The throw may not have beat the runner home, but it would have been close. As a result, the conspiracy theories are in full bloom.
Late Monday night, the Southeast representatives from Peachtree Little League in Georgia advanced from an elimination game against the Southwest representatives from Post Oak Little League in Texas, 7-6, in extra innings. They scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly to right field, but the Post Oak outfielder who caught the deep fly had his throwing line cut off by the right field umpire, who was positioned directly in front of the fielder as he prepared for a powerful throw home.
WALK-OFF WIN IN WILLIAMSPORT!
Georgia wins 7-6 after playing into the 9th inning! pic