Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Emilia Little League from Emilia, Italy, Wins the Little League Baseball® Europe and Africa Region Championship

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 25, 2017) – For the second-straight year, Emilia Little League from Emilia, Italy, will represent the Europe and Africa Region after defeating London Youth Baseball Little League, 12-2, on Tuesday, July 25 in the 2017 Little League Baseball® Europe and Africa Region Championship. A total of 14 teams participated in the nine-day event at Ed Piszek Stadium of the Little League Baseball European Leadership Training Center in Kutno, Poland.

Monday, July 24, 2017

ESPN to Showcase a Record 140 Little League Baseball and Softball Games during July and August

ESPN to Showcase a Record 140 Little League Baseball and Softball Games during July and August
Ø  Schedule Culminates with ESPN’s Multi-Platform Coverage of 32 Little League World Series Games from Williamsport, Pa., August 17-27
Ø  Nearly 40 Commentators Planned to Contribute to the Nearly 300 Hours of Coverage

Record 141 Games (2)
ESPN today announced it will showcase a record 140 Little League Baseball and Softball games, including every U.S. regional baseball game and five divisional tournament baseball games, across ABC,ESPNESPN2ESPNews,ESPN3, ESPNULonghorn Network and steaming on theESPN App during July and August. The schedule will also feature an increase in softball coverage with 15 live games across Little League, Junior League and Senior League levels. The schedule culminates with ESPN’smulti-platform coverage of the 71st Little League World Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, from Williamsport, Pa. August 17-27.

Commentators

ESPN baseball commentator Karl Ravech returns for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regional Semifinals and Finals with David Belisle, known for his motivational speech to his Rhode Island team after their defeat in the 2014 Little League World Series.

Courtney LyleMichele SmithAmanda Scarborough and Holly Rowe will lead ESPN’scoverage of the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, OR, from August 14-16. Tyler DenningPam Ward and Cheri Kempf will also contribute to ESPN’s softball coverage this year.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tokyo Kitasuna Little League Wins the Little League Baseball® Japan Region Championship

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 23, 2017) – Tokyo Kitasuna Little League emerged victorious at the 2017 Little League Baseball® Japan Region Championship, defeating Chibashi Little League, 17-0, in the final game on Sunday, July 23. A total of 16 teams participated in the tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Luz-Maracaibo Little League from Venezuela Wins the Little League Baseball® Latin America Region Championship

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 22, 2017) – Luz-Maracaibo Little League from Maracaibo, Venezuela, emerged victorious at the 2017 Little League Baseball® Latin America Region Championship in Barranquilla, Columbia, defeating Falcón Little League of Cartagena, Colombia, 8-0, on Saturday, July 22. Eight teams participated in the eight-day event in Barranquilla, Colombia.

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Guadalupe Treviño Kelly Little League Wins the Little League Baseball® Mexico Region Championship

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 22, 2017) – Guadalupe Teviño Kelly Little League from Tamaulipas emerged victorious at the 2017 Mexico Region Little League Baseball® Championship in Sabinas Coahula, Mexico, defeating Matamoros Little League, 3-1, on Friday, July 21. A total of 14 teams participated in the seven-day event.