SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Starting pitcher Brock Myers struck out eight and homered, and Goodlettsville beat Kearney, NE, 12-1 on Thursday to spoil the debut of a Nebraska team at the Little League World Series.
Myers, a 12-year-old righty, kept the Midwest's mini-mashers at bay with a fastball and off-speed pitch. He allowed one hit over 4 1-3 innings.
Myers added a two-run blast in the fifth, and Ryan Lyle also homered before Tennessee added seven runs in the sixth.
Zane Schmidt had a hit and RBI for Nebraska, which will play Saturday against Connecticut
A large crowd of family and friends gathered Thursday night for a viewing party at the Little League ballpark in Goodlettsville to cheer on the team.
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