Thursday morning, the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series cancelled games on the first day of play because of bad weather in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania; four games were scheduled to be played. As a result, the schedule for Friday has changed, and now eight games are scheduled to be played on Friday.
2015 Little League World Series (LLWS) games will air live on ESPN and most games can be viewed on the website. This is the schedule of games for Friday, according to LLWS.org (EST):
10:00 a.m.: Europe-Africa vs. Caribbean
11:00 a.m.: Southwest vs. Northwest
1:00 p.m.: Latin America vs. Australia
2:00 p.m.: Great Lakes vs. West
4:00 p.m.: Canada vs. Mexico
5:00 p.m.: Southeast vs. New England
7:00 p.m.: Asia-Pacific vs. Japan
8:00 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic vs. Midwest
Because of the weather changes…Friday will be the busiest day in Little League World Series history. The weather report states that it should be mostly sunny on Friday in South Williamsport. The 8 p.m. game is the most anticipated game of the season and will include the Lewisberry, Pennsylvania team vs. the Web City, Missouri 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 Pennsylvania team is undefeated this season and has quickly become one of the powerhouse teams.
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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