The Nittany Valley Little League Softball team locked up the Section 4 title Saturday afternoon and is heading to the state championship.
Nittany Valley rallied to beat New Bethlehem 3-1 for the 11-12 year-old title at the Indiana Little League Fields and advance to the eight-team state finals.
The Tournament begins Tuesday and runs through Monday in Mansfield, with games at Smyth Park and Mansfield University. Nittany Valley will face the champions from Section 2, in west-central Pennsylvania, at 4:30 p.m.
Down 1-0, Nittany Valley scored all its runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. With one out, Addy Manning walked and Taylor Kerr reached on an error to begin the rally before a Lexi Rogers RBI single and a two-run single for Hanna Lauck give the team the lead.
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Rogers also earned the win in the pitcher’s circle.