Saturday, four teams competed in two championship games at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Japan won the International championship against Mexico 3-2. California won the US championship game against Connecticut 12-0. Japan and California will now move on to the final LLWS game tomorrow and will compete for the coveted title of the 2013 Little League World Series champion.
To see a slideshow of photos from the 2013 LLWS games, click here.
For more information on the California vs. Connecticut championship game, click here.
Earlier today, Japan and Mexico competed for the international championship title and Japan won 3-2. For more on that close game, click here.
Sunday, August 25 schedule at the 2013 LLWS (EST):
- Mexico vs. Connecticut – 11:00 a.m. (consolation game)
- From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ABC will show a re-cap of the 2013 LLWS games
- Japan vs. California - 3:00 p.m.
This is the 67th annual Little League Baseball World Series and each year the LLWS games are played in South Williamsport, Pa. 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. 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 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