Peachtree City’s Jansen Kenty (16) is greeted by teammates after hitting a solo home run off Houston's Ethan Goldstein in the sixth inning of Monday's game in the Little League World Series. (Gene J. Puskar, STF / Associated Press)

Peachtree City’s Little League dream alive after extra-inning dramatics

Peachtree City avoided elimination for a second game as its Little League World Series run continued Monday night.

The latest win came with two last at-bat dramatics and three extra innings.

The Georgia team had to score three runs in the sixth and once in the eighth. Finally, a ninth-inning run led to a 7-6 victory over Texas in an elimination round game of the baseball tournament in Williamsport, Pa.

Peachtree City will face Michigan on Tuesday night.

The winning run came after a hit batter, wild pitch, fielder’s choice and sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth that set off a wild celebration.

Peachtree City trailed 5-2 entering the bottom of the sixth inning before plating a run and placing a runner at third base with two outs.

Enter Jansen Kenty.

The left-hander hit a two-out, two-run home run to tie the game at 5-5 as Peachtree City erased the three-run deficit while down to its final out. Kenty delivered with two strikes with a blast to left centerfield.

Peachtree City had two runners on in the bottom of the seventh inning but could not push across a winning run.

Texas scored in the top of the eighth inning to bring home the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly.

Peachtree City put runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning. On a ground ball to shortstop, Texas got a force out at second base but an errant throw trying to complete a double play allowed the tying run to score. Georgia advanced a runner to third base with two outs before that rally ended.

Peachtree City had one more rally left – a winning rally – and its hope for a Little League World Series title remains alive.

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