Category: Softball

From the Fields at Alpenrose to ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’

The Little League Softball® World Series in Portland, Ore., is never short on talented players. But it takes a lot of talented volunteers to bring the tournament to life. That’s where groundskeeper Mike Hebrard comes in. A native of Portland, Mr. Hebrard has been preparing the fields for the Little League Softball World Series since […]

Little League Softball® World Series Celebrates 25 Years at Portland’s Alpenrose Dairy Farm

This August, Little League Softball® celebrates its 25th year of World Series championships at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Ore. “It has been a fabulous experience for the best Little League Major Division Softball teams to make their way to Alpenrose stadium for the past 25 summers,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League International President and […]

Little League Softball® Tournament Broadcast Coverage Expands in 2018

This summer, Little League® fans around the world will have the opportunity to watch almost twice as many games as last year thanks to the recent launch of ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International Group, in conjunction with ESPN. Highlighting the expanded Little League coverage in 2018 will be […]

Six Innings with ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza might be the most powerful woman in baseball. A member of the ESPN family since 2007 and Sunday Night Baseball analyst since 2016, she also has some game of her own. Ms. Mendoza is a two-time Olympic medalist with USA Softball, a Little League® mom, and has to be one of the coolest […]

Cadonau Family Named Little League® Chairman’s Award Recipient

The Cadonau Family have hosted the Little League Softball® World Series at the Alpenrose Dairy Farm in Portland, Ore., since 1994.  For more than two decades, the Alpenrose Dairy Farm, owned and operated by the Cadonau Family in Portland, Ore., has served as the iconic home of the Little League Softball® World Series, one of Little League® International’s premiere events each summer. Thanks […]

Little League® International Announces Zionsville, Indiana, as New Home for Central Region Headquarters

Following a 14-month selection process, Little League® International has officially announced Zionsville, Ind., as the new permanent home for the Central Region Headquarters. The decision was made during the Little League International Board of Directors meeting on November 10 following a thorough evaluation of communities who responded to a Request for Proposal (RFP) last fall. “On […]

Little League® Q&A: Ken Eriksen: USA Softball Women’s National Team and University of South Florida Head Coach

Ken Eriksen is the head softball coach for USA Softball’s Women’s National Team and at the University of South Florida (USF). An All-Region baseball player at USF, he began playing fastpitch softball after graduation. During his fifteen-year career, Mr. Eriksen participated in eight International Softball Congress World Championships and eight ASA Men’s Major National Championships. […]

Lucky Seven: Four Baseball, Three Softball World Series Champions Crowned During Summer of 2017

The summer of 2017 produced seven World Series Champions, with International teams capturing the program’s four Little League Baseball® titles, while teams from the United States winning all three Little League Softball® championship banners. Below is a review of these tournaments. For more information and details, visit LLBWS.org. Little League Baseball® Williamsport, Pa. Tokyo-Kitasuna Little League, […]

Little League® Teams Up with One Softball to Provide Inspirational and Educational Softball Video Content

ONE Softball features a “Think Tank” of more than 200 top coaches, softball Olympians, national team members, and professional players. To support Little League® International’s continued effort to provide free, educational resources for parents and volunteers, Little League Baseball and Softball has teamed up with ONE Softball to provide inspirational and aspirational content for Little League […]

Prep Sportswear Announced as an Approved Fundraiser of Little League® Baseball and Softball

Newly launched Little League® Custom Gear Shop will support local league fundraising efforts with 15 percent of store sales going back to the league. Prep Sportswear has been named as an approved fundraiser of Little League®Baseball and Softball, providing local Little League programs throughout the United States with an additional resource to help with fundraising […]