Category: Softball

Girls with Game Celebration Officially Opens 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

Heading into year two at its new home in Greenville, North Carolina, the 2022 Little League Softball® World Series experience officially got underway on Saturday, August 6, with the first ever Girls with Game Celebration at Elm Street Park. Leading off with a welcome message from Ashlea Nash, the Little League Director of Softball Development, […]

Inside the Rise of the Little League Softball® World Series

The Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) has not always been the modern-day spectacle that now takes place in Greenville, North Carolina. The largest youth softball tournament in the world came from humble beginnings, with Little League® originally launching a softball pilot program in 1974 to gauge interest from local leagues across the country. As […]

Jenny Dalton-Hill to become Seventh Woman Enshrined into the Little League® Hall of Excellence

Little League® International is pleased to announce that Jenny Dalton-Hill will be enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence this August, becoming only the seventh woman to earn the highest honor that Little League can bestow. “Since her time on the Little League fields, to her incredible career as a baseball and softball player […]

Gear Up for a Summer of Softball with Little League® and Athletes Unlimited

Are you ready for an exciting summer of softball action, covering every level from Little League to the pros? Be sure to tune in on the ESPN Family of Networks all summer long to celebrate a #SummerOfSoftball with Little League and Athletes Unlimited. Starting with the Little League Softball® U.S. Region Tournaments on July 23, […]

Negros Occidental Little League to Represent Asia-Pacific Region at the 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

Negros Occidental Little League, the defending 2019 Asia-Pacific Region champions out of Bacolod City, Philippines, is set to return to the Little League Softball® World Series this August as the 2022 Asia-Pacific Region representatives after winning their country championship. “Due to the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic throughout the Asia-Pacific Region, and the impact […]

Guayama Softball Little League to Represent Latin America at the 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

Guayama (Puerto Rico) Softball Little League was crowned the 2022 Latin America Region Champion, defeating Gino Vega Little League (Sabana Grande, P.R.), to earn a spot at the Little League Softball® World Series this August. A team from Puerto Rico last represented the Latin America Region at the Little League Softball World Series in 2017 […]

Emilia Romagna Little League Crowned Europe and Africa Region Champ for 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

Emilia Romagna Little League of Bologna, Italy, took home the Europe and Africa Region Championship banner with a 6-2 win over the Czech Republic to punch its ticket to Greenville, North Carolina, for the 2022 Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS). This marks the second-straight time a team from Italy represented the Region at the […]

Ashlea Nash Returns to Little League Staff as Director of Softball Development

Little League® International has announced Ashlea Nash as its new Director of Softball Development, effective as of May 5, 2022. “We are thrilled to welcome back Ashlea as our new Director of Softball Development and look forward to her insight, knowledge, and passion for the game as we continue to grow our softball program and […]

Three Former Little Leaguers® Selected During the 2022 Athletes Unlimited Softball College Draft

Three former Little League Softball® players got the call of a lifetime during the 2022 Athletes Unlimited Softball College Draft, earning the opportunity as one of only 13 college student-athletes to be selected to play in the third season of softball this summer in Rosemont, Illinois. Hosted by ESPN Analysts and Little League World Series […]

Little League Softball® World Series Player Helping Grow the Game of Softball in Kenya

In August 2021, Jasmine Miller was playing in the championship game of the Little League Softball® World Series alongside her teammates from Chesterfield (Va.) Little League. Less than one month after that once-in-a-lifetime experience came to an end, the Miller family made a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to live out another unique experience in […]