool A runner-up at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The state championship game is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday.


Richmond Hill, GA

Saturday, July 20

Columbus Northern 1, Newton County American 0

Warner Robins American East 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 East 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 East 13, Richmond Hill Coastal 3

Tuesday, July 23

Columbus Northern 11, Martinez Evans National 4

Warner Robins American East 8, Murphey Candler National 1

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

Columbus Northern vs. Pool B Runner-up, 10 a.m.

Warner Robins American East  vs. Pool A Runner-up, 1 p.m.

Friday, July 26

Championship Game, 10 a.m.