The New England Regional Finals of the 2014 Little League World Series is here, as Connecticut (Fairfield) battles Rhode Island (Cumberland) in a game that will be televised on ESPN (TV schedule) and streaming live on WatchESPN with English and Spanish (en vivo) commentary/audio. According to an Aug. 7 CT Post report, first pitch for Game 29 of the LLWS 2014 is scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern Time from Giamatti Little League Center in Bristol, Conn.
For Fairfield, Conn., this team is coming off a very impressive performance in their semifinal game against Massachusetts on Thursday. Behind stellar pitching and timely hitting, the top-seeded squad cruised to a 9-0 victory to earn a spot in the New England Regional Finals.
For Cumberland, R.I., runs were certainly not at a premium in their semifinal clash against Maine two days ago. Currently ranked as the second-seed in the region, this team came away on the wining end of a barnburner, earning a spot in the finale to the tune of 13-4.
As reported by The Courant on Aug. 8, the winner of this TV and live stream encounter will earn a spot in this year’s 2014 Little League World Series, which begins Aug. 14 in Williamsport, Penn. For the Fairfield American Little League team, this year’s group will be trying to become the third straight Fairfield county squad to qualify for the big tournament.
“We want to have fun, right, our objective here all week was to lead the tournament in fun,” said Fairfield manager Mike Steed. “They’re great kids, they get along great ... We have our routine, we have our work that we get in, these guys are great at putting their work together but we’re also here to have fun and enjoy ourselves. We’re looking forward to the game, we think it’ll be a lot of fun with those guys.”
LLWS 2014 baseball fans simply cannot afford to miss what will be a great battle of the top two seeds in the New England Regional bracket. Tune to big ESPN (DirecTV 206) at 7 p.m. ET to watch it live on your TV sets, or simply click on the link provided above to launch the free online live stream, which is available with English and Spanish (en vivo) commentary/audio.