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Louisiana wins 1st LLWS championship

River Ridge, Louisiana, players never said much as they kept winning and beating the best teams the world could offer. But one by one they kept checking off goals. A state championship, becoming the first New Orleans team to ever reach the Little League World Series, winning a U.S. title. Fun ...

Frazier never had doubt after opening loss at LLWS

Scott Frazier had no contingency plan if his River Ridge, Louisiana, team lost its first game of the Little League World Series. That’s not how he thinks. It’s not how he wants his players to think. So his only contingency plan heading into an opening-round game against presumed World ...

United States LLWS all-star team

(Stats through Saturday's games) C-J.R. Rosado, New Jersey: Whether on the mound, behind the plate or in the batter's box, Rosado made a strong impact at the Series. A talented catcher with a big arm, Rosado hit .364 in four games and reached base in each game. He compiled a .462 on-base ...

Japan finishes as 3rd best team at LLWS

A closer look at Chofu Little League of Chofu City, Japan’s 5-0 win over Central East Maui Little League of Wailuku, Hawaii, at Lamade Stadium on Sunday in the third-place consolation game. PLAY OF THE GAME: Hawaii’s sixth inning — With the bases loaded and no outs, Duke Aloy stepped ...

Venezuela is named Jack Losch Sportsmanship Award recipients

Based on their incredible display of sportsmanship throughout the Little League World Series, Cacique Mara Little League from Maracaibo, Venezuela, was named the recipient of the 2019 Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award. “Throughout the entire World ...

Louisiana appears in 1st LLWS title game after beating Hawaii

When Jeffrey Curtis slammed a 1-0 pitch toward center field, it sounded like a home run. Curtis settled for a pinch-hit double that rocketed off the wall. As consolation prizes go, this one was pretty awesome. Curtis did not hit a home run, but he opened the door and his teammates soon ...

Curacao in 1st championship game since 2005

For a moment Saturday, the fans at Lamade Stadium collectively held their breath. The answer to the “will it or won’t it be caught” question seemed to take an eternity as the baseball hurtled through the unseasonably cool August air. Curacao’s Keven Rosina glided into the frame and ...

LLWS is a unique event that ESPN loves to be at

When asked what their favorite moment of this Little League World Series has been so far, ESPN broadcasters Julie Foudy and Karl Ravech paused for a second to think. That’s when David Ross, sitting in the makeup chair in their ESPN trailer, spoke up. He didn’t hesitate to say that his ...

A look at the Challenger Game

The Little League Challenger Division was founded in 1989, and is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. This year’s teams that were chosen to play this exhibition game at the Little League World Series are the District 12 ...

Japan, Curacao both looking to get to World Series final

Consider this year a redemption year for Chofu City, Japan. The team hasn’t forgotten what happened when its league got here in 2016. This is the chance Chofu Little League wanted to win a championship. The league qualified for 2016 as the Japan champions, but had an early exit from the ...

Central Maui East LL game vs. last year’s champs has paid off

The Central Maui East Little Leaguers did more than just cheer on Honolulu as it captured last year’s Little League World Series championship. They also once competed against those players. And that contest did not go well. Honolulu won those games, but that experience and Honolulu’s ...

Foudy enjoys time covering LLWS

Julie Foudy mentioned how she’s covered Women’s World Cup games, the Olympic Games and even the Special Olympics. She’s interviewed more people than she can probably remember. But for Foudy, her favorite thing to cover? The Little League World Series and it isn’t even close. “People ...

Louque authors no-hitter as Louisiana tops Virginia

Pitcher Marshall Louque was untouchable. Utilizing a swing that might make Mike Trout blush. Reece Roussel looked invincible. Their teammates looked mighty strong, too. Put all that together and River Ridge, Louisiana, easily became one of the country’s top two teams. Louque threw a ...

Graziano earns W. Howard Hartman Award

Celebrating his 40th Little League World Series, longtime volunteer and dedicated Little League World Series press box announcer Paul Graziano will have one more honor to add this year as he was named the 2019 W. Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award recipient on Tuesday. “It is my ...

Australia, Minnesota play at Original League

There were no ESPN cameras or giant video board in the outfield. The crowd of thousands was replaced by a small crowd of less than 100. Dugout wasn’t around to dance with the kids between innings either. Two Little League World Series participants were playing — the Midwest champions from ...

Baseball journey has brought Hawaii coaches to Williamsport

Brad Lung, Branden Arakawa and Randy Nakashima began their baseball journeys together as kids playing Little League Baseball. They basically have stayed together ever since. And now their collective ride has reached its ultimate destination. Lung, Arakawa and Nakashima are coaching the ...

After meeting at regionals, New Jersey, Rhode Island game was meant to be

Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Barrington, Rhode Island, players bunked together at their respective Regional Tournaments. They bussed together to the Little League World Series. It seemed fitting, then, last Tuesday, they joined together one last time. This time both teams shared the field at ...

Eastbank LL looking mighty tough in Louisiana

When the Eastbank Little League opened six years ago, Lake Charles and Lafayette, Louisiana already had made six combined Little League World Series appearances. Those two leagues set the standard. They were the ones other leagues hoped to emulate. Nearly every season the state championship ...

Virginia’s Lee has been part of 2 no-hitters at Series

Justin Lee turned the Southeast Regional Tournament into quite a personal highlight reel. Whether hitting or pitching, Lee was a force who hit five home runs, went 2-0 with a 0.58 ERA and helped South Riding, Virginia reach the Little League World Series for the first time. Following that ...