ANDOVER, Mass. -- Cooper Reed struck out 12 in 5-1/3 innings of work and Jack Wendling drove in a pair of runs Saturday as the PIttsfield Little League American Division 10-year-old All-Stars defeated Andover, 4-2, in the state semi-finals.
The Pittsfield Americans moved on to the state title game, set for noon on Sunday against either Melrose or Swansea, who met later on Saturday.
Pittsfield scored all its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead.
Aiden Arseneau got things started with a leadoff walk. Reed then reached on an error.
With two out, Brennan Lyon was hit by a pitch, and Alec Houghtaling reached on a walk to drive in Arseneau with the game's first run.
Kydd Kearns then singled to drive in Reed, and Wendling hit a two-run single.
Andover rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the sixth. But Wendling took the ball in relief to get the final two outs.
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