Category: Softball

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 […]

Southeast defeats Southwest, 7-6; Wins Junior League Softball World Series Championship

A walk-off double propelled Southeast to a decisive, dramatic victory over Southwest, 7-6. The game was tied at six with Southeast batting in the bottom of the seventh when Cassidy Lund doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Southeast collected six hits and Southwest had […]

Journey to 2008 Junior League Softball World Series Yields World Title, Impactful Life Lessons

By Ethan Roy Of the countless athletes around the world that have participated in Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball®, only a select group can say that they won the last Little League game they ever played. The 2008 Pusch Ridge Little League Softball team of Oro Valley, Arizona, are members of that select […]

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 […]