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A Fearsome Four Pitching Staff Leading the Way for Mexico Region Champions

By Will Desautelle Epitacio “Mala” Torres Little League from Mexico is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for its first appearance, and their pitching staff has continued to help their Little League® dreams to come true. Santiago Leija, the leader of Mexico’s “Fearsome Four” pitching staff, tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out […]

Southwest Takes Victory Over Mid-Atlantic, 4-1

Eastbank (La.) Little League eliminated Elmora (Elizabeth, N.J.) Youth Little League from title contention and claimed spot in the United States Semifinal of the Little League Baseball® World Series, with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday. The team from River Ridge, Louisiana, struck in the first inning, when an error allowed the first run of the […]

Australia’s Pacifique Is a Living Testament to Perseverance, Pride

  By Ethan Roy Jacques Pacifique, a coach of the Australia Region champions, began playing baseball at the age of five. “I was a normal twelve-year-old, doing everything a twelve-year-old should be doing,” Mr. Pacifique said. His dad wanted him to play cricket. His mom wanted him to play baseball. Mom won. At the age […]

Late Runs Lift Elmora Youth Little League Past Barrington Little League, 2-0

The Mid-Atlantic Region Champions from Elizabeth, N.J., and New England’s Barrington (R.I.) Little League battled each other to a scoreless tie through five innings, but in the final frame of regulation Sal Garcia and J.R. Rosado tilted the game in Elmora Youth Little League’s favor in a 2-0 triumph Tuesday night at Lamade Stadium. Sal […]

LLBWS Fans “Adopt” Latin America Region Champs, Make Venezuelan Little Leaguers Feel at Home

By Will Desautelle Cacique Mara Little League of Maracaibo, Venezuela received a loud ovation from a large crowd of supporters as they exited the field at Lamade Stadium for the final time in the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series. They bowed to the Curaçao fans sitting along the third baseline and then made their […]

Dedicated Little League® Volunteer Paul Graziano Named 2019 W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award Recipient

Paul Graziano and Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO Celebrating his 40th Little League Baseball® World Series, longtime Little League® volunteer and dedicated Little League Baseball World Series Press Box announcer, Paul Graziano, will have one more honor to add this year as he was named the 2019 W. Howard Hartman Little League […]

Resilient Rhode Island Team Making Barrington Faithful, New England Region Proud

Ethan Roy With their appearance this year, Barrington Little League of Rhode Island became the fifth Rhode Island team in the last six years to represent the New England Region at the Little League Baseball® World Series. This year marks Barrington’s first trip to Williamsport. In the opening round, Rhode Island did not record a […]

Caribbean Captures Early Lead, Defeats Latin America, 9-2

Pabao (Curaçao) Little League struck early to defeat Cacique Mara (Venezuela) Little League, claiming its third victory in the Little League Baseball® World Series and advancing to the tournament’s semifinal round. Curaçao put up two runs in the first inning and three in the second, capturing an early 5-0 lead. Venezuela answered, putting up one […]

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 […]

A Young Italy Team Living the Williamsport Dream

By Will Desautelle When Europe-Africa Manager Francesco Lamanuzzi played for Emilia Romagna Little League years ago, his team’s quest to get to Williamsport fell short twice. Now as the manager for the youngest team in the Little League Baseball® World Series, he is leading the fourth team from Emilia Romagna to play in Williamsport. When […]