Japan started the game with one run in the first inning and by the bottom of the third, the game was tied 2-2. In the bottom of the third inning, Mexico had an opportunity to score after a fly ball was caught way out in right field with a player on third, but the player on third chose not to run; much to the dismay of his coach and the other players on the Mexico team. Japan hit a home run in the top of the third and Mexico did not score again. Final score 3-2 Japan.
To see a slideshow of photos from the 2013 LLWS games, click here.
The US championship game is scheduled for later today when Chula Vista, California and Westport, Connecticut will compete for that title. The winner of this game will today will move on to play Japan in the LLWS final game tomorrow. California played the Connecticut team on Wednesday and lost that game, and now Connecticut has something to prove. To read about Wednesday’s game, click here.
Mexico and Japan played each other Wednesday when Mexico lost to Japan. The Japan team has practiced more than any other team at this LLWS, but Mexico has a powerhouse team of hitters and has won two games at this LLWS by the 10-run rule. For more about Wednesday’s Mexico vs. Japan game, click here.
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. For more on that game, click here.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 LLWS game shown on ABC (EST):
California vs. Connecticut 3:30 p.m.
This is the 67th 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 25.
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 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 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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Source: LLWS.org and ESPN