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Venezuela Presented With Jack Losch Little League Baseball® World Series Team Sportsmanship Award

Based on their incredible display of sportsmanship throughout the Little League Baseball® World Series, Cacique Mara Little League from Maracaibo, Venezuela, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award. “Throughout the entire World Series, the players, manager, and coaches of Cacique Mara Little League have […]

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 […]

The Edge of Success: Louisiana Excels late to Avoid Elimination, Capture United States Championship

By Will Desautelle After an offensive onslaught in which Louisiana scored all nine of its runs in the fifth and sixth innings, it seemed all but certain that they would clinch the state’s first-ever trip to the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship. But then Hawaii rattled off five runs in the bottom of the […]

Martha’s Mastery Drives Curacao to Brink of a World Championship

By Ethan Roy After falling 4-0 to South Korea in the second round of the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series, Curaçao’s bats woke up, as the Caribbean Region Champions from Pabao Little League outscored their opponents 22-6 in three straight elimination games. In order to topple the perennially talented Japan Region Champion, that offensive […]

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. […]

Celebration of Smiles: Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game Thrills Players, Fans

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy Hours before taking the field for the Little League Baseball® World Series United States Championship, players from Central East Maui Little League (Hawaii) gathered on the outfield grass at Volunteer Stadium following the annual Little League Challenger Game to give each of the players a Hawaiian lei. Several other […]

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 […]

Caribbean Crowned Little League Baseball® International Champs, 5-4

Pabao (Curaçao) Little League has claimed the Little League Baseball® World Series International Championship following a 5-4 victory against Chofu Little League of Japan. Curaçao, the Caribbean Region Champions got started early, tallying one run in the first inning and two more in the third, for a 3-0 lead. Japan answered with two runs of […]

World Series Experience Gives Chofu Little League Coach Makoto Nagase Unique Perspective

By Ethan Roy Chofu Little League, the 2019 Champions of the Japan Region, are one of just two teams in Williamsport that has a Little League Baseball® World Series title under its belt. In 1976, Chofu Little League defeated Germany, Puerto Rico, and finally California’s Campbell Little League to win the 30th Little League World […]