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

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

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2012 World Series Media Credentials

2012 World Series Schedule

2012 Mexico Tournament



Oriente Little League from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, earned its second trip to the Little League Baseball World Series late Thursday night with a 10-7 victory over Santa Catarina Little League from Santa Caterina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in the championship game of the Mexico Region Tournament. The six-day, 12-team tournament was played in Monterrey-Linares, Mexico.

Oriente Little League, the No. 2 seed in Pool B, earned a spot in the championship game by defeating the top seed in Pool A, Amistad y Deporte Little League from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, by a 9-2 score. Santa Catarina Little League defeated Felix Arce Little League from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 7-2, in the other semifinal game. Santa Catarina Little League was the No. 2-seed in Pool A while Felix Arce Little League was the top seed in Pool B. All four teams in the semifinals compiled records of 4-1 in pool play with the tie broken by the winner of the head-to-head game.

Santa Catarina Little League was looking for its first World Series berth. Both semifinal games also were played on Thursday.

Oriente Little League earned a berth in the 2010 Little League Baseball World Series as the Mexico Region Champion finishing second in its pool to Japan compiling a 2-2 record.

Oriente 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; and Middle East & Africa Champion, Lugazi Little League from Lugazi, Uganada, in the 16-team Little League Baseball World Series field.

Oriente Little League will play its first game of World Series, Aug. 17, against the Canada 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 begins August 7. 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.

A new addition this year to the television schedule will feature the televising of all pool play games of the Southwestern Region Little League Baseball Tournament in Waco, Texas, by the Longhorn Network, part of the ESPN family, Aug. 3-6.

The U.S. regional finals will be televised as follows (all times eastern U.S. time): Southwestern Region (Aug. 9, 9 p.m., Waco, Texas, ESPN2); Southeast Region (Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Warner Robins, Ga., ESPN); Great Lakes Region (Aug. 10, 1 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind., ESPN); New England Region (Aug. 11, 6 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN); Northwest Region (Aug. 11, 4 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); Midwest Region (Aug. 11, 2 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind., 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 berth in the Little League Baseball World Series is expected to be decided later today when the champion in the Europe Region Tournament will be determined.

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. Middle East & Africa

Middle East and Africa 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 – determined July 27

Canada Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

 

U.S. Bracket

Southwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 9

Southeast Region Champion – determined Aug. 10

Great Lakes Region Champion – determined Aug. 10

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