Little League® International celebrates National Little League Week (the second full week of June) with the annual Little League Baseball® World Series luncheon. This year, on July 16, the luncheon was held, and featured the first-round pairings for the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series, as well as the Team Hosts drawing for their Regional Champions for the year.
The full schedule, bracket, and all information about the 2016 Little League Baseball World Series can be found on LLBWS.org.
Players from the Camp Hill Little League Challenger Division and their buddies were on hand to help draw the first-round pairings. These Little Leaguers® and their teammates will participate in the 2016 Little League Baseball World Series Challenger Exhibition Game, when their teams face the Little League Challenger Division® from Colorado District 1 from Grand Junction. The game will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium, and air live on Northeastern Pennsylvania’s and the Central Susquehanna Valley’s PBS Station, WVIA, thanks to the generous support of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The game will also be streamed on the WatchESPN app.
The Road to Williamsport is already underway, with Hills Little League, from Sydney, Australia, winning the Australia Region Championship on Monday, June 13. Seven other teams from around the world and eight teams from the United States will continue to compete for a chance to represent their region over the next eight weeks. Learn more about the Region Tournament dates and locations.
The Little League International Tournament is the premier baseball and softball tournament in all of youth sports. Amateur athletes from ages 11 to 18 will compete for championship banners in nine divisions: Little League Baseball (10- to 12-year-olds), Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball (11- to 13-year-olds), Junior League Baseball (12- to 14-year-olds), Senior League Baseball (13- to 16-year-olds), Big League Baseball (15- to 18-year-olds), Little League Softball® (10- to 12-year-olds), Junior League Softball (12- to 14-year-olds), Senior League Softball (13- to 16-year-old), and Big League Softball (14- to 18-year-olds). The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on July 26 and ends with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, Pa., on August 28.
All 32 games of the 70th Little League Baseball World Series will be televised by the ESPN family of networks or ABC – starting with the first game between Mexico and Latin America on Thursday, August 18 at 1 p.m. on ESPN, and concluding with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game, scheduled to start at 3 p.m., airing on ABC.
In addition to the 32 Little League Baseball World Series games, more than 90 Little League games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, and WatchESPN, including all the championship games from the eight other Little League Baseball and Little League Softball World Series tournaments. The Longhorn Network will also televise 14 games from the Little League Baseball Southwest Region Tournament and the Little League Softball Southwest Region Championship Game. All coverage is subject to change. Learn more about the schedules of all the Little League Baseball and Softball World Series.
Highlights from all 137 games will be available at Videos.LittleLeague.org, along with video features, historic moments, and more.
WRAK (1200 AM/1400 AM/94.9 FM) in Williamsport will broadcast all games of the 2016 Little League Baseball World Series. WRAK is the flagship station for the English-speaking radio broadcasts of the World Series. The station has broadcast the World Series every year since its inception in 1947.
For all updates on the Little League World Series tournaments and events, go to LLBWS.org and follow #LLWS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.