Girls Little League Softball World Series Final To Be Televised For The First Time
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 20, 2001) - The championship game of the Girls Little League Softball World Series will be televised for the first time, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball.
Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Ore., will be the site of the tournament, scheduled for Aug. 10-15, 2001. The championship game on Aug. 15 will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern (noon Pacific), and will be televised live nationwide on ESPN2.
"We're very pleased that this exciting tournament will be available in millions of American homes for the first time," Mr. Keener said. "The softball program has been an integral part of Little League for more than 25 years, and we're grateful to ESPN2 for agreeing to televise the final game in 2001."
The Girls Little League Softball division is for players who are 11-12 years old. It is the sister division for Little League Baseball, which ends its season annually with the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The championship game of the Little League Baseball World Series is televised annually on ABC, with several preliminary round games televised on ESPN and ESPN2.
Two other championship games in Little League tournament play will also be televised this year, on a tape-delayed basis. The Junior League Baseball World Series (13-14-year-olds) final, played on Aug. 18 in Taylor, Mich., will be televised on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 27. The Girls Big League Softball World Series (16-18-year-olds) final, played on Aug. 18 in Kalamazoo, Mich., will be televised on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 28.