Northern California Team Wins West Region Title, Earns Final Berth In Little League Baseball World Series
Pa. (Aug. 13, 2002) – Aptos Little League became the first Northern California
league to earn a berth in the Little League World Series in more than 10 years,
as it won the West Region title tonight in San Bernardino, Calif.
Raymond hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to give his team a 4-3
advantage it never relinquished. Aptos is the last of 16 teams to be determined
for the World Series, which begins Friday and ends Aug. 25.
California teams have reached the World Series more than any other state (38 times), and have won it more than any other state (five times). The last California team to win the Little League Baseball World Series was Long Beach, in 1993. The last Northern California team to reach the Series was San Ramon Valley Little League of Danville, in 1991.
plays its first game in the Little League Baseball World Series on Saturday at
noon against Valley Sports American Little League of Louisville, Ky., the Great
Lakes Region champion.
rest of the World Series field is from: Valencia, Venezuela (Latin America
Region); Sendai, Japan (Asia Region); Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (Caribbean
Region); Waipahu, Hawaii (Northwest
Region); Monterrey, Mexico (Mexico Region); Moscow, Russia (Europe Region);
Harlem, New York (Mid—Atlantic Region); Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (Canada
Region); Clemmons, N.C. (Southeast Region); Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest
Region); Agana, Guam (Pacific Region); Worcester, Mass. (New England); Web City,
Mo. (Midwest Region); and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (Transatlantic Region).
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.