WARNER ROBINS (WTVM) - It wasn't the start the Phenix City American All-Stars had envisioned. Tampa Keystone opened an early lead and went on to win 5-1 on Friday in first round action at the Little League Southeast Regional in Warner Robins.
Tyler Haines pitched out of jams in the first and second innings before Keystone was able to touch him up for one run in the third inning and two more in the fourth.
Zion Morris hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, one of only three hits on the day for Phenix City American.
Tyler Corish was 3-4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored to lead Keystone.
Phenix City American plays Peachtree City American, the Georgia state champ, in an elimination game on Saturday at 1 pm ET.
2015 LITTLE LEAGUE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
Little League Southeast Park, Warner Robins, GA
Friday, August 7
Game 1: Taylors Northwood (SC) 9, Wilson City (NC) 3
Game 2: South Nashville (TN) 4, Bridgeport (WV) 2
Game 3: Tampa Keystone (FL) 5, Phenix City American (AL) 1
Game 4: Mechanicsville National (VA) 5, Peachtree City American (GA) 3
Saturday, August 8
Game 5: Wilson City (NC) vs. Bridgeport (WV), 10 am (loser eliminated)
Game 6: Phenix City American (AL) vs. Peachtree City American (GA), 1 pm (loser eliminated)
Game 7: Taylors Northwood (SC) vs. South Nashville (TN), 4 pm
Game 8: Tampa Keystone (FL) vs. Mechanicsville National (VA), 7 pm
Sunday, August 9
Game 9: L8 vs. W5, 1 pm (loser eliminated)
Game 10: W6 vs. L7, 4 pm (loser eliminated)
Monday, August 10
Game 11: W9 vs. W 10, 11 am (loser eliminated)
Tuesday, August 11
Game 12: W7 vs. W8, 3 pm (winner to finals)
Wednesday, August 12
Game 13: L11 vs. W12, 3 pm (loser eliminated/winner to finals)
Thursday, August 13 (Championship)