Saturday, the two final games will be played before the final championship game is played on Sunday at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Chula Vista, California and Westport, Connecticut will compete for the US championship Saturday and Tijuana, Mexico and Tokyo, Japan will compete for the international championship title. The winners of these two games today will move on to play each other tomorrow for the 2013 LLWS title.
To see a slideshow of photos from the 2013 LLWS games, click here.
UPDATE: Japan defeated Mexico and has been scheduled for the final game tomorrow. For more information about this game, click here.
California played the Connecticut team on Wednesday and lost that game, and now Connecticut has something to prove. To read about Wednesday’s game between these two teams, click here.
Mexico and Japan also played each other on Wednesday and Mexico lost to Japan. The Japan team has practiced more than any other team at this LLWS, but Mexico has a powerhouse team of hitters and has won two games at this LLWS by the 10-run rule. For more about Wednesday’s Mexico vs. Japan game, click here.
Friday, Washington and Connecticut played each other at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Westport, Connecticut defeated the Sammamish, Washington team in a close game 14-13. See the video above for hi-lights of this game. For more on that game, click here.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 games will be shown on ABC (EST):
- Mexico vs. Japan –12:30 p.m.
- California vs. Connecticut 3:30 p.m.
This is the 67th annual Little League Baseball World Series and each year the LLWS games are played in South Williamsport, Pa. All of the games will be shown on ESPN. To see a complete schedule of all of the 2013 Little League World Series games, click here.
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, 2013).
Even when a team loses at the LLWS games, they are able to return to their suite-like surroundings at The Grove and they get to live like rock stars for about ten days. Amenities 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.
The annual LLWS event 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 25.
The LLWS starts with sixteen teams; eight United States (US) and eight international teams. It’s double elimination and each team gets to play three games at the LLWS with the final game being a consolation game. The final championship game will consist of one US team and one International team.
To read about, see photos and watch a recap video about the 2012 LLWS games, click here.
To read about the 2010 LLWS games, click here.
To read about the incredible 2009 Little League World Series games, click here.
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Source: LLWS.org and ESPN