Wednesday, four undefeated teams played each other at the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The four undefeated team went face to face and first up was Mexico and Japan followed by California and Connecticut. The winners of today’s games go immediately to Saturday’s international and US championship games. The losers play two other teams tomorrow for another shot at the championship games.
LLWS scores for Wednesday, August 21, 2013:
- Japan defeated Mexico 5-3
- California defeated Connecticut 6-3
To see a slideshow of photos from the 2013 LLWS games, click here.
The California vs Connecticut game was tied in the sixth inning and ended in overtime in the ninth inning. California's Grant Holman scored a 3-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to win the game.
Japan is now undefeated at 3-0 and they have immediately moved to the International Championship game on Saturday. California will immediately move to the US Championship game on Saturday. The winners of those two games will move to the final 2013 LLWS championship game on Sunday. Friday is a scheduled rain day at the LLWS.
Tuesday, the Panama and Chinese Taipei played an elimination game, and both teams seemed desperate to win. The game remained close until the very end when an unexpected upset occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning. To read about that game and to see the video of hi-lights for that game, click here.
To read about the rest of the games played Tuesday, 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 Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the LLWS (EST):
- Mexico vs. Panama – 4 p.m.
- Connecticut vs. Washington – 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 and ESPN