WARNER ROBINS - Florida (New Tampa) defeated North Carolina (Wilkes County) 10-0 in four innings in the semifinals of the Little League Softball Southeastern Region Tournament on Sunday at Little League Southeast Park.
Florida will play Warner Robins in the championship game Monday at 6 p.m. Warner Robins defeated West Virginia 11-4 in the earlier semifinal Sunday.
In the bottom of the second, Florida's Makaleigh Dooley tripled over the left fielder's head, then scored when the relay throw was bobbled for a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning Carlee Jacobs scored on an Alyssa Wash groundout to make it 2-0.
In the bottom of the third, Dooley came to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs. She was hit by a pitch, scoring Kamryn Beach for a 3-0 lead. With the bases still loaded, Jacobs singled up the middle to drive in two runs for a 5-0 lead. They added another run on a fielding error to make it 6-0. Maddy Hall singled to left field to score Jacobs for a 7-0 lead. Beach doubled to left field to score Lauren Bimonte and Hall for a 9-0 lead. Boynton singled to center field to score Beach for a 10-0 lead.
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