Division: Baseball

A Young Italy Team Living the Williamsport Dream

By Will Desautelle When Europe-Africa Manager Francesco Lamanuzzi played for Emilia Romagna Little League years ago, his team’s quest to get to Williamsport fell short twice. Now as the manager for the youngest team in the Little League Baseball® World Series, he is leading the fourth team from Emilia Romagna to play in Williamsport. When […]

Big Leaguers, Little Leaguers Share the Spotlight on MLB-Little League Classic Day

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy On Sunday night at Bowman Field, the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates faced off in the third annual MLB Little League Classic. The 2019 edition marks the second time the Pirates will play in the MLB Little League Classic with the first time coming in the inaugural game against […]

Elmora Little League Playing for the Troopers in Their Community

By Will Desautelle The sun began to set over Howard J. Lamade Stadium as Elmora Little League of Elizabeth, New Jersey wrapped up their first practice at the mecca of Little League Baseball® with a series of situational base running drills. On a deep flyball to right-center field, Santiago Alvarez, the baserunner at first, hesitated […]

Eastbank Little League Baseball, Softball Teams Accomplish Rare World Series Two-fer

By Ethan Roy Qualifying for a Little League® World Series tournament is no easy feat. The tournaments  that result in World Championship games are the culmination of a summer full of practices, games, excitement, and anguish. The prelude to competing with the best Little Leaguers® in the world consists of commitment and stellar performances in […]

Loudoun South Little League Captures Virginia’s first LLBWS Berth in a Quarter Century

By Will Desautelle After the Southeast Region’s convincing 3-0 win over the New England Region Champions in the first round of the Little League Baseball® World Series, a game where Justin Lee, Liam Thyen, and Chase Obstgarten combined to throw a no-hitter, it’s hard to believe the same team had to emerge from the elimination […]

MG11: Bowling Green Eastern Little League Honors, Remembers Fallen Teammate

By Will Desautelle As the Great Lakes team from Bowling Green, Kentucky ran out onto the field at Howard J. Lamade Stadium for its opening round game of the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series, a loud ovation came from a large section of supporters all wearing “MG11” shirts. Starting pitcher Grayson Newman then stepped […]

Offseason Training, Batman Action Figure Leads Sprague Little League to LL Promised Land

By Will Desautelle The excitement was almost palpable as the Northwest Region Champions Sprague Little League team from Salem, Oregon, took batting practice in the Volunteer Stadium Hit Lab in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The young players rotated in and out of the cage, testing their brand-new bats provided by Easton, the official bat of the […]

The Impact of the Little League® World Series: More than Baseball

By Ethan Roy Across more than 80 countries and the 50 United States, tens of thousands Little League® teams compete for the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series ® every year. To qualify for the 16-team tournament played at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium, a team must emerge victorious from […]

Sweet 16: Little League Baseball® World Series Teams at a Glance

By Will Desautelle The field is set for the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series. Starting Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, tens of thousands will visit South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to watch 16 teams vie for the championship of Little League Baseball. Here is a look at this year’s participants. INTERNATIONAL BRACKET Asia-Pacific Region Champion – Chung […]

Going Global: Little League® Baseball Camp Welcomes Several International Little Leaguers®

By Ethan Roy Few sports can claim to have the international prominence of baseball. From Canada to India to South Korea, and everywhere in between, the sport boasts a global influence and connects the world with the common language of baseball. For many, the introduction to that language comes in Little League®. Each summer, more […]