Brock Myers homered in the first inning and allowed just one hit in 3-1/3 innings of work to help Goodlettsville beat Greenville, NC, 9-3 in the semifinals of the Little League Baseball Southeast Regional Tournament.
The Goodlettsville team, which won the Tennessee state championship, will play the winner of Wednesday's Great Falls, VA-Warner Robins, GA game in Friday's regional championship. The winner will advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.
Myers' home run was part of a four-run first inning for Goodlettsville. Jacob Rucker led off the inning by reaching on a fielding error. Rucker scored on a double by Robert Brown.
Brown scored on a passed ball before Myers' home run gave the Tennessee champs a 3-0 lead.
Ryan Lyle drove in the final run of the inning with a single, scoring Lorenzo Butler.
On the mound, Myers allowed one hit and struck out five over 3-1/3 innings. He also allowed one run.
Greenville scored two runs in the fourth inning to cut Goodlettsville's lead to 5-2.
Goodlettsville answered with a single run in the fourth and three runs in the fifth to secure the win.
Copyright 2012 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.