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Friday, August 17, 2007
Tennessee beats Texas for softball title

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kirsten Honeycutt hit the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the sixth inning to lead the South Team from Morristown, Tenn., to a 3-2 victory over the Southwest Team from Elgin, Texas, in the championship game of the Little League Softball World Series.

Mallory Black allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six at the Alpenrose Dairy in Portland on Wednesday night. Her father, Eric Black, coaches the Morristown team.

"There's no way we could have done it without our defense," Mallory Black said.

Morristown's Britney Turner hit a run-scoring single with two out in the first inning, then added a two-out RBI double in the third.

Kaci Olson tied it in the bottom of the first for Elgin when she scored from third on an error. Morgan Schultz added an RBI single in the third to tie it at 2-2.

Honeycutt's game winning single came with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth.

Alyssa Wilkins allowed three runs on nine hits with three strikeouts in the loss.

Both teams were knocked out in the semifinals last year. Elgin defeated Gladstone, Mich., 6-1 on Tuesday to advance.

Morristown beat Waterford, Conn., 10-1.