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Little League World Series Expansion for Portland, Oregon

 

The Little League Softball World Series expansion will add two more teams from the United States to the participating field, growing the total number of teams to 12 starting in 2021. The current Little League Softball World Series East Region will be divided into the Mid-Atlantic and New England Regions, and the current West Region will be divided into the Northwest and West Regions.

BREAKDOWN FOR UNITED STATES REGIONALS:

  • New England Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Mid-Atlantic Region: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C.
  • Southeast Region: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama
  • Southwest Region: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas East, Texas West, Colorado, New Mexico
  • Central: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
  • West Region: Arizona, Hawaii, Northern California, Nevada, Southern California, Utah
  • Northwest Region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Additional information regarding the 2021 Little League Baseball and Little League Softball World Series, including the projected facility upgrades at both the Williamsport and Portland locations and more, will be available following the fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors.

 

PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF LITTLE LEAGUE MEDIA RELATIONS

Little League World Series Expansion for Williamsport, Pa.

The Little League Baseball World Series expansion will add two additional teams from the United States and two international teams to increase the total number of participating teams to 20 starting in 2021. The United States field will establish two new regions with the Metro Region and the Mountain Region, effectively dividing the East and West Regions, respectively, into three sub-regions at the Little League Baseball division.

REGIONAL BREAKDOWN IN THE UNITED STATES:

  • New England Region: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts
  • Metro Region: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island
  • Mid-Atlantic Region: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C.
  • Southeast Region: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama
  • Southwest Region: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas East, Texas West, Colorado, New Mexico
  • Great Lakes Region: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky
  • Midwest Region: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
  • West Region: Hawaii, Northern California, Southern California, Arizona
  • Northwest Region: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
  • Mountain Region: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada

BREAKDOWN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL REGION:

A three-year rotation for direct entry into the Little League Baseball World Series will be established between Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Panama with two teams earning an automatic bid to the tournament each year and the remaining team competing through its respective regional tournament. The order for that rotation will be determined at the annual Little League Baseball World Series Luncheon held in June 2020. These teams will join the existing international regions: Asia-Pacific Region, Australia Region, Canada Region, Caribbean Region, Europe & Africa Region, Japan Region, Latin America Region, and Mexico Region.

With the expansion, the Little League Baseball World Series will begin one day earlier starting in 2021, but the schedule change will not have any impact on the start of the Regional tournaments and below.

 

PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF LITTLE LEAGUE MEDIA RELATIONS

 

 

Little League looking to expand Baseball and Softball World Series in 2021

  • August 24, 2019

 

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 Series to 20 and Little League Softball® World Series to 12, starting in 2021.

Set to launch in 2021 in coordination with the celebration of the 75th Little League Baseball World Series, the new expansion will allow for two additional teams from the United States and two additional international teams to participate in the Little League Baseball World Series as well as two additional teams to compete at the Little League Softball World Series.

The decision stemmed from the Little League International Board of Directors annual spring meeting in 2019, where an ad-hoc committee was established consisting of representatives from both the United States and International Regions and the Chairs of the sub-committees of the Board to evaluate the idea of expansion before presenting the opportunity to the entire Board during the August 2019 meeting. During that August meeting, held at the Little League Baseball World Series on Friday, August 23, the Board voted to approve the decision.

The proposed regional alignments for the expansions were determined to provide local Little League programs in all of our regions with more opportunities to qualify for the Little League World Series based on Little League’s regional structure, geographical proximity, and partially based on the number of affiliated teams in each state, country, and region. Little League International has, and will continue to, evaluate its regional alignments in every division of the Little League program on an annual basis to provide an equal and fair opportunity to all its local leagues.

In addition to the expansion, the Little League International Board of Directors approved a series of facilities improvements to the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa., including the addition of dormitories, as well as improved infirmary and laundry facilities, to accommodate the additional teams. Enhancements to the fan experience through improved parking, restrooms, gift shop, and other areas are planned. Little League International will also work with our Little League Softball World Series Tournament Committee for improvements to the facilities in Portland, Ore., to fully accommodate for the expansion of the Little League Softball World Series. The overall project to enhance facilities in both Williamsport and Portland is estimated to cost $15 million. To finance the facility improvements and expansion, Little League will utilize reserved funds to ensure there is no financial impact to local Little League programs.

A brief overview of the expansion impact for each of the Little League Baseball and Little League Softball World Series can be found below. For more information on the decision to expand, including Frequently Asked Questions for local leagues and families, visit LittleLeague.org/2021.

QUOTES ON THE EXPANSION:

“The Board has been discussing the future of the Little League International Complex and our World Series tournaments since restructuring our teenage divisions in 2016 with a goal of more support and programing for Little League participants and establish a long-term plan for improving the facilities at our Williamsport headquarters,” said Hugh E. Tanner, Little League International Board of Directors Chairman. “The Little League World Series experiences in Williamsport and Portland are perhaps the most incredible moments these 10- to 12-year-olds will ever have, and we want to provide that opportunity to more boys and girls each year and ensure that the facilities hosting these tournaments are ready to accommodate these additional teams, their families, and fans.”

“The heart of this expansion is providing more children and more volunteers with a once-in-a-lifetime experience at our World Series tournaments,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “The only impact this will have on our local leagues is that there are more opportunities for more teams to participate in Williamsport and Portland. Our leagues’ regular seasons and earlier tournament games will not be impacted. Our commitment to supporting our local leagues through Grow the Game grant programs, low affiliation fees, and educational resources will continue to thrive and hopefully expand, and the support from all of our partners and official sponsors is stronger today than it has ever been.”

PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF LITTLE LEAGUE MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Uganda team becomes first from Africa to earn LL World Series berth

Press release & logo courtesy of Little League Baseball

 

For the first time in the 66-year history of the Little League Baseball World Series, a team from Africa will be in the field. Lugazi Little League from Lugazi, Uganda, won the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region Tournament today with a 5-2 victory over Kuwait Little League from Kuwait City, Kuwait.

The five-team, four-day tournament was played at the Little League Baseball European Leadership Training Center in Kutno, Poland.

Little League in Uganda is relatively new with the first local leagues chartering in 2005.

Lugazi is located in the southeastern area of the landlocked country, about 31 miles east of the capital city of Kampala. The Lugazi Little League is one of five chartered Little Leagues in Uganda, with four Little League (Majors) Baseball Division teams, and four Junior League Baseball Division teams. There are more than 700 boys and girls currently playing Little League Baseball and Softball in Uganda.

In 2011, a team from a different Ugandan local league, located in the capital city of Kampala, defeated a team from Saudi Arabia in the final game of the MEA Region Tournament. However, irregularities in the team’s birth and residence documents led to the U.S. State Department denying entry visas for the team. As a result, the Saudi Arabia team was awarded the regional title and competed in the 2011 World Series instead.

“After last year’s World Series, we met with State Department officials to work on ways to avoid a repeat of last year’s unfortunate situation,” Patrick W. Wilson, Little League International Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development, said. “The meetings focused on ensuring that all players on the team, as well as the manager and coaches, would have all the necessary paperwork before the Uganda national championship team even traveled to Poland for the regional tournament.”

The next step for the Uganda team is to return to Uganda and begin the process of applying through the U.S. Embassy in Kampala for visas to enter the United States.

“In the months since our meetings with the U.S. State Department, we have been working with the local Little Leagues in Uganda on the methods to obtain the proper documents,” Mr. Wilson said. “We are grateful to the State Department for its assistance. As a result, we are now cautiously optimistic that the Uganda team will be joining us next month in South Williamsport for the 66th Little League Baseball World Series.”

Little League International, as with all teams traveling to and from all eight World Series tournaments in baseball and softball, pays all the travel, food and lodging expenses for the players, manager, and coaches. The Uganda team is expected to arrive in the U.S. in the second week of August.

Lugazi Little League posted a 3-1 record in pool play earning the No. 1 seed, and a spot in the championship game, on the basis of Little League’s tie-breaking rules. Kuwait Little League and Arabian American Little League from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, also finished pool play with 3-1 records. Kuwait Little League earned the other spot in the title game by virtue of winning the head-to-head game against Arabian American Little League. All three teams involved defeated each other, creating the need to use the tie-breaker.

The new Middle East & Africa Champion suffered its only loss in the tournament, a 2-1 decision, to Arabian American Little League in its first game. Lugazi Little League allowed only five runs in its five tournament games.

Lugazi Little League joins Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, the Latin America Region Champion; Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo, Japan, the Japan Region Tournament Champion; Asia-Pacific Region Champion, Kuei-Shan Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei; and Pariba Little League from Willemstad, Curacao, the Caribbean Region Champion, in the 16-team Little League Baseball World Series field.

Lugazi Little League will play their first World Series game on Aug. 17, against the Latin America Region Champion, Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama.

The 66th Little League Baseball World Series, for 11-12-year-olds, will be played in South Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 16-26. Sixteen teams from around the world will vie for the coveted title of World Champion.

The World Series will use the same format as last year with the teams split into two eight-team brackets – a U.S. bracket and an International bracket.

The 2012 World Series is the sixth under an eight-year television contract with ESPN/ABC. All games of the World Series will be televised live, in high definition, on the ESPN family of networks or ABC. ABC will air the World Series championship game, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m., and the U.S. and International Championship games the previous day beginning with the International contest at 12:30 p.m. and the U.S. game to follow. For the second year, all 21 World Series games played at Lamade Stadium will air on ESPN 3D.

As has been the case since 1997, everyone can follow the road to South Williamsport for the squads from the U.S. with ESPN and its family of networks coverage of the Little League Baseball regionals. Live coverage of the semifinals and championship game at all eight regional sites begins August 7. In addition, the New England Sports Network (NESN) will televise four pool play games in the New England Regional, played at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn., and both semifinals.

A new addition this year to the television schedule will feature the televising of all pool play games of the Southwestern Region Little League Baseball Tournament in Waco, Texas, by the Longhorn Network, part of the ESPN family, Aug. 3-6.

The U.S. regional finals will be televised as follows (all times eastern U.S. time): Southwestern Region (Aug. 9, 9 p.m., Waco, Texas, ESPN2); Southeast Region (Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Warner Robins, Ga., ESPN); Great Lakes Region (Aug. 10, 1 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind., ESPN); New England Region (Aug. 11, 6 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN); Northwest Region (Aug. 11, 4 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); Midwest Region (Aug. 11, 2 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind., ESPN); West Region (Aug. 11, 8 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); and Mid-Atlantic Region (Aug. 12, 5 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN2).

The next berth in the Little League Baseball World Series is expected to be decided July 27 when the champion in the Mexico Region Tournament will be determined.

Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach, Calif., captured the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series Championship scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 2-1 victory over Hamamatsu Minami Little League, the Japan Region Champion.

Follow every pitch of the Little League Baseball World Series on the Little League web site (www.LittleLeague.org).

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.

2012 Little League Baseball World Series

International Bracket

Asia-Pacific Region Champion – Kuei-Shan Little League (Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei); first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Europe

Caribbean Region Champion – Pariba Little League (Willemstad, Curacao); first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Japan

Japan Region Champion – Kitasuna Little League (Tokyo, Japan): first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Caribbean

Latin America Region Champion – Aguadulce Cabezera Little League (Aguadulce, Panama); first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. Middle East & Africa

Middle East and Africa Region Champion – Lugazi Little League (Lugazi, Uganda): first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. Latin America

Mexico Region Champion – determined July 27

Europe Region Champion – determined July 29

Canada Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

U.S. Bracket

Southwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 9

Southeast Region Champion – determined Aug. 10

Great Lakes Region Champion – determined Aug. 10

New England Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Northwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Midwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

West Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Mid-Atlantic Region Champion – determined Aug. 12

Panama team earns LL World Series berth as Latin America Champion

Press release & logo courtesy of Little League Baseball

 

Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, earned the fourth berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series today with a 6-5 victory in the championship game of the Latin America Region Tournament. The eight-day, eight-team tournament was played in Aguadulce.

The first-time Latin America Region Champions defeated Cardenales Little League from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, in the title game. Cardenales Little League, which earned a spot in the championship game by defeating Chitre Little League from Chitre, Panama, the #1-seed in Pool B, in one Saturday semifinal by a score of 7-4. Cardenales Little League was looking for its second World Series berth having won the Latin America Region title in 2006. Chitre Little League was a 2010 Latin America Region Champion.

Playing in its hometown, Aguadulce Little League earned its berth in the final with a 3-0 victory over Falcon Little League from Cartegena, Colombia, in the other semifinal game yesterday. The victory in the championship game was the third in its five games of the region tournament by one run.

Aguadulce Little League was the #1-seed in Pool A with a perfect 3-0 record while Cardenales Little League was the #2-seed in Pool A with its only loss a 3-2 setback to Aguadulce Little League. The region champion won its first game of the tournament by a 2-1 score over 14 de September Little League from Managua, Nicaragua.

Aguadulce Cabezera Little League will be joining Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo, Japan, the Japan Region Tournament Champion; Asia-Pacific Region Champion, Kuei-Shan Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei; and Pariba Little League from Willemstad, Curacao, the Caribbean Region Champion, in the 16-team Little League Baseball World Series field.

Aguadulce Cabezera Little League will play its first game of World Series, Aug. 17, against the Middle East & Africa Region Champion.

The 66th Little League Baseball World Series, for 11-12-year-olds, will be played in South Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 16-26. Sixteen teams from around the world will vie for the coveted title of World Champion.

The World Series will use the same format as last year with the teams split into two eight-team brackets – a U.S. bracket and an International bracket.

The 2012 World Series is the sixth under an eight-year television contract with ESPN/ABC. All games of the World Series will be televised live, in high definition, on the ESPN family of networks or ABC. ABC will air the World Series championship game, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m., and the U.S. and International Championship games the previous day beginning with the International contest at 12:30 p.m. and the U.S. game to follow. For the second year, all 21 World Series games played at Lamade Stadium will air on ESPN 3D.

As has been the case since 1997, everyone can follow the road to South Williamsport for the squads from the U.S. with ESPN and its family of networks coverage of the Little League Baseball regionals. Live coverage of the semifinals and championship game at all eight regional sites begins August 7. In addition, the New England Sports Network (NESN) will televise four pool play games in the New England Regional, played at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn., and both semifinals.

A new addition this year to the television schedule will feature the televising of all pool play games of the Southwestern Region Little League Baseball Tournament in Waco, Texas, by the Longhorn Network, part of the ESPN family, Aug. 3-6.

The U.S. regional finals will be televised as follows (all times eastern U.S. time): Southwestern Region (Aug. 9, 9 p.m., Waco, Texas, ESPN2); Southeast Region (Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Warner Robins, Ga., ESPN); Great Lakes Region (Aug. 10, 1 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind., ESPN); New England Region (Aug. 11, 6 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN); Northwest Region (Aug. 11, 4 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); Midwest Region (Aug. 11, 2 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind., ESPN); West Region (Aug. 11, 8 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif., ESPN); and Mid-Atlantic Region (Aug. 12, 5 p.m., Bristol, Conn., ESPN2).

The next berth in the Little League Baseball World Series is expected to be decided July 16 when the champion in the Middle East & Africa Region Tournament will be determined.

Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach, Calif., captured the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series Championship scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 2-1 victory over Hamamatsu Minami Little League, the Japan Region Champion.

Follow every pitch of the Little League Baseball World Series on the Little League web site (www.LittleLeague.org).

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.

2012 Little League Baseball World Series

International Bracket

Asia-Pacific Region Champion – Kuei-Shan Little League (Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei); first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Europe

Caribbean Region Champion – Pariba Little League (Willemstad, Curacao); first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Japan

Japan Region Champion – Kitasuna Little League (Tokyo, Japan): first World Series game – Aug. 16 vs. Caribbean

Latin America Region Champion – Aguadulce Cabezera Little League (Aguadulce, Panama); first World Series game – Aug. 17 vs. Middle East & Africa

Middle East and Africa Region Champion – determined July 16

Mexico Region Champion – determined July 27

Europe Region Champion – determined July 29

Canada Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

U.S. Bracket

Southwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 9

Southeast Region Champion – determined Aug. 10

Great Lakes Region Champion – determined Aug. 10

New England Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Northwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Midwest Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

West Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

Mid-Atlantic Region Champion – determined Aug. 11

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