Goodlettsville Little Leaguers roll in World Series opener

Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:14pm
Staff reports

Southeast Region champ Goodlettsville hit four home runs and crushed Kearney-Nebraska 12-1 in its opening game in the 66th annual Little League World Series Thursday night.

Winning pitcher Brock Myers struck out seven and walked none in his four-plus innings. He struck out five in row at one point

Myers also went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a two-run home run to straightaway center in the fifth. He scored three runs and drove in two.

Cole Carter drove in a run with a single in the first and Ryan Lyle belted Goodlettsville’s first home run, a two-run shot to left center for an early 3-0 lead.

Jake Rucker hit a three-run home run as part of a seven-run sixth.

He also pitched the final two innings. Myers and Rucker combined to allow one hit.

More than half of Goodlettsville’s 13 hits went for extra bases. There were three doubles (two by Luke Brown) in addition to the four home runs.

Brown also made diving catch to save a run and end the fourth inning.

With the victory, Goodlettsville advances to the second round and will play Petaluma, Calif. 1 p.m. (CDT) Sunday.

2 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 8/17/12 at 4:55

I watched it on espn and really enjoyed watching these kids enjoy the game. When Brock Myers hit a batter on the side of his helmet went to home plate to check on the him. Great sportsmanship all the way around. Major league players need to remember their Little League days. Two big league players I think still just love to play the game are Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter. It is not just baseball, but all sports. Keep going, Godlettsville! Middle Tennessee is proud!

By: Rasputin72 on 8/17/12 at 7:18

This is tremendous for these kids and their Goodlettsville heritage. They drew a tough one when they got Petaluma on Sunday.