The Canes played on Sunday against a strong team from Louisiana, JPRD West, which placed second in its state tournament. Cartersville shut out JPRD West, 3-0.
Cameron Neal iced the game with a bases-loaded double to break open a 1-0 game in the bottom of the sixth, bringing in Will Roberson and Alex Adsit.
Wyatt Barnett closed the game in the seventh inning, keeping the shutout intact.
With the win, the Canes had only one game left to reach the finals in the winner's bracket.
That game was a matchup of two undefeateds -- the Canes and the Florida state champions from Pinellas Park.
Cartersville came out on top in the first inning when Roberson drove in Nick Hill for the first run of the game.
Florida answered and tied it up in the bottom of the first.
Mark Quattlebaum singled and later came around to score in the second inning, giving the Canes a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the third inning, the bases were full of Canes -- Zack Hacker, Adsit and Roberson. Barnett blasted a grand slam home run over the right field fence, and the fans went wild.
The Canes led, 6-1, but Pinellas Park cut the lead in half (6-3) in the bottom of the third inning.
The Canes would not score again as Pinellas Park scored six runs in a disastrous sixth inning for the Canes. Cartersville had some costly errors in the inning and was unable to bounce back, falling to the Florida state champs, 10-6.
Offensively, Barnett went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, Brent Arnold went 2-for-3 and Hill and Adsit both went 2-for-4.
The Canes play again Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the semifinals with a win setting up a rematch with Pinellas Park at 12:30 p.m. for the Dizzy Dean World Series' championship.