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South Fort Myers pitcher Chris Kearns delivers a pitch against Winter Garden in a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff

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South Fort Myers pitcher Chris Kearns delivers a pitch against Winter Garden in a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff

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  • South Fort Myers pitcher Chris Kearns delivers a pitch against Winter Garden in a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers 9-10 All-Stars stand during the Little League pledge prior to a state semifinal game on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. From left, Kelle Grau, Ben Slater, Drew Pflieger, George Boring, Chris Kearns and John Jobin. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Winter Garden, left, and South Fort Myers get ready to play a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Kelle Grau records an out at first base as Winter Garden's Hunter Stacy crosses the bag during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Josh Mesmer delivers a pitch against Winter Garden during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' George Boring takes a lead off third base during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal against Winter Garden on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers catcher Max Fleming records a forcer out at home during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Santino Cervone, left, and Kelle Grau, right, chat with pitcher Josh Mesmer during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Adam Cope takes a swing during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal against Winter Garden on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers manager Jess Mesmer makes a trip to the mound during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • As South Fort Myers' Drew Pflieger plays right field, North Springs 9-10 All-Stars watch from the outfield as they wait for their 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers third baseman Santino Cervone gets ready on defense as Adam Cope delivers a pitch during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. South fell to Winter Garden, 10-9, in eight innings. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers right fielder Drew Pflieger fields a single during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal against Winter Garden on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Myers. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers 9-10 All-Star Zack Thomas scores a run in the first inning of a semifinal at the 9-10 State Tournament on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Covering the plate is Winter Garden catcher Tyler Meehan. South lost to Winter Garden, 10-9, in eight innings. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers 9-10 All-Star second baseman John Jobin makes a catch in shallow right field during a semifinal at the 9-10 State Tournament at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale on July 23, 2012. Winter Garden ended South's season with a 10-9 win in eight innings. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Adam Cope slides into second base as Winter Garden shortstop Justin LaGasse fires a throw to first during a semifinal at the 9-10 State Tournament on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Winter Garden won, 10-9, in eight innings. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers second baseman Zack Thomas makes a catch as teammate Adam Cope provides back-up during a semifinal at the 9-10 State Tournament on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Winter Garden ousted South, 10-9, in eight innings. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Winter Garden's Jason Grant is in disbelief that he was called out on a force play at second base during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Making the out is South Fort Myers shortstop Peyton Carr. South fell, 10-9, in eight innings. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • After fielding a short grounder, South Fort Myers pitcher Adam Cope fires a throw to Kelle Grau for an out at first base during a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. South fell to Winter Garden, 10-9, in eight innings. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers 9-10 All-Star Peyton Carr manages to avoid a tag by Winter Garden's Collin Hall in the top of the eighth inning of a semifinal at the 9-10 State Tournament at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Laurderdale on July 23, 2012. Carr later scored the go-ahead run, but Winter Garden scored twice in the bottom of the inning to win, 10-9. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Peyton Carr scores a run to give South a 9-8 lead in the eighth inning against Winter Garden in a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. It turned out to be the final run of the season for South, which fell, 10-9. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Moments after the winning run crosses the plate, Winter Garden celebrates its 10-9 eight inning win against South Fort Myers in a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Winter Garden celebrates its 10-9 win in eight innings against South Fort Myers in a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Moments after the winning run crosses the plate, Winter Garden celebrates its 10-9 eight inning win against South Fort Myers in a 9-10 State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • The South Fort Myers 9-10 All-Stars huddle for the final time after their 10-9 loss in eight innings to Winter Garden in a State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Fans watch the 9-10 State Tournament semifinal between South Fort Myers and Winter Garden on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale. Kevin Johnson/Staff

Winter Garden rallied for a 10-9 win in eight innings against South Fort Myers in a 9-and-10 year-old State Tournament semifinal on July 23, 2012 at Floyd Hull Park in Fort Lauderdale.

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