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Par Troy East Little League Earns Final Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as Mid-Atlantic Region Champions

Par Troy East Little League Earns Final Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as Mid-Atlantic Region Champions

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2012 World Series Media Credentials

2012 World Series Schedule

2012 Mid-Atlantic Tournament



A strong pitching performance and some timely hitting propelled Par Troy East Little League from Parsippany, N.J., to the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament championship today. The New Jersey State Champions defeated Newark (Del.) Little League, 1-0, in the game which was played at Breen Field at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn.

Par Troy East Little League rode the right arm of starting pitcher Emil Matti to the last berth in the Little League Baseball World Series. Matti went the distance needing only 72 pitches, 59 of which were strikes, allowing just two hits, two-out doubles in the fourth and sixth innings, while striking out five. Matti retired 11 batters on ground ball outs.

Newark Little League starter Clayton Hanson made one mistake, allowing a leadoff home run to left field by Bener Uygen in the fourth inning, but otherwise matched Matti almost pitch for pitch. He allowed just three hits and struck out six. Uygen’s home run, which proved to be the difference, was his second of the tournament.

With the win, Par Troy East Little League earns its first World Series berth. Newark Little League was also looking for its first trip to Williamsport.

Par Troy East Little League advanced to the championship game with a 9-4 victory in one semifinal game over Collier Township Athletic Association Little League from Collier Township, Pa. Newark Little League earned a 6-0 decision over West Salisbury Little League from Salisbury, Md., in the other semifinal

Par Troy East Little League joins Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, the Latin America Region Champion; Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo, Japan, the Japan Region Tournament Champion; Asia-Pacific Region Champion, Kuei-Shan Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei; Pariba Little League from Willemstad, Curacao, the Caribbean Region Champion; Middle East & Africa Champion, Lugazi Little League from Lugazi, Uganda; Mexico Region Champion, Oriente Little League from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; KMC American Little League from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the Europe Champion; McAllister Park National Little League from San Antonio, Texas, the Southwest Region Champion; Great Lakes Region Champion, New Castle (Ind.) Little League; Kearney (Neb.) Little League, the Midwest Region Champion; Hastings Community Little League from Vancouver, British Columbia, the Canada Region Champions; Gresham (Ore.) National Little League, the Northwest Region Champion; New England Region Champion, Fairfield American Little League; and Petaluma (Calif.) National Little League, the West Region Champion, in the 16-team Little League Baseball World Series field.

The new Mid-Atlantic Region champion will play its first game in the World Series, Aug. 17, against the Southwest Region Champion.

The 66th Little League Baseball World Series, for 11-12-year-olds, will be played in South Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 16-26. Sixteen teams from around the world will vie for the coveted title of World Champion.

The World Series will use the same format as last year with the teams split into two eight-team brackets – a U.S. bracket and an International bracket.

The 2012 World Series is the sixth 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. 26 at 3 p.m., and the U.S. and International Championship games the previous day beginning with the International contest at 12:30 p.m. and the U.S. game to follow. For the second year, all 21 World Series games played at Lamade Stadium will air on ESPN 3D.

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 began August 7.

Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach, Calif., captured the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series Championship scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 2-1 victory over Hamamatsu Minami Little League, the Japan Region Champion.

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

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.

 

2012 Little League Baseball World Series

International Bracket

Asia-Pacific Region Champion – Kuei-Shan Little League (Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei); first World Series game - Aug. 16 vs. Europe

Caribbean Region Champion – Pariba Little League (Willemstad, Curacao); first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Japan

Japan Region Champion – Kitasuna Little League (Tokyo, Japan); first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Caribbean

Latin America Region Champion – Aguadulce Cabezera Little League (Aguadulce, Panama); first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. MEA

Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region Champion – Lugazi Little League (Lugazi, Uganda); first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. Latin America

Mexico Region Champion – Oriente Little League (Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico); first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. Canada

Europe Region Champion – KMC American Little League (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Asia-Pacific

Canada Region Champion – Hastings Community Little League (Vancouver, British Columbia); first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. Mexico

 

U.S. Bracket

Southwest Region Champion – McAllister Park National Little League (San Antonio, Texas); first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. Mid-Atlantic

Great Lakes Region Champion – New Castle Little League (New Castle, Ind.); first World Series game Aug. 17 vs. Northwest

Southeast Region Champion – Goodlettsville Baseball Little League (Goodlettsville, Tenn.); first World Series game Aug. 16 vs. Midwest

Midwest Region Champion – Kearney Little League (Kearney, Neb.); first World Series game Aug. 16 vs. Southeast

Northwest Region Champion – Gresham National Little League (Gresham, Ore.); first World Series game Aug. 17 vs. Great Lakes

New England Region Champion – Fairfield American Little League (Fairfield, Conn.); first World Series game Aug. 16 vs. West

West Region Champion – Petaluma National Little League (Petaluma, Calif.); first World Series game Aug. 16 vs. New England

Mid-Atlantic Region Champion – Par Troy East Little League (Parsippany, N.J.); first World Series game Aug.17 vs. Southwest