Thursday, the Washington and Connecticut game was cancelled because of rain at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and it has been rescheduled for Friday at 3 p.m. EST. Mexico and Panama were able to finish their game on Thursday after a rain delay. The LLWS organization set aside Friday as a rain day in case any games needed to be rescheduled; no other games have been scheduled for today.
So far, the 2013 LLWS games have been exciting, dramatic, and heart breaking for some of the teams that have been eliminated from the series. Photos can be seen on the left of some of the best moments so far from the 2013 Little League World Series of baseball.
Saturday, the international championship game has been scheduled and Mexico and Japan will play each other for that title. These two teams have already played each other once this week and Japan won that game 5-2. But Mexico can’t be counted out just yet. During their first two games at this LLWS, they did not allow a run to be scored and they won both games with the 10-run rule.
On the US championship game is also scheduled for Saturday and so far the Chula Vista, California is scheduled for it. Washington and Connecticut are scheduled for a game on Friday and the winner of that team will advance to play California on Saturday for the US championship title.
Wednesday, the four undefeated teams played and two teams won and went straight to the board for the international and US championship games that will be played Saturday. To read more about those games, click here.
LLWS scores for Thursday, August 22, 2013:
Mexico defeated Panama 5-3
Tuesday, the Panama and Chinese Taipei played an elimination game, and both teams seemed desperate to win. The game remained close until the very end when an unexpected upset occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning. To read about that game and to see the video of hi-lights for that game, click here.
To read about the rest of the games played Tuesday, click here.
Sunday, Mexico shut-out the Panama team 13-0 and the game ended at the end of the 4th inning because of the 10-run rule. Mexico is quickly becoming one of the powerhouse teams this year. For more about Mexico’s game, click here.
Saturday, Tennessee defeated and knocked Corpus Christi, Texas out of the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball. Tennessee also had a grand slam during the game…a rarity at the LLWS. For more information on that game, click here.
Schedule of games for Friday, August 23, 2013 at the LLWS (EST):
Washington vs. Connecticut – 3 p.m.
The 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) games will continue through Sunday, August 25 when the final championship game will be played. To see the full schedule of the 2013 LLWS teams, click here.
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