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Indians advance to World Series

From staff reports

The Morrow-Lake City Indians won the Sandy Koufax (13-14) Southeast Regional over the weekend and now will be going to the World Series.

The Indians will travel to Gurnee, Ill. Aug. 7-10 for the AABC Sandy Koufax World Series.

But the Indians will try to win another championship this weekend. The Indians will play in the ?Simply the Best' World Series held in Panama City, Fla. If the Indians win, they will be in line for possibly winning two World Series this year.

The Indians earned the right to advance to the AABC World Series by beating Redan 3-2 Saturday at Morrow-Lake City Park.

Isaiah Froneberger collected two hits in the contest, including the game-winning RBI. Scoring the winning run was Samuel Rodriguez, who was pinchrunning from Cord Kendricks.

The Indians trailed 2-0 in the sixth inning but they rallied. Kiara Weems scored the Indians' first run and a sacrifice RBI by Keith Gaines allowed Froneberger to score and tie the game.

Pitcher Edmund Sparks allowed just three hits.

The Indians played Redan earlier Saturday but fell 13-9 in the double elimination tournament.

In that game, Froneberger and Gaines paced the Indians with two hits each. Collecting one hit each were Weems, Darryl Tolbert, Clark Dickenson and Darren Morrow.

On Friday night, the Indians defeated the Morrow-Lake City Astros 10-5 in a game that lasted well after midnight.

Froneberger, Gaines and Sparks led the attack with three hits each.

The Morrow-Lake City Indians has players from both Clayton and Henry counties.

nIn the Mickey Mantle Division (15-16 year old), Henry County will play in the Southeast Regionals starting Wednesday at Hunter Park in Douglasville.

Henry County qualified for the regional tournament by finished third behind Fayette County and East Paulding in the state tournament.

nThe Roberto Clemente (7-8 year old) World Series will be held July 24-27 at South Cedar Park in McDonough.