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Arabian American Little League to Represent Saudia Arabia For the 10th Time In Little League Baseball World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 13, 2004) – A team from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, became the 13th to earn a berth in the 2004 Little League Baseball World Series by winning the Transatlantic Region Tournament on Friday in Kutno, Poland.

The Arabian American Little League defeated Ramstein American Little League, from Ramstein Air Base in Germany, 8-3, in the championship game. Arabian American Little League finished the seven-team tournament with an 8-0 record by dominating the competition, 111-4.

Teams representing the Transatlantic Region have never played for the Little League Baseball World Series championship. Arabian American’s appearance in this year’s World Series marks the 10th time the league has been represented in Williamsport and the 15th time Saudi Arabia has sent its country’s champion to the World Series.

Twelve teams have already qualified for the 2004 Little League Baseball World Series. They are: 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.

The Little League Baseball World Series for 11-12-year-olds will be played in Williamsport, Aug. 20-29. Sixteen teams from around the world will take part.

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 on Saturday 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 final international entrant in this year’s World Series is scheduled to be decided on Saturday in Brossard, Quebec, when the Canadian Region Tournament is to conclude.

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.

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