Thursday was the opening day at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania and eight teams played their first game. Wednesday, opening ceremonies and a parade took place in Williamsport to celebrate the 16 teams who have made it to the games this year.
Here is a list of the LLWS teams and their scores for Thursday, August 15, 2013:
Panama defeated Puerto Rico 9-4
Washington defeated Texas 8-4
Mexico defeated Australia 12-0
Connecticut defeated Tennessee 3-2
Mexico has a powerhouse team this year and they won after the 10-run rule went into effect and Mexico won 12-0. For more on that game, click here.
Here is the schedule of games for Friday, August 16, 2013 at the LLWS (EST):
- Canada vs. Chinese Taipei – 1 p.m.
- Michigan vs. California – 3 p.m.
- Czech Republic vs. Japan – 5 p.m.
- Iowa vs. Delaware – 8 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 some 13-year-olds depending on their birthday).
Even when they lose 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 were 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. Each year, 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 see a slideshow from the 2012 LLWS games, click here.
To see a slideshow from the 2011 LLWS games, click here.
To see a slideshow from the incredible 2009 Little League World Series games, click here.
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Source: LLWS and ESPN