As part of the celebration around the anniversary of the first-ever Little League® game played on June 6, 1939, Little League International has announced the first-round pairings for the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile. Helping to draw this year’s first-round pairings were a pair of local Little Leaguers® from Montoursville (Pa.) Little League and South Williamsport Area (Pa.) Little League.
Scheduled to take place on August 16-27, the 2023 Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS), will feature 20 teams from around the globe set to compete through the U.S. and International brackets for a chance at the Championship Banner. Below are the first-round pairings for the 2023 LLBWS (all times ET and subject to change):
Wednesday, August 16
- Game 1: Europe and Africa Region vs. Panama Region (1 p.m.)
- Game 2: Mountain Region vs. Metro Region (3 p.m.)
- Game 3: Japan Region vs. Cuba Region (5 p.m.)
- Game 4: Southwest Region vs. Mid-Atlantic Region (7 p.m.)
Thursday, August 17
- Game 5: Caribbean Region vs. Australia Region (1 p.m.)
- Game 6: Northwest Region vs. New England Region (3 p.m.)
- Game 7: Canada Region vs. Asia-Pacific Region (5 p.m.)
- Game 8: West Region vs. Great Lakes Region (7 p.m.)
Friday, August 18
- Game 9: Winner G1 vs. Latin America Region (1 p.m.)
- Game 10: Winner G2 vs. Southeast Region (3 p.m.)
- Game 11: Winner G3 vs. Mexico Region (5 p.m.)
- Game 12: Winner G4 vs. Midwest Region (7 p.m.)
Home and away designations for the LLBWS games will be decided via coin flip during the respective manager briefings held prior to the start of the tournament. The draw for the 2023 LLBWS ensured that regions who competed in the first play-in games in 2022 would not be featured in those match-ups for this year. For more information, along with full schedules and information about all the 2023 Little League Region and World Series tournaments, visit LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries.
To learn more about visiting the Little League International Complex, or attending the Little League Baseball World Series, please check out LittleLeague.org/Visit.