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Television Coverage to Showcase Little League Baseball and Softball Tournaments

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2006) – Throughout August, Little League Baseball and Softball will have a prominent place on the ESPN family of networks and ABC television with a total 45 games being broadcast nationally.

Coverage of the two semifinal games and the world championship game of the Little League Softball World Series (for 11-and-12-year-old girls) in Portland, Ore., is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 15-16, on ESPN2.

The championship game of the Big League Softball World Series (for 16-to-18-year-old girls) in Kalamazoo, Mich., will air Aug. 29; and the Junior League Baseball World Series championship (for 13-14-year-olds) game from Taylor, Mich., will air on Aug. 30. Both games will be televised via tape-delay on ESPN2.

The world championship game of the Little League Baseball World Series (Aug. 18-27; for 11-12-year-olds) can be seen live on ABC at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 27. ABC also will televise the U.S. championship game in the afternoon, on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 3:30 p.m., followed by the International championship on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7:30 p.m.

For the fifth year since the tournament expanded from eight to 16 teams in 2001, every Little League Baseball World Series team will have at least one game on national television (ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2).

A complete schedule of games for each of Little League Baseball and Softball’s eight World Series tournaments, including television listings, can be found by logging on to: www.littleleagueworldseriesonline.org

Televised Games
(All broadcasts listed are Eastern U.S. Check local listing for air times in your area.)

Little League Baseball Regional Tournaments
Friday - August 11
Southeast Region Championship, St. Petersburg, Fla., 7 p.m., (ESPN)
Southwest Region Championship, Waco, Texas, 9 p.m., (ESPN)
Saturday - August 12
Midwest Region Championship, Indianapolis, 7 p.m., (ESPN)
West Region Championship, San Bernardino, Calif., 9 p.m., (ESPN)
Sunday - August 13
New England Region Championship, Bristol, Conn., 1 p.m., (ESPN)
Great Lakes Region Championship, Indianapolis, 3 p.m., (ESPN)
Northwest Region Championship, San Bernardino, Calif., 10 p.m., (ESPN2)
Monday - August 14
Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, Bristol, Conn., 8 p.m., (ESPN2)

Little League Softball World Series, Portland, Ore.
Tuesday - August 15
Semifinal, 7 p.m., (ESPN2)
Semifinal, 9:30 p.m., (ESPN2)
Wednesday - August 16
Championship game, 9:30 p.m., (ESPN2)

Little League Baseball World Series, Williamsport, Pa.
POOL PLAY ROUND
Friday - August 18
(1) New England vs. Northwest, 4 p.m., (ESPN2)
(2) Transatlantic vs. Canada, 6 p.m., (ESPN2)
(3) Southwest vs. Midwest, 8 p.m., (ESPN)
Saturday - August 19
(4) EMEA vs. Asia, 11 a.m., (ESPN)
(5) Mid-Atlantic vs. Southeast, 1 p.m., (ESPN)
(6) West vs. Great Lakes, 3 p.m., (ESPN)
(7) Caribbean vs. Mexico, 4 p.m., (Deportes)
(8) Pacific vs. Latin America, 6 p.m., (ESPN/Deportes)
(9) New England vs. Midwest, 8 p.m., (ESPN)
Sunday - August 20
(10) Southeast vs. West, 1 p.m., (ESPN)
(11) Southwest vs. Northwest, 3 p.m., (ESPN)
(12) Pacific vs. Transatlantic, 5 p.m., (ESPN)
(13) EMEA vs. Mexico, 7 p.m., (Deportes-Tape Delayed Midnight)
(14) Mid-Atlantic vs. Great Lakes, 8 p.m., (ESPN2)
Monday - August 21
(15) EMEA vs. Caribbean, 11 a.m., (Deportes)
(16) Asia vs. Mexico, 1 p.m., (ESPN2/Deportes)
(17) Southwest vs. New England, 3 p.m., (ESPN)
(18) Canada vs. Latin America, 6 p.m., (ESPN2/Deportes)
(19) Northwest vs. Midwest, 8 p.m., (ESPN2)
Tuesday - August 22
(20) Asia vs. Caribbean, 11 a.m., (ESPN2/Deportes)
(21) Canada vs. Pacific, 1 p.m., (ESPN)
(22) West vs. Mid-Atlantic, 3 p.m., (ESPN)
(23) Transatlantic vs. Latin America, 6 p.m., (ESPN2/Deportes)
(24) Southeast vs. Great Lakes, 8 p.m., (ESPN2)
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Wednesday - August 23

(25) International – Semifinal, 3 p.m., (ESPN/Deportes)
(26) United States - Semifinal, 7:30 p.m., (ESPN)
Thursday - August 24
(27) International – Semifinal, 3 p.m., (ESPN/Deportes)
(28) United States – Semifinal, 7:30 p.m., (ESPN)
Friday, August 25
Open Date – no games scheduled
Saturday - August 26
(29) United States Championship, 3:30 p.m., (ABC)
(30) International Championship, 7:30 p.m., (ESPN/Deportes)
Sunday - August 27
(31) Consolation Championship, Noon, (ESPN)
(32) World Series Championship, 3:30 p.m., (ABC)

Big League Softball World Series, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Tuesday - August 29
Championship game, 2:30 p.m., (ESPN2-Tape Delayed)

Junior League Baseball World Series, Taylor, Mich.
Tuesday - August 30
Championship game, 3 p.m., (ESPN2-Tape Delayed)