Northern Little League advanced to the Georgia state championship game with a 4-3 win over Cartersville in the semifinal round on Thursday.
Northern trailed 3-1 going into the third inning, but they made it a 3-2 game when Austin Hicks drove in Cole Pettis on a fielder's choice. Later in the inning, Noah Lee hit what proved to be the game-winning two-run home run to put them up 4-3.
Colby Brabston relieved starter Trent Grantham after one inning, finishing the game and striking out 12 over five innings while giving up just three hits.
Northern will face Warner Robins in the state championship game Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.