Monday, July 18, 2016

San Nicolas Little League Wins the 2016 Little League Baseball® Mexico Region Championship

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For the first time in its history, San Nicolas Little League will be travelling to South Williamsport, Pa., as Mexico Region Champions for the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series. Located in a suburb of the city of Monterrey in the state of Nuevo Leon, San Nicolas Little League defeated Norte de Hermosillo Little League 6-5 on Friday, July 15, in a hard-fought championship game. Fourteen teams competed in the seven day event held in Monterrey, Mexico.


Mexico has a long and storied tradition of excellence in the Little League Baseball® World Series. This will be the 30th time a team from Mexico will be competing in the tournament. Mexico has received an annual automatic berth since the tournament expanded to 16 teams in 2001. The city of Monterrey in particular has experienced a great deal of success. In 1957 and 1958, a team from Monterrey became the first league ever to win back-to-back Little League Baseball® World Series titles, and the first non-U.S. team to win a championship. San Nicolas Little League represents the 11th team from Monterrey to make it to South Williamsport, and the first since Contry de Monterrey Little League in 2002. The last team from Mexico to win the Little League Baseball® World Series was Linda Vista Little League from Guadalupe in 1997.

San Nicolas Little League finished the Mexico Region Tournament with a 7-1 record while outscoring their opponents 55-28.


The Mexico Region Champion will open the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series on Thursday, August 18 when they take on the Latin America Region Champion at 1 p.m. at Volunteer Stadium. The Latin America Region Championship is scheduled for Saturday, July 30. Over the course of 10 days, 32 games will be played in the Little League Baseball® World Series, concluding with the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship game, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 28.