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Next Little League Baseball World Series Berth Goes to Latin America Region Tournament Champion from Panama

Next Little League Baseball World Series Berth Goes to Latin America Region Tournament Champion from Panama

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 2012 World Series Media Credentials

2012 World Series Schedule

2012 Latin America Tournament



Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, earned the fourth berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series today with a 6-5 victory in the championship game of the Latin America Region Tournament. The eight-day, eight-team tournament was played in Aguadulce.

The first-time Latin America Region Champions defeated Cardenales Little League from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, in the title game. Cardenales Little League, which earned a spot in the championship game by defeating Chitre Little League from Chitre, Panama, the #1-seed in Pool B, in one Saturday semifinal by a score of 7-4. Cardenales Little League was looking for its second World Series berth having won the Latin America Region title in 2006. Chitre Little League was a 2010 Latin America Region Champion.

Playing in its hometown, Aguadulce Little League earned its berth in the final with a 3-0 victory over Falcon Little League from Cartegena, Colombia, in the other semifinal game yesterday. The victory in the championship game was the third in its five games of the region tournament by one run.

Aguadulce Little League was the #1-seed in Pool A with a perfect 3-0 record while Cardenales Little League was the #2-seed in Pool A with its only loss a 3-2 setback to Aguadulce Little League. The region champion won its first game of the tournament by a 2-1 score over 14 de September Little League from Managua, Nicaragua.

Aguadulce Cabezera Little League will be joining Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo, Japan, the Japan Region Tournament Champion; Asia-Pacific Region Champion, Kuei-Shan Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei; and Pariba Little League from Willemstad, Curacao, the Caribbean Region Champion, in the 16-team Little League Baseball World Series field.

Aguadulce Cabezera Little League will play its first game of World Series, Aug. 17, against the Middle East & Africa 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 July 16 when the champion in the Middle East & Africa 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 – determined July 16

Mexico Region Champion – determined July 27

Europe Region Champion – determined July 29

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