Little League Team From ENC In Regional Play

The Greenville Tar Heel Little League team is preparing for a big game Wednesday in its fight to make it to the World Series.

The 11-12 Greenville group is one of four teams in the semi-finals of the Southeast Regional Little League Tournament in Warner Robins, Georgia.

The Tar Heel team takes on the Godlettsville Little League team from Tennessee at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. The game will air on ESPN2.

WITN talked with Coach Eric Jarman Wednesday. He said the players are getting a much need break today, spending time with their families. This afternoon, the team and coaches will be talking to crews from ESPN, going over lineups and then probably take part in a light workout.

If the Tar Heel team wins Wednesday, they will play in the championship game Friday at 7:00 p.m. That game is airing on ESPN. The winner goes on the World Series tournament.

This is the third 11-12 Tar Heel team Coach Jarman has taken to the Southeastern Regional. The last time a Greenville team made it to the World Series was 1998.

Teams from eight states are taking part in the regional tournament, which started August 3.

The Greenville team beat the Warner Robins American Little League team Friday by a score of 10-2, but the team lost on Saturday to Beehive Little League from Alabama on Saturday by a score of 9-8. The Greenville team rebounded Monday, with a 6-4 win over Plant City Little League from Florida.

We'll keep you posted on the team's progress.


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