Little League Extra

Australia earns a moral victory in loss

The Hills Little Leaguers nearly beat a team to beat.So this nation, in its fourth year as a Little League World Series region, wasn't downcast after losing 3-2 to Aguadulce, Panama, on Monday in a winners' bracket game at Volunteer Stadium.Tying the game in the top of the sixth inning only to ...

An 11-run seventh inning sparks Kentucky to a win

A closer look at the Kentucky 14-4, seven-inning win over Iowa, Monday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Isaiah Head's seventh-inning double - Kentucky had struggled to deliver big and/or timely hits all night, but Head led off the seventh with a double into the left-center field gap and ...

Goodlettsville and Bowling Green share common bonds

Leave Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and head north. Just 35 minutes later one reaches Bowling Green, Kentucky.That is all the separates two of the country's best Little League teams.Goodlettsville and Bowling Green represent different states and different regions, but it is rare that two U.S. ...

Family Vacation: Monday

They're here from Tokyo to Tennessee, from Endwell, New York, to the ends of the earth. Little League Baseball World Series parents gave up a lot to be here, and they hope to bring even more back home.FAMILY MEMBERS HERE: Maldonado: Just my husband and myself. Medina: My husband, who is a ...

Rain on Sunday rearranges LLWS schedule

Little League rescheduled all of its Little League World Series Sunday games for today due to inclement weather. Officials initially delayed only the 11 a.m. game between Sydney, Australia, and Aguadulce, Panama, and then at 3 declared that all games would be pushed back."Due to extremely poor ...

Family atmosphere key for Mid-Atlantic champs

They are teammates now, but a few months ago Jude Abbadessa and Conner Rush were opponents. The Mid-Atlantic Region champ Maine-Endwell Little Leaguers played on different regular-season teams, but really approached their games the same way they do as teammates.It still was a fun experience. ...

Anything possible at LLWS

Australia vs. Canada for the International title?Iowa playing for the United States title?Japan in a crossover consolation game?If the first three days of this Little League World Series proved anything, it proved just about anything is possible.Put more than 200 11 and 12-year-olds on the ...

Johnston, Iowa, Little Leaguers dream big

Johnston, Iowa, Little Leaguers are living a dream competing at the Little League Baseball World Series.Still, they are not content. They continue dreaming. While this team has made Little League history, becoming the first Johnston team to reach the Series, it some day envisions helping ...

Former Full House star visits LLWS

The Little League World Series was rained out Sunday and although the games pick up today, star Candace Cameron Bure, who stars in "Fuller House," missed out on her chance to throw the first pitch of the day.Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner in the TV series "Full House," arrived at Little ...

LLWS Notebook: Lizarraga came through when needed

Chula Vista, California, did not panic after losing its first Little League Baseball World Series game.The West champions knew who was pitching their next game. They knew their horse would come through. When times are tough Victor Lizarraga helps California pull on through.He did it again ...

Pin of the Day: Sunday

Pin trading is a Little League Baseball World Series tradition right along with cardboard sleds and the fourth-inning stretch. Here is a closer look at one of those pins:OWNER: Andrew Jabbour, 13.HOMETOWN: Loyalsock Township.FAVORITE PIN: The Batmobile.WHAT I'D TRADE IT FOR: I probably wouldn't ...

Work ethic propels Rhode Island

Several Warwick, Rhode Island, players began their baseball journeys together. They first competed together playing T-ball and soon started dreaming big.Now those Warwick North Little Leaguers are living the dream.New England Region champ Warwick is playing at the Little League Baseball World ...

Curacao gives Japan a rare early Series exit

Tokyo, Japan, players and coaches cried after their 0-2 start, eliminating them from the Little League World Series.Caribbean Region champ Willemstad, Curacao, coach Pursy Geertruida also cried after the game. His team won 2-1 to advance Saturday through the consolation round."For me, I'm glad, ...

Obee has made great strides

Casual fans who attended last year's Little League Baseball World Series and have returned might not realize they are looking at the same player.A year ago, Great Lakes Region champ Bowling Green, Kentucky, shortstop Devin Obee stood 5-foot-4 and weighed 140 pounds. He also played right field ...

California is strong in all phases

A closer look at the 5-0 win by West Region champion Chula Vista, California, over Southwest champ San Antonio, Texas, Saturday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Ali Camarillo's leadoff triple. Just one pitch into the game, Camarillo set the tone and showed that California was over its ...

Player’s mom inspires Iowa team

As Jen Garcia conducted a television interview Friday, her son, JT, crushed a Little League World Series home run, helping Midwest titlist Johnston, Iowa, stun West champ Chula Vista, California, 5-1. Garcia jumped high into the air and celebrated a huge thrill.JT feels that way whenever he ...

Family Vacation: Saturday

They're here from Tokyo to Tennessee, from Endwell, New York, to the ends of the earth. Little League World Series parents gave up a lot to be here, and they hope to bring even more back home.FAMILY MEMBERS HERE: Kelly Rava, of Pittston, and at least 50 others - some even came up from ...

Curacao knocks out Japan

A closer look at the 2-1 win by Europe-Africa Region champion Willemstad, Curacao, over Tokyo, Japan, Saturday at Volunteer Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Nair Jamanika's bases-loaded walk pushed home Egory Manuela for the game-winning run.JAPAN PLAYER OF THE GAME: So Hirao, whose pinch-hit home run ...

Pin of the Day: Saturday

Pin trading is a Little League Baseball World Series tradition right along with cardboard sleds and the fourth-inning stretch. Here is a closer look at one of those pins:OWNER: Keanu Singh, 13.HOMETOWN: Loyalsock Township.FAVORITE PIN: The South Williamsport team's pin from last year.WHAT I'D ...

Oregon recalls contributions of late league president

Jason Heffner basically was Bend North Little League. The former league president lived and breathed the league, devoting countless hours while ensuring the players were provided valuable and fun learning experiences.Heffner died earlier this year of pancreatic cancer, but you better believe he ...