Intermediate World Series to Return to Livermore in 2017

Dated Nov. 15, 2016

The official dates for the 2017 Little League® World Series Tournaments were approved on Friday, Nov. 11, at the annual fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors.

“I am pleased to announce the Board of Directors has approved the schedule for our seven World Series tournaments in 2017,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We look forward to another exciting season of Little League Baseball and Softball around the world with the culmination of the year celebrated at the International Tournament in July and August. These tournaments spotlight the hard work and dedication of our players, parents, and volunteers that can be found in thousands of communities throughout the year.”

RELATED: Little League® World Series Historical Results

The final phase of the 2017 International Tournament schedule begins on July 30 with four of the seven tournaments kicking off action, starting with the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Senior League Baseball World Series, as well as the Junior League and Senior League Softball World Series. On August 9, the Little League Softball® World Series opens up, and just four days later, on August 13, the Junior League Baseball World Series begins. As it does every year, the tournament schedule will conclude with the Little League Baseball® World Series from August 17-27 in South Williamsport, Pa.

Over the course of 29 days, approximately 935 Little Leaguers® ages 10 to 16 from 78 different baseball and softball teams around the world will compete to determine the seven World Series champions for 2017. Learn more about the historical results of previous Little League World Series Tournaments.

 

2017 Little League World Series Schedule (subject to change):

Little League Baseball® World Series (August 17-27, 2017)

 

• Eligible Age: 10-11-12 year olds
• Location: South Williamsport, Pa. (Volunteer Stadium & Howard J. Lamade Stadium)
• History: 59th Season in South Williamsport; 71st Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Mid-Atlantic Region – Maine-Endwell Little League (Endwell, N.Y.)

Intermediate League (50/70) Baseball World Series (July 30 – August 6, 2017)

 

• Eligible Age: 11-12-13 year olds
• Location: Livermore, Calif. (Max Baer Park)
• History: 5th Season in Livermore; 5th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: West Region – Central East Maui (Hawaii) Little League

Junior League Baseball World Series (August 13-20, 2017)

 

• Eligible Age: 13-14 year olds
• Location: Taylor, Mich. (Heritage Park)
• History: 37th Season in Taylor; 37th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Asia-Pacific Region – Shing-Ming Junior Little League (Chinese Taipei)

Senior League Baseball World Series (July 30 – August 5, 2017)

 

• Eligible Age: 13-14-15-16 year olds
• Location: Easley, S.C. (Easley Recreation Complex)
• History: 1st Season in Easley; 57th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Central Region – Clear Ridge (Ill.) Little League

Little League Softball® World Series (August 9-16, 2017)

 

• Eligible Age: 10-11-12 year olds
• Location: Portland, Ore. (Alpenrose Stadium)
• History: 24th Season in Portland; 44th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Southwest Region – Greater Helotes (Texas) Little League

Junior League Softball World Series (July 30 – August 5, 2017)

 

• Eligible Age: 12-13-14 year olds
• Location: Kirkland, Wash. (Everest Park)
• History: 19th Season in Kirkland; 19th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Latin America Region – ASOFEM Little League (Puerto Rico)

Senior League Softball World Series (July 30 – August 6, 2017)

 

• Eligible Age: 13-14-15-16 year olds
• Location: Lower Sussex, Del. (Lower Sussex Little League Complex)
• History: 17th Season in Lower Sussex; 42nd Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Southeast Region – Cape Coral (Fla.) Little League

 


Day 6 Recap: South Korea and Hawaii win; advance to World Championship game on Sunday

Saturday August 6th, 2016

After a day off on Friday, two highly anticipated rematches were on slate for Saturday.

In the International Championship game at 1pm, Curacao got another chance to knock off the undefeated team and defending champions from South Korea. The first game was extremely tight, and Curacao eventually fell by a score of 4-3. In the rematch, South Korea jumped out early and never looked back, beating Curacao by a final score of 14-0.

Ten of the twelve batters for South Korea had at least one hit on the day, and Yong Bin Lee led the way going 4-4 with 2 RBIs. Three different pitchers shutout Curacao, led by Jaeyoung Song who pitched 3 1/3 innings with 7 strikeouts.

The US Championship game was a rematch of Hawaii and Florida, who earlier in the week played arguably the most exciting game of the tournament thus far. The game eventually ended on a walk-off sacrifice by Florida in the bottom of the 9th, some 3 hours and 30 minutes after the game started. This time Hawaii would not let the lead slip away like they had done in the first matchup.

After Hawaii scored two runs in the third inning, Florida answered right back in the bottom of the inning with 2 of its own. The same thing happened in the fourth inning, with each team scoring one run. Hawaii then got one run across in the sixth, and another one in the seventh for some added security.

Dawson Tokishi went 2-3, and his home run in the seventh inning gave the Hawaii team a two run lead going into the bottom of the inning. Isaiah Souza and Kamaha’o Ching held the Florida squad to 8 hits and 2 earned runs.

South Korea and Hawaii will face off for the 2016 Intermediate World Series at 5:30pm PST Sunday August 7th.


Day 5 Recap: Canada and New Jersey win; Curacao and Hawaii advance to Saturday

August 4th, 2016

On another beautiful California day, we had two consolation games in the morning, followed by two elimination games.

At the early 9am game, New Jersey got their first win of the tournament over the Czech Republic team by a score of 13-2. Carlos Serrano, Johnathan Arce, Mekhi Sanchez, Michael Santiago each had three hits for the New Jersey team, while both Johnathan Arce and Michael Santiago hit home runs. Five different pitchers held the Czech team to 7 hits and only one earned run.

In the noon game, Alberta, Canada got their second win of the tournament with a 6-5 win over the squad from Houston, Texas. Canada only had six hits, but was helped by 8 walks issued by the Texas pitchers. Ty Weavers led the offense, going 3-3 with a home run and double. On the mound, Seth Gurr and Josh Kabayama combined to limit Texas to only two hits.

At the 3pm game, Curacao faced Puerto Rico in an elimination game. Curacao broke open a 1-0 game with 4 runs in the fourth and another 3 runs in the sixth to eliminate Puerto Rico by a final score of 8-1. Je-andrick Lourens led the offense with a home run, 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Klevert Martina and Dionlix Ortela also had two hits. On the mound, Je-andrick Lourens pitched 6 1/3 innings, yielding only 4 hits and no earned runs.

In the late game, the host CA District 57 team from Danville was looking to advance to the US Championship game for the first time at this World Series. However, they ran into a very talented team from Hawaii, and ultimately lost 10-0. Hawaii had 13 hits for the game, led by Haku Dudoit’s 4-4 effort with 3 runs scored, as well as Dawson Tokishi’s 2-hit, 5 RBI performance. On the mound, Tiger Caulford and Jarrett Harper combined on a dominating one-hitter.

Curacao will face South Korea in the International Championship game on Saturday August 6th at 1pm PST
Hawaii will face Florida in the US Championship game on Saturday August 6th at 5pm PST


Day 4 Recap: Curacao and Hawaii stay alive, while South Korea and Florida advance to semi-finals

August 3rd, 2016

On another perfect Livermore day, we had two elimination games as well as two games pairing undefeated teams

In the 9am game, Curacao matched up with Canada, with the winner staying alive while the loser was to be eliminated.  Curacao scored 3 runs in each of the first 3 innings and beat Canada 10-7. Merilon Wolff was 1-2 at the plate with a home run, and Raysel Servinus pitched 5 2/3 innings to get the win.

Curacao will face Puerto Rico on Thursday at 3pm with the winner advancing to the International Championship game on Saturday.


In the noon game, Hawaii scored 5 runs in the fifth to cruise to a 11-1 win over Indiana, winning their second straight game in the elimination bracket. Haku Dudoit went 4-4 with 2 doubles and 4 runs scored, and Lee Souza dominated on the mound, pitching a complete game shutout, giving up only 3 hits.

Hawaii will try to make it three in a row Thursday at 6pm against the Host CA District 57 Tassajara Valley team.


Two undefeated teams squared off in our 3pm game, and South Korea exploded for 9 runs in the last three innings to break open a tight game and beat Puerto Rico 12-2 to advance to the International Championship Game on Saturday at 1pm.
Han Lee led the offense was 2-2 with a home run, 3 walks and 3 runs scored. Minjoon Cho was 3-4 with a run scored.

Puerto Rico will play Curacao Thursday at 3pm, where a win would earn them a rematch with South Korea on Saturday


In the final game of the day, Florida used a 2-run homer by Matthew Binder in the second inning to beat the previously unbeaten host CA District 57 team 2-0. Florida displayed dominant pitching and defense led by “Sugaa” Kane Piccininni (3 2/3 inning, 6 K’s, 0 hits) and Vince Gallo (1-3 at the plate, 1 IP and caught as well).

Florida advances to the US Championship Game at 5pm Saturday.
Host CA District 57 will play Thursday at 6pm against Hawaii, with the winner advancing to play with Florida on Saturday.


Day 3 Roundup: Canada, Indiana, and Hawaii win Elimination games to stay alive

August 2nd, 2016

On another warm California summer day, we had our first three elimination games of the tournament

The noon game was the first elimination game, pitting Alberta Canada against the Czech Republic.  Alberta scored runs in six different innings on their way to a 10-4 win. They were led by Brayden Peters, who was 2-3 with a double and home run, and Ty Weavers, who went 4-4 with 2 runs scored. On the mound, Dawson Leroux pitched 4 1/3 innings, striking out 8 and yielding only 1 run.

Canada will face Curacao in another elimination game at 9am PST Wednesday

In the second game of the day, Bedford, Indiana scored 5 runs in the first and held off Vineland, New Jersey to win by a score of 8-5. Braydon Brown hit a 2-run homer in the fourth, and Whitt Calahan went 2-4 with a double to power the offense. Brayden and Whitt also combine to pitch all seven innings, limited New Jersey to three earned runs.

Bedford will face Hawaii at noon on Wednesday in another elimination game.

In the third and last elimination game of the day, Maui, Hawaii exploded for 8 runs in the third inning on their way to a 14-4 win over Houston, Texas to stay alive in the Intermediate World Series. Kamaha’o Ching hit his first ever walk-off home run, capping off a 2-3 effort at the plate, and Isiah Kekahuna Hernandez pitched 6 strong, gutty innings while also helping himself out at the plate by going 1-3 with 2 RBI’s.

Hawaii plays Indiana in another elimination game Wednesday, August 3rd at noon PST.


Day 2 Complete: South Korea, Florida, and Host Danville CA win

August 1st, 2016

Another nice, warm day brought us three extremely played and very competitive games in the second day and winner’s bracket of the Intermediate World Series.

In a very well played and exciting game, Seoul, South Korea took the lead in the 4th, then watched as Curacao scored two in the top of the seventh and had the tying run on third base before South Korea got the final out to win 4-3. Dongwook Yuk and Kyumin Kim combined for 14 strikeouts for South Korea, and they made the most of just 4 hits to score their 4 runs.

In the longest (9 innings, 3:34) game in Intermediate World Series history, DJ Glascow’s walk-off sacrifice fly ended the game and gave the Parkland, Florida team a 5-4 win over Hawaii. Matthew Binder went 3-4 to lead the offense, and Cam Little had a key sacrifice bunt on a 1-1 count in the win. Six different pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts and allowed only 7 hits, and Jake Wurms made two fantastic catches in CF

In the late game, for the second time in Intermediate World Series history, the host CA District 57 team has started 2-0, as Danville, CA beat Bedford, Indiana 8-5. Tassajara Valley rode the arm of Grayson Coons, who pitched 3 2/3 innings, striking out 9 and yielding only 1 earned run. Brian Duroff was the offensive star of the game, going 2-3 with a go-ahead 2 run homer in the 5th. Geoffrey Kennedy also went 3-3 with a double and 4 runs scored.


Day 1 Complete: Puerto Rico, Curacao, Southeast and Host Danville Win

July 31, 2016

On a beautiful, warm Sunday, the 2016 Intermediate World Series kicked off with 4 games at Max Baer Park in Livermore CA.

In Game #1 at 9am PST, Guayama, Puerto Rico held off a late push by Alberta, Canada to win by a score of 6-4.
Manager Emanuel Rodriguez admitted to feeling a little nervous, understandably so as Canada got the tying run to second base in the 7th inning, but a ground ball ended the threat and the game.  Jose Vasquez had an excellent game pitching, going 4 1/3 and striking out 10, while Angel Silva paced the offense going 2-3 with a home run, and Jean Rodriguez 1-1 with a double and run scored.

Willemstad, Curacao (Latin America) won Game 2 of the Intermediate World Series by a score of 11-0 over Born, Czech Republic (Europe-Africa). Merilon Wolff was dominant on the mound, pitching 4 1/3 innings, striking out 5 while not allowing any hits or runs. The offense was led by Girvin Finch, who went 3-4 with 3 doubles.

In Game #3, Matthew Binder hit a 2-run home run in the top of the 7th to break open a tight game and lead Parkland, Florida (Southeast) to a 5-1 win over Vineland, New Jersey (east). Five pitchers held Vineland to just 5 hits and one unearned run. Bori Lenard’s had an infield single in the 5th and eventually came around to score to give Florida their first run.

And in the nightcap, the Host CA District 57 team from Danville, CA beat the team from Houston, Texas (Southeast) by a score of 5-3.  Kyle Ecker was the star for Tassajara Valley Little League, pitching 5 innings of 2-hit ball and striking out 8.  At the plate, Kyle had a key 2-run single in the 4th inning that ultimately proved to be the difference.  Geoffrey Kennedy went 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI’s.


Opening Ceremony set for Saturday July 30, 4pm; Celebration from 12-4pm

This year, the Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Intermediate World Series will take place at 4pm, Saturday July 30th at Max Baer 1 park.

Prior to the Opening Ceremonies, from noon to 4pm that day we will have an Opening Day Celebration at Max Baer,

Kids will be able to enjoy free games, prizes, the human hampster ball, a hit-a-thon, and of course prizes.

We hope everyone comes out to enjoy a great time and meet the players from around the world that will be competing for the 2016 Intermediate World Championship.


Teams set for 2016 Intermediate World Series set to begin July 31st

With the completion of the Central Regional on July 28th, we now have a complete field of teams for the 2016 Intermediate World Series, which will take place from July 31st through August 7th.  The teams that won their tournaments and qualified for the tournament are:

International Bracket

Asia-Pacific:  West Seoul Little League, Seoul, South Korea

Canada:  Southwest Little League, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

Europe-Africa:  South Czech Republic Little league, Brno, Czech Republic

Latin America:  Pabao Little League, Willemdtad, Curacao

Puerto Rico:  Pequenas Liga Radames Lopez, Guayama, Puerto Rico

 

US Bracket

CA District 57:  Tassajara Little League, Danville, California

Central:  Bedford Little League, Bedford, Indiana

East: N/S Vineland/Millville Am Little Leagues, Vineland, New Jersey

Southeast:  Parkland Little League, Parkland, Florida

Southwest:  West University Little League, Houston, Texas

West:  Central East Little League, Wailuku, Hawaii

 

The Championship game will be held on Sunday, August 7th at 5:30pm PST.

 

The full bracket and game times can be found at www.lliws.org.

 


Little League World Series in Livermore In 2016

(Story posted in The Independent on Nov. 25th, 2015)

Livermore has been chosen as the site of the 2016 Little League Intermediate World Series.

District 57 Little League, which includes teams from Dublin, Pleasanton, Danville, Livermore and San Ramon, will host the event.

The World Series will be played July 31 to August 7 at Max Baer Park, Livermore. This is the 4th year Livermore has been the site of the Intermediate World Series.

Dave Wetmore, Director Little League Baseball Intermediate World Series, stated, “We are very excited to continue our relationship with Little League Baseball in Livermore with the Intermediate World Series. In 2015, over 40,000 people attended the games at Max Baer Park and viewers from 82 countries watched the games via ‘live stream.'”

ESPN2 televised the championship game during prime time with Seoul, South Korea (Asia Pacific) vs Wellington, Florida (Southeast USA). The championship game had approximately 10,000 in attendance. Seoul, South Korea were the winners of the 3rd annual world series.
Wetmore added, “The World Series Committee, City of Livermore, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, Visit Tri-Valley and the twelve local

California District 57 Little Leagues are very proud of this event. We all look forward to the upcoming event in the summer of 2016.”

The 2016 Little League World Series tournaments begin with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on July 26. The tournaments conclude with the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Game on Sunday, Aug. 28 in South Williamsport, Pa. Over the course of 34 days, Little Leaguers® ages 11 to 18 from around the world will play more than 225 baseball and softball games to determine nine World Series champions.

“Next spring in 7,000 communities, boys and girls, along with parents and volunteers will come together on Little League fields in 83 countries to create lifelong memories,” said Stephen D. Keener. “The 2016 season will culminate at our nine World Series tournaments, but the real value of the

Little League program is the benefit of the experiences that millions of youth gain throughout the spring and summer.”

For more information on the Little League Baseball Intermediate 50-70’s World Series please visit – www.lliws.org

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