Augusta team closes in on Series

An Augusta youth baseball team is just one win away from advancing to the Junior League World Series.

The Masters City Little League team of 13- and 14-year-old players defeated Team Florida on Tuesday to advance to today's championship game in Cartersville, Ga.

The Masters City squad, representing Georgia in the tournament, won 9-8 with a run in the final inning.

Erin Hawk and Chileno Baldez reached base on singles, and Michael Weaver dropped a bunt. Hawk was able to score from second on the play when the throw to first was mishandled.

Masters City opened the tournament with a loss to the South Carolina team, 15-8, but will get a chance for revenge when the two meet today for the championship.

In its second game of the tournament, Masters City defeated Tennessee 13-2 as Hawk threw a two-hit complete game. He will be on the mound for today's title game.

The winner of today's game advances to Taylor, Mich., for the 10-team championship tournament that features teams from around the world.

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