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Brateevo Little League From Moscow, Russia Qualifies For 2006 Little League Baseball World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2006) – Brateevo Little League from Moscow, Russia, is returning to the Little League Baseball World Series for the second consecutive year after winning the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region Tournament on Wednesday in Kutno, Poland.

The Brateevo Little League defeated Baden-Wuerttemberg Little League, from Mannheim, Germany, 4-0, in the championship game, finishing the 13-team tournament with an 8-0 record. Baden-Wuerttemberg Little League suffered its first loss of the region tournament in the championship game and finished with a 6-1 record.

Teams from Moscow, Russia, have now earned a berth in the Little League Baseball World Series on five occasions since 2001. The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region champion has never reached the Little League Baseball world championship game.

The 60th Little League Baseball World Series for 11-12-year-olds will be played in Williamsport, Aug. 18-27. Sixteen teams from around the world will take part.

ABC will televise the Little League Baseball World Series U.S. championship game on Aug. 26, at 3:30 p.m. The world championship game of the Little League Baseball World Series can be seen live on ABC at 3:30 p.m., on Aug. 27. Twenty-seven other World Series games will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 for a total of 29 games on national television. Eleven World Series games also will be televised on ESPN Deportes. For the second straight year, all 32 games of the Little League Baseball World Series tournament will be on television.

The first two United States representatives in the Little League Baseball World Series are expected to be decided on Friday when the Southeast and Southwest Region Tournaments are due to end. The 16-team World Series Tournament field will be complete by Aug. 14.

The schedule for the U.S. region finals, which will be televised live on ESPN or ESPN2, is: Friday, Aug. 11 - Southeast (St. Petersburg, Fla., 7 p.m., ESPN) and Southwest (Waco, Texas, 9 p.m., ESPN); Saturday, Aug. 12 - Midwest (Indianapolis, 7 p.m., ESPN) and West (San Bernardino, Calif., 9 p.m., ESPN); Sunday, Aug 13 – New England (Bristol, Conn., 1 p.m. ESPN), Great Lakes (Indianapolis, 3 p.m., ESPN); and Northwest (San Bernardino, Calif., 10 p.m., ESPN2); and Monday, Aug. 14 - Mid-Atlantic (Bristol, Conn., 8 p.m., ESPN2). All game times are Eastern U.S. time.