Tag: All Regions,Northwest Region,US Regions,West Region

The 2019 ASAP Award Winners Showcase Thoughtfulness, Planning in Their League Safety Efforts

Since its creation, the Little League® Baseball and Softball A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) has been embraced by local leagues nationwide and has helped to reduce injuries by 90 percent. In 2019, local Little League programs throughout the United States participated in the program at a record rate. During this year’s Little League Baseball® World […]

Japan Defeats West Region Champs in LLBWS Consolation Game, 5-0

Chofu (Japan) Little League defeated Central East Maui (Hi.) Little League, 5-0, in the Little League Baseball® World Series Consolation Game on Sunday Morning at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. Japan struck early, with three runs in the first inning. The team from Chofu City Little League scored two more runs in the fifth to secure […]

Milestones and Miles to Go – A Letter From Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO

June 6, 1939, 80 years ago, Carl Stotz gathered some of his friends and neighbors, and about 30 boys in the west end of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on a baseball field that had been scaled down just for them for the first-ever Little League® game. It gave those children the chance to learn the game and, […]

Flurry of Late-Inning Runs Carries Eastbank Little League to 9-5 United States Championship Game Victory

Eastbank (La.) Little League survived a late-game rally by Central East Maui (Hi.) Little League to be crowned the Little League Baseball® World Series United States Champions on the strength of 9-5 victory. After four scoreless innings, the team from River Ridge, La., got things started in the fifth, puting five runs on the board. […]

The Perez Family Brings Hawaiian Spirit to Williamsport

By Will Desautelle Umpire Jamie Perez jogged out to first base to get in position for a consolation game between the Northwest and Europe-Africa team on Tuesday morning. Behind home plate, about 10 rows up his wife, Debbi and son, Tony waved to him as he ran through the infield grass. Mrs. Perez and Tony […]

Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series to Expand in 2021

Projected expansion to provide more teams the opportunity to experience the World Series in Williamsport and Portland each summer with facility enhancements.   To provide the World Series experience to more children around the world, the Little League® International Board of Directors has approved expanding the number of teams at the Little League Baseball® World […]

Then There Were Four: A Closer Look at the U.S., International Championship Games

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy The 73rd Little League Baseball® World Series has its International and U.S. Championship games set. Pabao Little League, representing the Caribbean Region, will meet the Japan Region Champions, Chofu Little League for the right to face either Southwest Region winners Eastbank Little League from River Ridge, Louisiana, or West […]

Hawaii Advances to the U.S. Championship with 12-9 Win Over Virginia

East Maui (Hawaii) Little League has claimed its spot in the Little League Baseball® World Series United States Championship after defeating Loudoun South (Va.) Little League, 12-9. Hawaii struck early in the first inning, scoring five runs and holding Virginia to only two. The West Region Champions continued to tally runs, scoring one in the […]

Northwest Takes 4-3 Victory Over Europe-Africa

Sprague (Ore.) Little League topped Emilia-Romagna (Italy) Little League 4-3 to claim their first victory in the Little League Baseball® World Series. Oregon jumped ahead to an early lead with one run in the first inning. They scored three more in the third inning to tally four total runs. Italy answered, with one run in […]

Big Leaguers, Little Leaguers Share the Spotlight on MLB-Little League Classic Day

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy On Sunday night at Bowman Field, the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates faced off in the third annual MLB Little League Classic. The 2019 edition marks the second time the Pirates will play in the MLB Little League Classic with the first time coming in the inaugural game against […]