Thursday, August 13, 2015

ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will combine to present all 32 games of the 2015 Little League World Series

A WOLnews File Photo
ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will combine to present all 32 games of the 2015 Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa., August 20-30 at Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium. ABC will broadcast five games from Williamsport, including the International Championship (at 12:30 p.m. ET) and the United States Championship (at 3:30 p.m.) on Saturday, Aug. 29. ABC will then broadcast the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise 28 Little League World Series games in Williamsport, beginning with four games Thursday, Aug. 20.


Commentators
·         Six-time MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra returns in an analyst role to join Karl Ravech, analyst  Kyle Peterson, and reporterJaymee Sire to provide coverage for all five ABC games, including the World Series Championship and International Championship;
·         ESPN MLB analysts Curt SchillingJohn Kruk, and Aaron Boone will serve as analysts during select games in Williamsport. This will be Schilling’s and Boone’s first time covering games in Williamsport;
·         Ravech and Dave Flemming will rotate play-by-play duties throughout the Little League World Series with analysts Garciaparra, Peterson, and David Belisle-- former Rhode Island Cumberland American Little League manager who gave his heartbroken team an emotional speech last year—and reporter Marysol Castro who recently joined ESPN last month;
·         SportsCenter’s Jay Crawford will be the play-by-play voice alongside Garciaparra and Castro for Game 17 on Monday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. on ESPN.

SportsCenter

·         SportsCenter will air live from Williamsport, Pa. on Thursday, Aug. 20, Friday, Aug. 21, Monday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. hosted by Crawford and Chris McKendry;

·         SportsCenter will also provide daily, on-site updates throughout the entire tournament with coverage led by Crawford, McKendry and Ravech.

Baseball Tonight

·         Baseball Tonight will be on the road in Williamsport, Pa. on Friday, Aug 21 (10 p.m.), Saturday, Aug. 22 (10 p.m.), Sunday, Aug. 23 (8 p.m.), Tuesday, Aug. 25 (8 p.m. and 11 p.m.), Wednesday, Aug. 26 (7:30 p.m.), and Thursday, Aug. 27 (8 p.m. an 11 p.m.) on ESPN and ESPN2. Adnan Virk will host the show alongside analysts Schilling, Kruk, or Boone, and reporter Tim Kurkjian.

Additional Highlights

·         League Web Gems/World Series by Subway will highlight the tournament’s best defensive play and preview the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Sire will host the show with Garciaparra and Peterson;

·         ESPN will debut a new Little League World Series telecast open, which features a summer camp theme set to the band 1985’s popular “Summer Forever” track;

·         “Wired” segments with coaches and umpires will provide unique insight and instant reactions;

·         A TrussCam will be positioned on a trolley beyond the outfield wall at Lamade Stadium to capture sweeping shots of action;

·         ESPN.com’s Little League World Series page will be updated with scores, results, and game stories;

·         Viewers can join the conversation on social media platforms using #LLWS.

ESPN International will televise select Little League World Series games from Williamsport throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Rim. Games airing in Latin America will be voiced in Spanish by ESPN Deportes commentators: Eduardo Varela, Fernando Alvarez, and Pablo Viruega.

WatchESPN and WatchABC Little League World Series games are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon, Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN and WatchABC.

U.S. Teams will include teams who win their regional championships: Mid-Atlantic, West, Southeast, Great Lakes, New England, Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest.

International Teams will include teams who win their regional championships: Caribbean, Japan, Mexico, Europe/Africa, Australia, Latin America, Canada, and Asia Pacific.

These teams will all be announced next week because Little League World Series regional games are still in progress and will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 16.

Schedule
DateTime (ET)Game/CommentatorsLocationNetwork(s)
Thurs, Aug 201 p.m.Game 1:
Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, David Belisle, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
3 p.m.Game 2:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
5 p.m.Game 3:
Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, David Belisle, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
7 p.m.Game 4:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri, Aug 212 p.m.Game 5:
Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, David Belisle, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
4 p.m.Game 6:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
6 p.m.Game 7:
Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, David Belisle, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m.Game 8:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
Sat, Aug 221 p.m.Game 9:
Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
3 p.m.Game 10:
Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Nomar Garciaparra, Jaymee Sire
LamadeABC, WatchABC
6 p.m.Game 11:
Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Nomar Garciaparra, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m.Game 12:
Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Aaron Boone, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
Sun, Aug 2311 a.m.Game 13:
Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
3p.m.Game 14:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeABC, WatchABC
5 p.m.Game 15:
Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Aaron Boone, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
7 p.m.Game 16:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon, Aug 2412 p.m.Game  A:
Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
2 p.m.Game 17:
Jay Crawford, Nomar Garciaparra, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN, WatchESPN
4 p.m.Game 18:
Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
6 p.m.Game 19:
Dave Flemming, Nomar Garciaparra, Marysol Castro
VolunteerESPN2, WatchESPN
8 p.m.Game 20:
Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN2, WatchESPN
Tues, Aug 251 p.m.Game B:
Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
4 p.m.Game 21:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m.Game 22:
Karl Ravech, Curt Schilling, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed, Aug 264 p.m.Game 23:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m.Game 24:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Curt Schilling*, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
Thurs, Aug 274 p.m.Game 25:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m.Game 26:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Curt Schilling*, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
Sat, Aug 2912:30 p.m.International Championship Game:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeABC, WatchABC
3:30 p.m.United States Championship:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeABC, WatchABC
Sun, Aug 3010 a.m.Game 29:
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeESPN, WatchESPN
1 p.m.Little League World Series Web Gems/World Series Preview
Jaymee Sire, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson
N/AESPN, WatchESPN
3 p.m.Little League World Series Championship
Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire
LamadeABC, WatchABC
*Subject to change