First pitch for the United States Bracket Final 2013 is slated for 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. PST) and it'll also be streaming live ESPN's Live Stream. This will be a battle of two teams that have taken contrasting paths to get to where they are today.
For (3-0) Chula Vista, Calif., this team has certainly lived up to the hype coming into this summer's tournament favorites in the (LLWS 2013) USA Bracket.
First, ultra-talented RHP/SS Grant Holman set the tone for the Golden State, tossing a no-hitter in the first game of bracket play over Michigan.
They followed that effort by showing that high-quality pitching isn't the only strength last year's USA (Bracket) runners-up possess. Calif., scored 15 runs against Delaware before posting a 15-spot versus Westport.
Thus, they come into today's game averaging 8 runs per game, which ranks second among the four remaining teams in this year's Little League Baseball tourney through three games.
Standing in Chula Vista's way is a team that's needed every strike of every at-bat just to reach the USA Bracket Finals for the first time in 24 years.
In Friday's make-up game, Westport, Conn., fell behind by as many as seven runs before pulling off the greatest comeback win of the summer.
After a 10-run inning that forced extras, Westport's Chad Knight delivered the dagger with two-strikes and two-outs.
Tied at 13-all, the pitcher/infielder delivered a walk-off base hit that sent Lamade Stadium into a frenzy and Conn., into the USA's Bracket Finals for the first time since 1989.
Need a way to catch up on the LLWS 2013? Here's everything you need to prepare for today's Bracket Finals and tomorrow's LLWS 2013 Championship Game: