Category: Softball

Six Innings with Little League Softball® World Series Graduate and Softball America Lead Editor Kayla Lombardo

As part of a continued celebration of its award-winning Girls with Game Initiative, Little League® International had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Softball America Lead Editor, Kayla Lombardo, about her experience playing for Pequannock (N.J.) Little League at the 2006 Little League Softball® World Series. Ms. Lombardo’s team went on to make […]

Texas Longhorns to Retire Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Cat Osterman’s Jersey

From the Little League Softball® fields at Bear Creek Little League in Houston, Texas, to the Olympic stadiums around the world, Cat Osterman has been instrumental in the growth and development of the game of softball. Now, on March 25, 2020, the 2016 Little League® Hall of Excellence will be recognized for her commitment to […]

I Should Have Never Pulled My Daughter from Little League Softball®

Years ago, when my daughter was a 10-year-old Little League Softball® player, I ended up making a big mistake. I was at most practices, watching from the bleachers. Michaela did great. Always hustled, hit the ball well, and fielded fine. But, when it came to games, she struggled. I talked to her about it, her […]

Dates Announced for Next Three Years of Little League® World Series Events

After yet another exciting summer of Little League® Baseball and Softball, the official dates have been announced for the Little League World Series tournaments over the next three years, as approved by the Little League International Board of Directors during the annual fall meeting on November 8, 2019. Starting on August 1 with the Senior […]

2019 Little League® World Series Champions Visit Nation’s Capital

Just months after their historic victories, members of the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Eastbank Little League team from River Ridge, Louisiana, and the Little League Softball® World Series Championship Rowan Little League team from Salisbury, North Carolina, were given the unique opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., with a trip to the White House […]

Little League Softball® World Series to Relocate for 2020

For the past 26 years, Little League® International has been proud to call Alpenrose Dairy the home of the Little League Softball® World Series. Without the strong support and friendship from Carl Cadonau Sr., his son Carl Cadonau Jr., his wife Phyllis, and their three children, Carl Cadonau III, Cary Cadonau, and Tracey Cadonau McKinnon, […]

Little League Softball® Alumna Rachel Garcia Wins 2019 Honda Cup

Rachel Garcia is no stranger to winning awards. This year alone, the former Little Leaguer®  has received various honors after leading UCLA to victory in the Women’s College World Series. Just one week after their victory, Ms. Garcia accepted yet another award as she was presented with the 2019 Honda Cup and named the Collegiate […]

The 19 Girls Who Have Made Little League Baseball® World Series History

In 1974, the Little League® Federal Charter was amended; allowing girls to play Little League Baseball® and the Little League Softball® program was created. Since then, millions of Girls with Game from around the world have gotten their start on Little League diamond. Of those millions, there are 19 that have played in the Little […]

One Year Later: Looking Back at Ohio’s First World Series Championship

In 2018, the Wheelersburg Little League Softball team made history as the first team from Ohio, girls or boys, to win a Little League World Series title. One year later, the impact of that historic run continues to be felt by Dusty Salyers, the team’s manager for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Mr. Salyers […]

Southwest Wins The Senior League Softball World Series

Southwest beat Delaware District 3 (Host) 7-5 on Sunday to take the 2019 Little League Senior Softball World Series Crown. Delaware got things moving in the first inning, scoring two runs when Jada Evans doubled. But Southwest answered in the 3rd, then pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the […]