Friday, Washington and Connecticut played each other at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Westport, Connecticut defeated the Sammamish, Washington team in a close game 14-13. The game was tied in the sixth, and was won in the bottom of the seventh inning. This was the second time this week that these two teams played each other and the second time Connecticut won.
Connecticut now has a place in the US Championship game on Saturday and will play the Chula Vista, California team for that title. This will be the second time during these LLWS games that these two teams will play each other. Chula Vista won the game the first time.
To see a slideshow of photos from the 2013 LLWS games, click here.
The international championship game scheduled for Saturday will include Mexico and Japan who will play each other for that title. These two teams have already played each other once this week and Japan won that game 5-2. Mexico can’t be counted out just yet. During their first two games at this LLWS, they did not allow a run to be scored and they won both games with the 10-run rule.
Schedule of games for Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the LLWS (EST):
- Mexico vs. Japan –12:30 p.m.
- California vs. Connecticut 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, the four undefeated teams played and two teams went straight to the board for the international and US championship games that will be played Saturday. To read more about those games, click here.
The 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) final championship game will be played on Sunday, August 25, 2013 and will include the two winners from Saturday's game. This is the 67th annual Little League World Series of Baseball and each year the LLWS games are played in South Williamsport, Pa. All of the games will be shown on ESPN. To see a complete schedule of all of the 2013 Little League World Series games, click here.
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, 2013).
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.
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 25.
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.
To read about, see photos and watch a recap video about the 2012 LLWS 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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Source: LLWS.org and ESPN