INTERMEDIATE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES RETURNS TO LIVERMORE
The 2nd Annual Event has been set for July 29th through August 4th, 2014
LIVERMORE, Calif., November 15th, 2013 — Livermore, California and California District 57 Little League announced today that it has been selected as the hosts for the 2nd Annual Intermediate Little League World Series. In addition, Little League released the dates for the 2014 event, from July 29 to August 4th 2014. A finalized schedule with start times will be released at a later date.
In 2012, Livermore and Northern California District 57 Little League, were selected over thousands of other districts, cities and states that were all vying to host this global event.
“Our enthusiasm for baseball has reached fever pitch in the Bay Area since the Giants World Series wins, the A’s playoff wins, Petaluma’s exciting run to the Little League World Series, and the inaugural Intermediate Little League World series last year,” said Dave Wetmore, World Series Tournament Director. “Next year, we look forward to continuing this great tradition with the 2nd Annual Intermediate Little League World Series returning to the Tri-Valley.”
Over 36,000 people visiting the remodeled Max Baer Park in Livermore, California, the inaugural Intermediate Little League World Series was seen as an overwhelming success. Ten (10) teams from around the world — including the local Pleasanton National team, five more U.S teams and four international teams — as well as families, fans and friends traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 games, which ended with the team from Japan defeating the Collier Township, PA team, 10 -1 to win the Championship game, before 6,650 fans.
The Intermediate Division began as a two-year pilot program, before becoming an official division in 2012. Players ages 11-13 are eligible to play in this Intermediate baseball league, which features a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot bases, also known as “50/70”.
Little League Baseball was founded in 1939 in Williamsport PA. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program has assisted millions of children on every continent in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball.”
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