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Segura Social Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Mexico Region Tournament

Segura Social Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Mexico Region Tournament

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2011 Little League Baseball World Series Schedule and Bracket
2011 World Series Media Credential Form
2011 Mexico Tournament

Segura Social Little League from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, earned its third trip the Little League Baseball World Series late Saturday night with a 4-1 victory over Mitras Little League from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in the championship game of the Mexico Region Tournament. The seven-day, 14-team tournament was played in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

On its way to the title, Segura Social Little League outscored its opponents, 97-11, scoring 10 or more runs in every game except the championship contest. The new Mexico Region Champions were a perfect 8-0 in region play.

After winning Pool A with 6-0 mark, Segura Social Little League defeated the #2-seed from Pool B, Epitacio Mala Torres Little League from Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, 12-3, in the crossover semifinal game.

Mitras Little League, looking for its first berth in the World Series, was the #2-seed in Pool A with a 5-1 record, after losing only to Segura Social Little League in the first game of the tournament, 16-2. Mitras Little League advanced to the title game with a 4-2 victory over Oriente Little League from Nuevo Larado, Tamaulipas, Mexico, the top seed in Pool B with a 6-0 mark. Oriente Little League was the Mexico Region Champion last year.

Segura Social Little League earned previous berths in the World Series field in 2005 and 2007 as the Mexico Region Champion placing third in its pool both times with a 1-2 record.

Segura Social Little League will be joining five first-time qualifiers in the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series. The five teams that have already qualified are Rotterdam Little League from Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Europe Champion; Gran Maracay Little League from Maracay, Venezuela, the Latin America Champion; Aruba North Little League, from Oranjestad, Aruba, the Caribbean Champion; Asia-Pacific Region Champion Ching-Tang Little League from Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei; and Japan Region Champion Hamamatsu Minami Little League from Hamamatsu City, Japan.

Segura Social Little League will play its first game of World Series, Aug. 18, against the Asia-Pacific Region Champion, Ching-Tang Little League from Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. That game opens play in the World Series.

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 Aug. 11 when the first U.S. champion in the Southwest Region Tournament 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)

Middle East and Africa Region Champion – TBA

Caribbean Region Champion – Aruba North Little League (Oranjestad, Aruba)

Latin America Region Champion – Gran Maracay Little League (Maracay, Venezuela)

Europe Region Champion – Rotterdam Little League (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Mexico Region Champion – Segura Social Little League (Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico)

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