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College World Series Features More Than 100 Elite Little League® Baseball and Softball Graduates

This May and June, the top baseball and softball players from around the NCAA came together to compete in the Division I College World Series and Women’s College World Series. Among those elite performers were more than 100 baseball and softball players who got their start in the sport playing in the Little League program. […]

Little League® Coverage Expands With Launch Of ESPN+

Little League® Baseball and Softball will see significantly expanded coverage of the Little League International Tournament starting in 2018 with games streamed live on ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International and ESPN. More than 150 Little League Baseball and Softball games will be available exclusively on the new ESPN+ […]

A.D. STARR Named the Official Ball Supplier of the Little League® World Series

A.D. STARR to provide baseballs and softballs at each of the Regional and World Series events in all seven divisions of Little League®. DICK’S Sporting Goods and DICK’S Team Sports HQ announced its bulk baseball and softball equipment business A.D. STARR has been named the Official Ball Supplier of the Little League® World Series. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) reports that casual participation in baseball in the United States increased 18.1 percent in 2016. According to the annual report produced by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) released last month, participation in baseball in the United States has shown a significant increase in 2016. Overall baseball participation […]

Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., will host the Little League Baseball and Little League Softball Tournaments in 2017. With the recent sale of the former Little League Central Region Headquarters in Indianapolis, Little League® International has officially announced the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., as the location for the 2017 Little League Baseball® and Little […]