Warner Robins Little League from Georgia Wins Southeast Region, Advances to 2007 Little League Baseball World Series
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2007) – Kendall Scott was 3-for-3 with
two home runs and earned the mound win in relief for Warner Robins
(Ga.) American Little League, which advanced to the 2007 Little
League Baseball World Series on Thursday with a 10-9 win in the
Southeast Region Championship game at Arnold S. White, Sr. Stadium
in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Warner Robins American Little League built an early 7-1 lead, but had to rally from a 9-8 deficit to hold off Westside Little League from Mobile, Ala. Two unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning provided the winning margin.
After falling behind, Westside Little League answered with two four-run innings to take the lead. Two solo home runs by Brett Glover and a three-run home run by Mason McCullough highlighted the Westside Little League rally.
Warner Robins American Little League finished the eight-team tournament with a 5-0 record, including two one-run wins over Westside Little League.
National Little League from East Marietta and Columbus Northern Little League are the only other teams from Georgia to reach the Little League Baseball World Series. In 1983, National Little League defeated Liquito Hernandez Little League from the Dominican Republic, 3-1, in the world championship game. Last year, Columbus Northern defeated Kawaguchi Little League from Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1, to win the world championship.
Warner Robins (Ga.) American Little League joins Windmills Apeldoorn Little League from the Netherlands; Arabian American Little League from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Pabao Little League of Willemstad, Curacao; Tokyo Kitasuna Little League of Tokyo, Japan; Seguro Social Little League of Mexicali, Mexico; Li-Shing Little League of Taichung, Chinese Taipei; and La Victoria Little League of Maracaibo, Venezuela, as participants in the 2007 Little League Baseball World Series.
The World Series championship game can be seen live on ABC television at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 26. ABC also will televise the International championship game on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 12:30 p.m., followed by the United States championship at 3:30 p.m.
The 2007 World Series will be the first operated under the new eight-year television contract agreement with ESPN/ABC. Five games will be televised on ABC. This will be the second year that all of the World Series games will be televised in high definition. For the sixth year since the tournament expanded from eight to 16 teams in 2001, every team will have games on national television.
All 32 games of the World Series are expected to be televised again this year. Sixteen World Series games will be televised on ESPN and 11 will be televised on ESPN2.
In addition, the ESPN family of networks will carry all eight of the U.S. Regional Championship finals in the Little League Baseball division. The U.S. regional finals have been televised by ESPN and ESPN2 every year since 1997.
The next berth in the Little League Baseball World Series will be decided on Friday when the Southwest Region Tournament in Waco, Texas., is due to end. The game will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 8 p.m.
The remaining U.S. region finals, which will be televised live on ESPN or ESPN2, are: Southwest (Waco, Texas, Friday, 8 p.m., ESPN); Midwest (Indianapolis, Saturday, noon, ESPN); Mid-Atlantic (Bristol, Conn., Saturday, 2 p.m., ESPN); Great Lakes (Indianapolis, Saturday, 7 p.m., ESPN); West (San Bernardino, Calif., Saturday, 9 p.m., ESPN); Northwest (San Bernardino, Calif., Sunday, 10 p.m., ESPN2) and New England (Bristol, Conn., Monday, 8 p.m., ESPN2);. All game times are Eastern U.S. time. The final International Region representative will be decided on Saturday when the Canada Region Tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, is scheduled to end
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