Category: Softball

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]