Ottawa, Ontario Bests British Columbia for a Spot in the Little League Baseball® World Series
Going into the final day of action of the Little League Baseball® Canada Region Tournament, East Nepean Little League from Ottawa, Ontario, had only lost one game. Unfortunately, the British Columbia team that defeated them earlier in the week also made it to the semi-finals, and in order to reach the Little League Baseball World Series, the team from Ottawa would have to find a way past the team who beat them once already.
Ottawa was up to the challenge, and behind a solid pitching performance from Angus Adams, East Nepean defeated White Rock South Surrey Little League from White Rock, B.C., 5-1., advancing Ottawa to the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.
Earlier in the day, East Nepean’s pitching shutdown the host team from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, 5-0, in their semi-final game. The number-one seed, White Rock, B.C., used a dominant offense to best the team from Quebec, 11-1, setting up for a final showdown between the top seeds.
East Nepean Little League becomes the 11th team from Ontario to advance to the Little League Baseball World Series. The league also sent a team to South Williamsport in 2004.
For the Championship, Mr. Adams threw a gem, striking out 10, and only allowing two walks and two hits, shutting down the British Columbia offense. Learn more about the Canada Region Tournament.
The Canada Region Champion will go on to face Asia-Pacific Region Champion, Chung-Ping Little League from Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei, in the first round of the Little League Baseball World Series on Friday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. on Volunteer Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and available on the WatchESPN app.
The 67th Little League Baseball World Series begins on Thursday, Aug. 15 in South Williamsport, Pa., with the Championship Game scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25. For more information on the Series and to follow the action live, visit llbws.org.
The Canada flag being raised at the World of Little League Viewing Plaza by 9-year-old Little Leaguer Alexander Wootton of Walworth, N.Y. Alexander and his family were visiting the newly reopened museum.