Dunedin was eliminated from the Big League World Series with Saturday's 4-2 loss to South Carolina in Easley, S.C.
Dunedin (1-2) still has one game left, at 4 p.m. Monday against Anaheim Calif. But it cannot catch Indiana (3-0), to which it lost 3-1 on Thursday, and South Carolina (2-1) in its six-team pool. Only two advance to the semifinals.
Dunedin, which beat Laredo, Texas, 4-3 on Friday, gave up two runs in the first and two more in the seventh. Alex Hart started for Dunedin. He pitched 61/3 innings, allowing five hits and four earned runs and striking out six.
Dunedin scored a run in the fourth and tied the score in the sixth on a double by Carter Cashman that scored Jordan Savinon. But Cashman was thrown out at home later in the inning, and Dunedin couldn't take the lead.
South Carolina scored on a two-run homer by Will Hartsell in the top of the seventh. Dunedin loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the inning. But Cashman grounded out to third to end the game.
Bayshore's postseason win streak ended Saturday morning, but it advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament with a win in the afternoon at Bill Keller Park in DeBary.
After winning its eighth consecutive game Friday, Bayshore lost 12-10 to South Fort Myers. It rebounded by beating West Boynton 15-2. At 11 a.m. today, Bayshore faces undefeated Windermere. The title game is Monday.
Land O'Lakes remained perfect, beating Georgia 10-0 in the 9- to 10-year-old Southeast Region Invitational in Luray, Va. Land O'Lakes is 9-0 overall in the postseason and has not allowed a run in its two Southeast games. It faces the host team today.
Meanwhile, Palma Ceia/Tampa Bay beat North Carolina 3-2 in the opener of the 10- to 11-year-old Southeast Region Invitational in Cape Coral. Palma Ceia/Tampa Bay, 10-0 overall in the postseason, is off today and faces the hosts Monday.
Palma Ceia/Tampa Bay has won the state title three of the past four seasons in this division, including this year.
It reached the Little League Junior Softball World Series last season before falling 10-0 in the championship to Croswell, Mich.
The Spring Hill Ponytails improved to 7-0 in the postseason by beating Baldwin County, Ga., 7-2 in the World Series in Georgetown, S.C.
Spring Hill won the 2010 Angels World Series with most of the same players, and it improved to 7-0 in this postseason. It took a 4-2 lead in the fifth when Madyson Lamp stole home and Megan Nelski singled in Abby Oliver and Miranda Arroyo.Spring Hill faces the winner of Saturday's late game between Fairview, La., and Butler, Ala., at 11:30 a.m. today.
Meanwhile, Wesley Chapel routed Andrews, S.C., 23-3 in its opener of the Darlings World Series in Georgetown, S.C. It's 9-0 in the postseason and faces Sabine, La., at 11:30 a.m. today.
Times correspondent Derek J. Lariviere contributed to this report.