In spite of falling in the District 1 championship game, the Coach Pitch all-star baseball team representing Laurens Little League advanced to the state championships in Taylors on June 13-16.
This is the seventh consecutive year in which Laurens qualified for the state tournament
Wren defeated Laurens 12-2 in the final on Sunday in Greenwood, but the team of 7-8 year-olds qualified for the state tournament, hosted by Northwood Little League, because it reached the finals for the second year in a row.
In Greenwood, Laurens fell to Wren twice but defeated Greenwood-Abbeville and Easley.
The state finals will be contested at Corey Burns Park beginning on Thursday, June 13, with Laurens assigned to Pool C. Chuckey Smith coaches the team.