East Nepean Little League Becomes the First to Represent Ottawa, Canada in the Little League Baseball World Series
In Brossard, Quebec on Saturday, East Nepean Little League defeated NDG Little League, from Montreal, 4-1, in the championship game. East Nepean Little League finished the six-team tournament with a 4-2 record. Two of NDG Little League’s three regional tournament losses came to the Canada Region champions.
A team from Canada has never won the Little League Baseball World Series. The only world championship game appearance for Canada was in 1965, when Windsor Locks, Conn., defeated Stoney Creek Little League of Ontario, 3-1.
Canada was the first non-U.S. country to participate in the Little League World Series, and has qualified a team for 47 World Series tournaments since 1952.
Thirteen teams have already qualified for the 2004 Little League Baseball World Series. They are: Arabian American Little League of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Conejo Valley East Little League of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Redmond North Little League of Redmond, Wash.; Lamar National Little League of Richmond, Texas; Owensboro Southern Little League of Owensboro, Ky.; Davenport Northwest Little League of Davenport, Iowa; Morganton Little League of Morganton, N.C.; Kutno Little League of Kutno, Poland; Curundu Little League of Panama City, Panama; Shou Tien Little League of Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei; Saipan Little League of Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands; Pabao Little League of Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles; and Linda Vista Little League of Guadalupe, Mexico.
ABC will televise the Little League Baseball World Series U.S. championship game on Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The world championship game of the Little League Baseball World Series can be seen live on ABC at 6:30 p.m., on Aug. 29. Twenty-five other World Series games will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 for a total of 27 games on national television.
The next berth in the 2004 Little League Baseball World Series will be decided tonight in Bristol, Conn., as Portsmouth Little League from Portsmouth, N.H., plays Lincoln Little League of Lincoln, R.I., for the New England Region Tournament championship at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The remaining U.S. region final is scheduled to be played on Sunday in Bristol, Conn., when South Caroline Little League of Preston, Md., plays Deep Run Valley Little League of Hilltown, Pa., for the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament championship at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
Little League Baseball is the largest organized youth sports program in the world, with 2.7 million participants in all 50 states and more than 70 other countries.