With LLWS 2013 live stream and televised games concluding on Sunday, the grand finale will be witnessed by thousands of fans live in attendance, and many more watching at home. After the conclusion of a Little League live stream of Westport, Conn. vs. Mexico for third place, the finals matchup on TV will pit Chula Vista, Calif. vs. Japan for the championship. Viewers will be able to watch the game on television thanks to ABC.
In an Aug. 24 report from Huffington Post, they noted that California defeated Westport, Conn. by a final of 12-1, thanks to Nick Mora allowing just two hits from the New England team. Mora also added three-run homer to add to his team's total score. Westport had advanced to the U.S. Championship game after making an amazing comeback against Sammamish, Wash. in extra innings 14-13, just a night before. The game had been postponed due to rain and moved from Thursday to Friday.
Chula Vista will now play last year's championship nation, Japan. Japan advanced to the finals for their second straight year with a 3-2 victory over rival team Mexico on Saturday to win the International Championship. Both the West and Japan are undefeated in this year's LLWS tournament, making for a compelling matchup between the two squads. Should Chula Vista win today, it will make the second Little League Baseball championship won by the city since 2009. Should Japan win, it will be the country's third title in the past four seasons.
Prior to the grand finale game, Westport, Conn. and Mexico had a scheduled game for third place. As of the latest reports, the LLWS scores show that Mexico was leading 14-11 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Today's Chula Vista vs. Japan finals matchup gets started at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Televised coverage will be available on ABC and local affiliate stations around the country. There's no live stream coverage listed for WatchESPN/ESPN3 for this game as of this report, although there are live score updates at ESPN and the Little League website for those who want to follow online.