Monday, five elimination games were played at the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania and five of those teams will move on, and five teams are done. The Bonita, California team defeated the Cranston, Rhode Island little league team. Rhode Island came out strong in the first inning and scored two runs, California didn’t come back until the second and third innings and after two runs, Jacob Baptista hit a grand slam. Rhode Island started to make a few mistakes in the outfield as their confidence began to fail. In the final inning, California scored several more runs; the final score 10-3 California.
The Little League World Series (LLWS) games air live on ESPN and ABC and the games can also be viewed on the ESPN website.
Sunday, in a surprise turn of events the Pearland, Texas little league team defeated the Bonita, California little league team 8-4 at the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series. Prior to the game, everyone seemed confident that the California team would win the game, but it wasn’t meant to be. For more on this story, click here.
Scores for all of the other LLWS games played Monday:
Mexico defeated Australia 14-3
Caribbean defeated Northwest 7-3
Great Lakes defeated Southeast 4-3
Asia-Pacific defeated Europe-Africa 5-0
Pennsylvania defeated South Carolina on Sunday with a crowd of over 32,000 people watching in South Williamsport to watch the Lewisberry, Pennsylvania team. Every few years, a Pennsylvania team makes it into the LLWS, and residents who live in the area travel to South Williamsport to see the games. This year’s Lewisberry, Pennsylvania team is undefeated this season and has quickly become one of the powerhouse teams. For more on this game, click here.
Tuesday’s schedule (in Eastern time) at the 2015 LLWS includes:
Midwest vs. Canada – 1 p.m. (consolation game)
Mexico vs. Asia – 4 p.m. (elimination game)
Great Lakes vs. West 6 p.m. (elimination game)
This is the 69th annual Little League Baseball World Series and each year the LLWS games brings tens of thousands of families, fans, and players from around the world to watch 10 day of games. The final LLWS championship game will be played Sunday, August 30. To see a list of the teams that are playing this year, click here.
Little League fans can follow their favorite teams by simply downloading the GameChanger app from the Apple store or via the GameChanger website. The app is free to download and gives free access to the live stats and gameplay for the Little League World Series. Fans simply create an account for free and can start getting live updates for each game, via the app or website.
Each year, the LLWS starts with sixteen teams that include eight United States (US) and eight international teams. It’s double elimination, so each team will play at least three games at the LLWS, and the final game is a consolation game. The final championship game on August 30 will consist of one US team and one International team.
The LLWS games can be dramatic, heart breaking, and an absolute joy for the teams that win. Making it to Williamsport is a hard earned dream for most of the 11 – 12 year olds (and 13-year-olds whose birthday is after May 1, 2014).
Even when a team loses at the LLWS games, they are able to return to their suite-like surroundings at The Grove in South Williamsport and they get to live like rock stars for about ten days. Amenities of The Grove include: a large swimming pool, video games, a room full of ping pong tables, and new friends who have come from all over the world. No parents are allowed! For more information on The Grove, click here.
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