Tuesday, August 4, 2015

ESPN to Showcase All 88 Little League World Series Regional Games For the First Time

Williamsport, PA - Following the Little League tournament’s most watched season in 2014, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network will combine to televise all 88 Regional games of the 2015 Little League World Series, beginning August 4. This is the first year ESPN will present every Little League Regional game from all of the locations and sites. The Regional games will lead into ESPN’s multi-platform coverage of the 69th Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, from Williamsport, Pa. Aug. 20-30.

ESPN’s total Little League World Series commitment is 135 games through Aug. 30.

Commentators
Baseball Tonight commentator Karl Ravech returns for regional commentary this year. Additionally, Tom Hart and Keith Moreland will call the action for all of the Southwest Regionals on the Longhorn Network. The full list of commentators include: Karl Ravech , David Belisle, Mike Morgan,Eric Wedge, Tyler Denning, Megan Willis, Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf, Jason Benetti, Alex Cora, Doug Glanville, Cara Capuano, Michele Smith, Clay Matvick, Chris Burke, Mark Brown, Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere, Jim Barber, John Gregory, Dave Weekley, Rusty Ensor, Trey Bender, Jerry Kindall, and Chip Fridrich.


Additional Games
In addition to the 88 Regional games, ESPN networks will televise 15 ancillary games, including the Big League and Intermediate Baseball Finals, Senior League and Big League Softball Finals, and more.

Little League World Series in Williamsport
ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will combine to present 32 Little League World Series games from Williamsport, Pa., beginning Thursday, Aug. 20, and concluding with the World Series Championship game on ABC on Sunday, Aug. 30. Both SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight will be present in Williamsport.

Karl Ravech and Dave Flemming will provide play by play commentary with analysts Kyle Peterson, Nomar Garciaparra, David Belisle during the Little League World Series in Williamsport. Hosts and reporters include: Chris McKendry, Jay Crawford, Jaymee Sire, and Marysol Castro.

Additionally, ESPN MLB analysts Curt Schilling, John Kruk, and Aaron Boone will call select games in Williamsport.

Full coverage details will be announced soon.

Little League World Series Regions/Locations
Great Lakes (Indianapolis, Ind.); Mid-Atlantic (Bristol, Conn.); Midwest(Indianapolis, Ind.); New England (Bristol, Conn.) Northwest (San Bernardino, Calif.); Southeast (Warner Robins, Ga.); Southwest (Waco, Texas); West (San Bernardino, Calif.).

For a list of all teams per region, visit LittleLeague.org.
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