Category: Softball

Little League Softball® Alumni Take To Biggest Stage at 2019 Women’s College World Series

Nearly 30 alumni of the Little League Softball® program will be heading to USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to compete on the biggest stage of college softball at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s College World Series (WCWS) from May 30 to June 5. Since 1974, the Little League Softball […]

Parent Confession: I Shouted Down My Daughter’s Softball Chants

I am a baseball guy. I’m still involved in recreation leagues. As a kid, I played Little League Baseball. My wife played Little League Softball. Our daughter is a good ball player and could have easily played baseball. I pushed her to do so, but she decided on softball. My wife was pleased. I was […]

All Little League® World Series Games Set to Broadcast on ESPN Networks and ESPN+ for First Time

For the first time in the program’s history, every game in all seven divisions of the Little League World Series will be covered live on ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN2, or ABC; A total of 345 games scheduled to air live, with 263 exclusively on ESPN+ This summer, history will be made as every game in each […]

Girls With Game and a Positive Mental Attitude

By Liz DiLullo Brown, Senior Vice President and CMO The last few weeks we’ve celebrated the accomplishments and talent of “Girls with Game” across all of Little League’s digital platforms. These incredible individuals, who just happen to be female, serve as role models for us each and every day. A reminder of the power that […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball Celebrates 33rd Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

While every day spent in the Little League® program is reason to celebrate, Wednesday, February 6, will be even more special this year as Little League Baseball and Softball joins together in the celebration of the 33rd Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). For more than three decades, NGWSD has empowered women […]

Little League® Congratulates Crystl Bustos, Jessica Mendoza on their National Softball Hall of Fame Honors

Two enthusiastic supporters of Little League® are earning their spot among the greatest softball players of all time with induction into the National Softball Hall of Fame. Crystl Bustos, a Little League® graduate from Canyon Country, Calif., was officially welcomed into the 2018 Hall of Fame Class on Sunday, October 28, while Jessica Mendoza, a […]

Dates and Logos for the 2019 Little League® World Series Tournaments Announced

Fans from around the world can begin making their plans to attend each of the seven Little League® World Series Tournaments in 2019, as the dates and logos were officially approved at the annual fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors on Friday, Nov. 9. In addition to the Little League World […]

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 […]