The greatest younger baseball gamers on the earth sq. off over the following 10 days because the 2019 Little League World Series will get underway in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Eight U.S. groups and eight worldwide sides will battle it out on separate sides of the draw to earn the proper to play for the championship sport on August 25.
The Caribbean staff and Australia get the ball rolling on Thursday, August 15 p.m. with the primary sport of the opening spherical.
Honolulu is the defending champion after outscoring the competitors 24-7 final yr on its approach to beating South Korea 3-0 within the championship sport.
Here’s all the pieces you might want to know to maintain up with the motion.
Sixteen groups participate within the match, equally break up between groups from the U.S. and eight groups from the world over.
The U.S. groups characterize New England, the Midwest, the Southeast and Southwest areas in addition to the Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and the West.
The worldwide groups, in the meantime, embody representatives for the Europe-Africa space, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific, whereas Japan, Mexico, Canada and Australia have one staff every.
Here’s the whole listing of individuals.
United States Teams
The Little League World Series follows a double-elimination format, with American groups competing in a single bracket and the rest-of-the-world groups competing within the different.
On August 24, the highest two sides within the U.S. bracket and on the worldwide aspect of the draw face one another with their respective titles at stakes. The two winners will then sq. off within the championship sport a day later.
Every sport within the match will probably be broadcast throughout ESPN channels or ABC. The latter will broadcast the American and worldwide finals in addition to the championship sport.
All the motion will probably be out there on-line by way of ESPN’s digital platforms by way of ESPN digital platforms Watch ESPN and ESPN+ and ABC’s web site for video games carried by the broadcaster.
Thursday, August 15
Friday, August 16
Honolulu gained the Little League World Series final yr, however bookmakers anticipate one of many worldwide groups to assert the title this yr. Odds on a global aspect to win the title are 63/100 (-160 in moneyline phrases), whereas odds on one of many U.S. groups to win are 6/5.