The 16-team field for the 2016 Little League World Series is set, with eight teams from the United States and eight teams from the rest of the world angling to be the best group of 11- and 12-year-old baseball players around.
Sunday's Little League World Series game between Maine-Endwell and Tennessee has been postponed due to weather.
The opening round of the Little League World Series brought a few surprises— the biggest being when Canada upset Japan on Friday. The Canadian team, from Hastings Community Little League in Vancouver, British Columbia, defeated the Chofu Little Leaguers from Tokyo, Japan, 10-4 to pull off something that hadn’t been done in 51 years. It was Japan’s first opening-round loss since 1965.
The Cranston Western Little League team is headed for the Little League World Series to represent New England. Cranston Western defeated Bedford, New Hampshire, 10-4 Sunday in the New England Regional final at Bristol, Connecticut.
Red Land Little League is bound for South Williamsport. After a 12-0 win over New Jersey and a wild celebration on the field, the boys from central Pennsylvania settled into their dorms. Monday, they'll board a bus and ride to the Little League World Series, which begins Thursday.
Red Land Little League's pure power carried it through the bulk of the summer. But with a trip to the Little League World Series on the line, manager Tom Peifer's club showed off some savvy.
Alex Edmundson hit a two-run homer and Terrance Gist delivered the eventual game-winning RBI in the top of the sixth inning as the Northwood Little League team, representing South Carolina in the Southeast Regional, defeated the team from Florida, 5-4, Tuesday afternoon. South Carolina went on to beat Florida 5-4 and send them to the Southeastern Championship.
Coon Rapids scored five runs in both the second and third innings on Thursday morning, then held on to defeat Rapid City, S.D., 15-7 in semifinals of the Little League Midwest Regional tournament in Indianapolis. Coon Rapids will play for a trip to the Little League World Series at noon Saturday against either Rapid City or Webb City. Mo. The game will be on ESPN.
The Little League World Series is drawing nearer with a start date of August 20. Wednesday's regional tournament action went further to determine who would make the trip to the hallowed junior baseball grounds of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. All nine regions spanning the United States and Canada took the field in critical contests. Find out how the teams fared through the results table and overall recap below.