Sunday, the final teams played to round out the final schedule for the 2014 Little League World Series (LLWS). Saturday, four games were played to determine which US teams would go to the 2014 LLWS; the world series games begin Thursday, August 14. Sunday, the Canada slot was filled when the Vancouver, British Columbia team defeated Ontario 4-1. Sunday night, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania team defeated the Newark, Delawareare little league team 8-0 for the final mid-atlantic slot; the game was played live on ESPN.
This is the 68th 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 24.
Each year, the LLWS starts with sixteen teams which include: 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 consolation game. The final championship game will consist of one US team and one International team.
This is the list of final 16 teams that will compete at the 2014 LLWS, according to LLWS.org:
Great Lakes - Jackie Robinson West LL - Chicago, Illinois
Mid-Atlantic - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Midwest - Canyon Lake LL - Rapid City, South Dakota
New England - Cumberland American LL - Cumberland, Rhode Island
Northwest - Lynnwood Pacific LL - Lynnwood, Washington
Southeast - South Nashville LL - Nashville, Tennessee
Southwest - Pearland East LL - Pearland, Texas
West - Mountain Ridge LL - Las Vegas, Nevada
Asia-Pacific - Seoul LL - Seoul, South Korea
Australia - Perth Metro North LL - Perth, Australia
Canada - South Vancouver LL - Vancouver, British Columbia
Caribbean - Miguel Luzunaris LL - Humacao, Puerto Rico
Europe-Africa - South Moravia LL - Brno, Czech Republic
Japan - Tokyo Kitasuna LL - Tokyo, Japan
Latin America - Coquivacoa LL - Maracaibo, Venezuela
Mexico - Guadalupe Linda Vista LL - Guadalupe, Nuevo León
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, 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 are allowed! For more information on The Grove, click here.
To see a slideshow of photos from the 2013 LLWS games, click here.
See the video above for the tour that last year’s LLWS winners were taken on after their big win.
To see a complete schedule of all of the 2013 Little League World Series games, click here.
To read about, see photos and watch a recap video about the 2012 LLWS games, click here.
To read about the 2011 LLWS games, click here. To see a slideshow of photos from those 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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