Wednesday, four undefeated teams will play each other at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In a highly anticipated LLWS game, the two US powerhouse teams California and Connecticut will play each other at 6 p.m. EST.
Both teams are the only US teams left with an undefeated standing (2-0) at the 2013 LLWS. The Eastlake Chula Vista, California team has some big hitters on the team and they have already broken some records at the 2013 LLWS games. Their offense has been incredible so far during this series.
To see a slideshow of photos of the 2013 LLWS games, click here.
California’s Grant Holman hit a grand slam in the final inning of the game against Delaware. He also pitched a no-hitter against Michigan on Friday. California’s Jake Espinoza, Micah Pietila-Wiggs, Michael Gaines also hit home runs during the game against Delaware. Final score was 15-3 and the game ended early with the 10-run rule.
The Westport, Connecticut team defeated the Washington team on Sunday 9-7 and defeated Tennessee on opening day 3-2. Connecticut hasn’t had any home runs, but has built two steady games on base hits and doubles. The players can consistently get on base and stay there. See the video above for hi-lights from the Washington and Connecticut game.
Mexico and Japan are both 2-0 and are the only international teams left at the LLWS games that are undefeated. They will play each other at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. To see more about that game, click here.
To read about the rest of the games played on Tuesday, click here.
Four 2-0 teams are left in the 2013 LLWS: Mexico, Japan, California and Connecticut. These teams will play each other Wednesday.
Sunday, Mexico shut-out the Panama team 13-0 and the game ended at the end of the 4th inning because of the 10-run rule. Mexico is quickly becoming one of the powerhouse teams this year. For more about Mexico’s game, click here.
Saturday, Tennessee defeated and knocked Corpus Christi, Texas out of the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball. Tennessee also had a grand slam during the game…a rarity at the LLWS. For more information on that game, click here.
Schedule of games for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the LLWS (EST):
- Mexico vs. Japan – 4 p.m.
- Connecticut vs. California – 8 p.m.
The 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) games will continue through Sunday, August 25 when the final championship game will be played. To see the full schedule of the 2013 LLWS teams, click here.
This is the 67th annual Little League Baseball World Series 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, ESPN and Associated Press