Fayette County


PTC Little League team sees remarkable run end

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3Peachtree City’s remarkable push towards the Little League World Series came up just short. The team captured the hearts of the area as they progressed all the way into the Southeast Region finale where they fell to Goodlettsville, TN, just one game short of the Little League World Series in Williamsport.
It was quite the run to get that far, emerging as the best team in the state and becoming one of just eight teams to play for the Southeast Region title. They dominated in the semifinal, winning on the mercy rule. Playing against Goodlettsville on ESPN Wednesday afternoon, Peachtree City was eliminated with a 15-3 loss. They had the support of host city Warner Robins, who gave the team a commemorative pen from their own Little League World Series trip in 2007 as a good luck charm.
The disappointing defeat does not at all diminish the tremendous accomplishments of a squad that finishes as one of the final 16 teams in the nation.
ESPN was captivated by the unique nature of Peachtree City, repeatedly commenting on their golf cart paths. In particular, they pointed out the team’s jersey logo that includes a golf cart.
The team is lead by manager Richard Lopez and coaches Richard Buchanan and Vince Hill. The players are Julian Maldonado, Javon Compton, Thad Ector, Ben Moseley, Andrew Peters, Eli Jones, Isaiah Lopez, Michael Wright, Aiden Wise, Shea Johnson, Camron Hill, Christopher Buchanan, and Logan Gould.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.