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Ching-Tang Little League Earns Berth in 2011 Little League Baseball World Series by Capturing Asia-Pacific Region Championship

Ching-Tang Little League Earns Berth in 2011 Little League Baseball World Series by Capturing Asia-Pacific Region Championship

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2011 Little League Baseball World Series Schedule and Bracket
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2011 Asia-Pacific Regional Tournament

Ching-Tang Little League from Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, earned the second berth in the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series today by winning the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament. The Asia-Pacific Champions defeated a team from South Korea, 3-1, in the championship game.

The eight-day, 11-team tournament was played in Dededo, Guam. The new Asia-Pacific Region Champion joins Hamamatsu Minami Little League from Hamamatsu City, Japan, in the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series field.

Ching-Tang Little League won all six of its games in the regional tournament. They defeated Central Little League from Agana, Guam, 12-2, to earn a berth in the championship game where they captured the hard-fought victory over South Korea, their closest game of the tournament. It was only the second time the team from Chinese Taipei was held to less than 12 runs in game.

The team from South Korea advanced to the title game with a 10-0 win over Sanuk Little League from Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the other semifinal game. Going into the championship game against Chinese Taipei, South Korea had allowed only two runs in winning each of its first five games.

This will be the first appearance by Ching-Tang Little League in the World Series.

A team from Chinese Taipei has won the Little League Baseball World Series 17 times, the most by any country in the 64-year history of the tournament. The last champion from Chinese Taipei was Fu-Hsing Little League from Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei in 1996.

Ching-Tang Little League will play the first game of World Series, Aug. 18, against the Mexico champion.

The 65th Little League Baseball World Series, for 11-12-year-olds, will be played in South Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 18-28. Sixteen teams from around the world will vie for the coveted title of World Champion.

For the first time since the World Series went to 16 teams in 2001, the teams will be split into two eight-team brackets – a U.S. bracket and an International bracket. For the last 10 years, the 16 teams had been split into four four-team pools.

In addition, this year a modified double-elimination format will be used that eliminates the “if necessary” games from the tournament.

The 2011 World Series is the fifth under an eight-year television contract with ESPN/ABC. All games of the World Series will be televised live, in high definition, on the ESPN family of networks or ABC. ABC will air the World Series championship game, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m., and the U.S. and International Championship games the previous day beginning with the International contest at 1 p.m. and the U.S. game to follow. For the first time, 17 World Series games will air on ESPN 3D this year.

As has been the case since 1997, everyone can follow the road to South Williamsport for the squads from the U.S. with ESPN and its family of networks coverage of the Little League Baseball regionals. Live coverage of the semifinals and championship game at all eight regional sites begins August 9. In addition, the New England Sports Network (NESN) will televise four pool play games in the New England Regional, played at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn., and both semifinals.

The U.S. regional finals will be televised as follows (all times eastern): Southwest Region (Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Waco, Texas, ESPN2); Southeast Region (Aug. 12, 8 p.m., Warner Robins, Ga., ESPN); Great Lakes Region (Aug. 13, 11 a.m., Indianapolis, Ind., ESPN2); New England Region (Aug. 13, 1 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN2); Northwest Region (Aug. 13, 5 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); Midwest Region (Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind., ESPN); West Region (Aug. 13, 9 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); and Mid-Atlantic Region (Aug. 14, 6 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN2).

The next berth in the Little League Baseball World Series is expected to be decided tomorrow when the champions in the Middle East and Africa and Caribbean Region Tournaments will be determined.

Edogawa Minami Little League from Tokyo became the first champion from Japan since 2003 in last year’s World Series defeating Waipio Little League from Waipahu, Hawaii, 4-1, in the title game.

Follow every step of the Little League Baseball World Series on the Little League web site (www.LittleLeague.org).

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2011 Little League Baseball World Series

International Bracket

Japan Region Champion – Hamamatsu Minami Little League (Hamamatsu City, Japan)

Asia-Pacific Region Champion – Ching-Tang Little League (Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei)

Caribbean Region Champion – determined July 16

Middle East and Africa Region Champion – determined July 17

Latin America Region Champion – determined July 23

Europe Region Champion – determined July 30

Mexico Region Champion – determined July 30

Canada Region Champion – determined Aug. 13

U.S. Bracket

Southwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Southeast Region Champion – determined Aug. 12

Great Lakes Region Champion – determined Aug. 13

New England Region Champion – determined Aug. 13

Northwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 13

Midwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 13

West Region Champion – determined Aug. 13

Mid-Atlantic Region Champion – determined Aug. 14