Harlem Wins Regional Title, Earns Berth In Little League Baseball World Series
Pa. (Aug. 13, 2002) – Harlem Little League of New York City will advance to
the Little League Baseball World Series, thanks to an extra-inning victory
tonight in Bristol, Conn.
McWilliams scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving
Harlem a 5-4 victory against Lehigh Little League of Bethlehem, Pa., in the
Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament on Breen Field at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little
League Leadership Training Center. Harlem battled back from a 4-0 deficit with a
four-run, fourth-inning rally, ignited by Alibay Barkley’s two-run homer.
The victory means Harlem earns one of 16 berths in the World Series in Williamsport, Friday through Aug. 25. New York teams have reached the World Series 14 times, winning it twice (National Little League of Schenectedy, 1954; Mid Island Little League of Staten Island, 1964).
plays its first game in the Little League Baseball World Series on Saturday at 2
p.m. against Southwest Forsythe Little League of Clemmons, N.C., the Southeast
leagues to earn berths so far are from: Valencia, Venezuela (Latin America
Region); Sendai, Japan (Asia Region); Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (Caribbean
Region); Waipahu, Hawaii (Northwest);
Monterrey, Mexico (Mexico Region); Moscow, Russia (Europe Region); Louisville,
Ky. (Great Lakes); North Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (Canada); Forth Worth,
Texas (Southwest); Agana, Guam (Pacific); Web City, Mo. (Midwest); and Dhahran,
Saudi Arabia (Transatlantic).
final U.S. region game is the West Region Tournament championship in San
Bernardino, Calif., tonight, 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
will televise the Little League Baseball World Series U.S. championship game on
Aug. 24, 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. 25. Eleven World
Series games will be televised on ESPN and seven games will be televised on
ESPN2, bringing the total televised games to a record 20.