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Northern baseball wins minor, major District 8 Championship

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Northern Little League was victorious twice on Thursday night, claiming two district titles.

In minor baseball, Tyler Watkins tossed 5.1 innings of five-hit ball, striking out four, before giving way to John Runyan for the final two outs in a 3-1 win over Peach. Runyan also hit what proved to be the game-winning home run, a two-run shot in the second.

For the majors, it was another pitchers' duel, as Northern beat American, 2-1. Colby Brabston went 5.1 innings for Northern, giving up just one run on two hits and striking out 11.

Both teams now advance to the state tournament. The minors will face Martinez Evans Little League on Saturday in Peachtree City, while the majors tournament begins July 20 in Savannah.

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