Wednesday, two games were played at the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series, and all four teams were previously undefeated at these games. Japan defeated Venezuela in an 8-inning overtime game; both teams were well matched. Final score was 5-4.
Wednesday night, Pennsylvania played the Texas little league team and a crowd of over 35,000 people showed up in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania to watch. The Lewisberry, PA team is roughly 99 miles from S. Williamsport and each of their games have a crowd of over 30,000 people watching. Pennsylvania is undefeated not only at the 2015 LLWS, but so far this season.
The Little League World Series (LLWS) games air live on ESPN and ABC and the games can also be viewed on the ESPN website.
The Texas and Pennsylvania teams were well matched and these two teams generally have very high scoring games and in this game both pitchers were able to strike out most of the players from the other team. Pennsylvania scored their first run in the bottom of the first inning, and there was not a lot of action in the game. As one ESPN announcer said: “It feels like the score in this game should be a -6.” Pennsylvania’s pitcher pitched 15 strike outs in Wednesday night’s game. The game ended in the top of the sixth inning; final score 3-0 Pennsylvania.
This week, 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 Wednesday’s games at the 2015 LLWS:
Japan defeated Latin America 5-4
Pennsylvania defeated Texas 3-0
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.
Thursday’s schedule (in Eastern time) at the 2015 LLWS includes:
Latin America vs. Mexico – 4 p.m.
Texas vs. California – 8 p.m.
The winners of Thursday’s games will move on to the U.S. Championship and International Championship games on Saturday. Friday is a scheduled rain day. The winners of Wednesday’s games will move onto the championship games on Saturday.
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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