Division: Baseball

Loudoun South Little League Captures Virginia’s first LLBWS Berth in a Quarter Century

By Will Desautelle After the Southeast Region’s convincing 3-0 win over the New England Region Champions in the first round of the Little League Baseball® World Series, a game where Justin Lee, Liam Thyen, and Chase Obstgarten combined to throw a no-hitter, it’s hard to believe the same team had to emerge from the elimination […]

MG11: Bowling Green Eastern Little League Honors, Remembers Fallen Teammate

By Will Desautelle As the Great Lakes team from Bowling Green, Kentucky ran out onto the field at Howard J. Lamade Stadium for its opening round game of the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series, a loud ovation came from a large section of supporters all wearing “MG11” shirts. Starting pitcher Grayson Newman then stepped […]

Offseason Training, Batman Action Figure Leads Sprague Little League to LL Promised Land

By Will Desautelle The excitement was almost palpable as the Northwest Region Champions Sprague Little League team from Salem, Oregon, took batting practice in the Volunteer Stadium Hit Lab in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The young players rotated in and out of the cage, testing their brand-new bats provided by Easton, the official bat of the […]

The Impact of the Little League® World Series: More than Baseball

By Ethan Roy Across more than 80 countries and the 50 United States, tens of thousands Little League® teams compete for the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series ® every year. To qualify for the 16-team tournament played at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium, a team must emerge victorious from […]

Sweet 16: Little League Baseball® World Series Teams at a Glance

By Will Desautelle The field is set for the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series. Starting Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, tens of thousands will visit South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to watch 16 teams vie for the championship of Little League Baseball. Here is a look at this year’s participants. INTERNATIONAL BRACKET Asia-Pacific Region Champion – Chung […]

Going Global: Little League® Baseball Camp Welcomes Several International Little Leaguers®

By Ethan Roy Few sports can claim to have the international prominence of baseball. From Canada to India to South Korea, and everywhere in between, the sport boasts a global influence and connects the world with the common language of baseball. For many, the introduction to that language comes in Little League®. Each summer, more […]

What Items Go Into a International Tournament Team’s Eligibility Documents Book

The Tournament Eligibility Book – commonly a binder of some sort – contains a collection of forms and documents that are required by Little League® International, specific to each player on the tournament team roster. In the time between the selection of a league’s International Tournament team(s) and its first district tournament game, the local […]

Perth Metro North Punches Ticket to Junior League World Series as 2019 Australian Regional Champion

Northern Metros claim gold in Adelaide, book spot in Junior League World Series Perth Metro North (Northern Metros) completed a perfect week in Adelaide to punch their ticket to August’s Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Michigan. The Metros toppled Southern Mariners 8-7 in extra innings in Friday night’s gold medal game to finish the 2019 […]

Letter to Little League® Umpires: Don’t Turn Down Tournament Games Because of Money or Stress

To have Little League® games, you need umpires. To have well-officiated tournament games, you need umpires who are competent, confident, and willing to volunteer. The motivation to be a volunteer in Little League has changed over the generations and that challenge grows even more when recruiting, training, and retaining umpires. While discouraged, it’s become an […]

Cronulla Little League Heads to Williamsport as 2019 Little League Baseball® Australia Region Champions

The first ticket to the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) was officially punched on Monday, June 10, as Cronulla Little League (Sydney, New South Wales) was crowned the Australia Region Champion with a 5-2 win over Ryde Red Little League. Matched up with a fellow league from New South Wales in the championship […]