WARNER ROBINS -- The Little League season is finished.
Now the 13 boys will go back to doing what most of their peers have been doing for nearly two weeks -- attending school.
The team from Warner Robins American Little League was stopped short of its bid to repeat as Little League Baseball Southeastern Region champions.
The Georgia state champions lost 1-0 to Tennessees state champions from Goodlettsville Little League in Fridays title game in front of a hometown crowd that topped an estimated 5,000 at Little League Southeast Park.
League president Mickey Lay summed up the game.
Luck has to be on your side, he said. It was on their side, not ours.
After the tough loss in the championship game, manager Martin Pinckney didnt have a lot to say.
They fought back just to get to this point, he said of his team.
He gave credit to the starting pitcher for Tennessee, Brock Myers, who pitched a no-hitter through five innings.
Jake Rucker came in and gave up Georgias lone hit to Kody Winner.
Hats off to the Tennessee pitchers, Pinckney said.
The team that dominated in the state tournament, beating opponents 76-7, struggled offensively.
Georgia lost its first game in the regional a week earlier to North Carolina. Greenville Little League won that game 10-2.
Tennessees manager Joey Hale said he has never seen the amount of backing for a Little League team as he did in Warner Robins.
This community is the most supportive in the nation, he said.