Monday, August 18, 2014 was the fifth day of games at the Little League World Series (LLWS) in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and five games were played. The Little League games are shown live on ESPN and ESPN 2, and each game can be viewed on the ESPN website at any time.
Four LLWS teams are 2-0 so far this season including: Japan, South Korea, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas. The rest of the teams have lost at least one game. These four teams will compete on Wednesday. Japan and South Korea will go head to head and Phildelphia and Las Vegas will play each other.
Monday, four elimination games and one consolation game were played at the LLWS. Here are the scores for Monday’s games, according to the Little League website:
Czech Republic 3, South Dakota 5 (consolation game)
Mexico 6, Australia 2
Texas 11, Washington 4
Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 1
Illinois 8, Rhode Island 7
The Las Vegas, Nevada team has taken the Little League World Series by storm and are currently 2-0. They have dominated the two teams they have played so far, by more than 10 runs and have had a grand slam. For more on this story, click here.
One of the biggest stories at the LLWS this year 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. For more on this story and to see a video of Mo’Ne pitching, click here.
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.
Tuesday, three more elimination games will be played at the 2014 LLWS. Here is the schedule for Tuesday, August 19, 2014:
Canada vs. Tennessee – 12 p.m. (Eastern time)
Mexico vs. Venezuela – 3 p.m.
Chicago vs. Texas vs.– 7:30 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.
If a LLWS team loses or wins at the LLWS games, they return to their suite-like surroundings at The Grove and get to live like rock stars for the time they are there. 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.
Sources: ESPN live and LLBWS.org