Friday morning, the first games of the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series started; eight games are scheduled on played on Friday after opening day games were cancelled because of weather. The games changes over the last few days have made Friday the busiest day in Little League World Series of Baseball history.
2015 Little League World Series (LLWS) games air live on ESPN and most games can be viewed on the ESPN website. For the complete list of games played Friday, click here.
Friday night, the highly anticipated game between the Lewisberry, Pennsylvania and the Web City, Missouri little league teams. 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 Pennsylvania team is undefeated this season and has quickly become one of the powerhouse teams.
The Pennsylvania vs. Missouri game will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. Eastern Friday night. Residents from around the states are expected to attend. This year, the LLWS organization decided to issue tickets for the 8 pm game and those tickets were issued on Friday. The little league organization believes that they may beet the 2011 record of a maximum of 41,000 fans at the game, according to US News and World Report.
The other team to watch is the little league team from Bonita, California. The merchandise for this team has already sold out at the LLWS store in Williamsport. See more about this story in the video above.
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.
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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