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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2012 > May-August > Vancouver, British Columbia’s Hastings Community Little League is Canada’s National Champion, Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Hastings Community Little League is Canada’s National Champion, Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Hastings Community Little League is Canada’s National Champion, Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series

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2012 World Series Media Credentials

2012 World Series Schedule

2012 Canada Tournament



Hastings Community Little League From Vancouver, British Columbia, scored 10 runs in the fourth inning and sent down Prairies representative Southwest Little League

from Lethbridge, Alberta, in order in the fourth inning to post an 11-1, 10-run rule victory, and earn its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series since 2009.

The score was 1-1 after two innings and the score remained unchanged through three frames. In the fourth inning, defense became an issue for Southwest Little League, as three errors in combination with three hits, produced the 10-run outburst for Hastings Community Little League.

Steven Moretto (3-run home run) and Thomas Neal (2-for-3, 4 RBI) hit fourth-inning home runs. The home runs helped Moretto earn the pitching victory in relief of starter Cole Dalla-Zanna.

Hastings Community Little League advanced to the championship game with a 5-0 win over Glace Bay, No. 1 Little from Nova Scotia. Southwest Little League defeated Toronto’s High Park Little League, 4-3, to earn its spot in the Canada National Championship Game.

Hastings Community 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; and Great Lakes Region Champion, New Castle (Ind.) Little League, in the 16-team Little League Baseball World Series field.

The 2012 Canada Region champion will play its first game in the World Series, Aug. 17, against the Mexico National Champions.

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.

 

 

 

The remaining U.S. regional finals will be televised as follows (all times eastern U.S. time): Northwest Region (Aug. 11, 4 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); New England Region (Aug. 11, 6 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN); West Region (Aug. 11, 8 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); and Mid-Atlantic Region (Aug. 12, 5 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN2).

The next berths in the Little League Baseball World Series are to be decided later this weekend.

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

New England Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Northwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Midwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

West Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Mid-Atlantic Region Champion – determined Aug. 12