Saturday, August 16, 2014 was the third day of games at the Little League World Series (LLWS) in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania; four games were played and four teams were eliminated from the 2014 LLWS. All of the games are shown live on ESPN and ESPN 2, and each game can be viewed on the ESPN website at any time.
Eight teams played their second game on Saturday, and each team had already lost their first game. The teams that lost on Saturday have been eliminated from the series, but will still play a consolation game during the next week. Here are the scores for Saturday’s games, according to the Little League website:
Australia 10, Czech Republic 1
Washington 7, South Dakota 5
Venezuela 10, Canada 0
Rhode Island 8, Nashville 7
This is the 75th annual Little League Baseball World Series and each year the LLWS games are played in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The annual LLWS event brings tens of thousands of families, fans, and players from around the world to watch 10 day of games. To see a list of all of the Little League teams that are playing at the 2014 LLWS, click here.
The LLWS games can be dramatic, heart breaking, or an absolute joy for the winning teams. 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, 2014), and most of the players are astute baseball fans.
The biggest story so far this season at the LLWS is Mo’Ne Davis, a 13-year-old girl who threw a shut out game at the Little League World Series for the first time ever; Mo’Ne pitches for the Philadelphia Little League team and their first LLWS game ended in a 4-0 score against Nashville. The Philadelphia team will play their second game on Sunday against Texas. For more on this story and to see a video of Mo’Ne pitching, click here.
Sunday, four more games will be played at the 2014 LLWS and these are the teams that have already won their first game. Here is the schedule for Sunday:
South Korea vs. Puerto Rico – 12 p.m. (Eastern)
Illinois vs. Nevada – 2 p.m. (this game will air live on ABC)
Mexico vs. Japan – 5 p.m.
Pennsylvania vs. Texas – 7 p.m.
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, and that game will be played on August 24, 2014.
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 allowed! To see a video about The Grove, click here and look for the video on the left.
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