Monday, July 24, 2017

ESPN to Showcase a Record 140 Little League Baseball and Softball Games during July and August

ESPN to Showcase a Record 140 Little League Baseball and Softball Games during July and August
Ø  Schedule Culminates with ESPN’s Multi-Platform Coverage of 32 Little League World Series Games from Williamsport, Pa., August 17-27
Ø  Nearly 40 Commentators Planned to Contribute to the Nearly 300 Hours of Coverage

Record 141 Games (2)
ESPN today announced it will showcase a record 140 Little League Baseball and Softball games, including every U.S. regional baseball game and five divisional tournament baseball games, across ABC,ESPNESPN2ESPNews,ESPN3, ESPNULonghorn Network and steaming on theESPN App during July and August. The schedule will also feature an increase in softball coverage with 15 live games across Little League, Junior League and Senior League levels. The schedule culminates with ESPN’smulti-platform coverage of the 71st Little League World Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, from Williamsport, Pa. August 17-27.

Commentators

ESPN baseball commentator Karl Ravech returns for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regional Semifinals and Finals with David Belisle, known for his motivational speech to his Rhode Island team after their defeat in the 2014 Little League World Series.

Courtney LyleMichele SmithAmanda Scarborough and Holly Rowe will lead ESPN’scoverage of the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, OR, from August 14-16. Tyler DenningPam Ward and Cheri Kempf will also contribute to ESPN’s softball coverage this year.


Additional commentators include (no particular order): Anish ShroffKeith MorelandDrew FelliosMike LaValliereMark NeelyMike RooneySteve LennoxChris BurkeJohn BrickleyDarren BraggJim BarbarJohn GregoryTrey BenderGreg OlsenMark Brown,Dave WeekleyTom HartChris SingletonClay MatvickChris BurkeJT Snow and Jason Benetti.

Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

ABCESPN and ESPN2 will once again combine to present 32 games from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., from August 17-27. The 71st Little League World Series Championship will play out on Sunday, August 27 at 3 p.m. ET. on ABC.

RavechFlemmingAdnan VirkKyle PetersonAaron BooneTim KurkjianJessica Mendoza and David Ross will contribute to coverage from the booth with Julie Foudy andSebastian Salazar alternating as field reporters.

Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer and SportsCenter will also be providing on-site updates from Williamsport.

Full coverage details will be announced at a later date.

Little League World Series Regional 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.

Little League Regional and Divisional Games Schedule
Date
Time (ET)
Game/Location/ Commentators
Network(s)
Sat, July 29
11 a.m.
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Pool Play at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Amanda Scarborough
Longhorn Network

3 p.m.
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Pool Play at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Amanda Scarborough
Longhorn Network
Sun, Jul 30
2 p.m.
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Pool Play at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Amanda Scarborough
Longhorn Network
Mon, July 31
2 p.m.
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Semifinal at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Amanda Scarborough
Longhorn Network

5 p.m.
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Semifinal at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Amanda Scarborough
Longhorn Network
Tue, Aug 1
1 p.m.
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Final at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Amanda Scarborough
Longhorn Network
Thu, Aug 3
11 a.m.
Southwest Game #1 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network

2 p.m.
Southwest Game #2 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network

6 p.m.
Southwest Game #3 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network


9 p.m.
Southwest Game #4 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network
Fri, Aug 4
10 a.m.
Southeast Game #1 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

1 p.m.
Southeast Game #2 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

4 p.m.
Southeast Game #3 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

6 p.m.
Southwest Game #5 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network

7 p.m.
Southeast Game #4 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

9 p.m.
Southwest Game #6 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network
Sat, Aug 5
10 a.m.
Southeast Game #5 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

1 p.m.
Southeast Game #6 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

3 p.m.
Junior League Softball Final at Kirkland, Washington
Courtney Lyle, Michele Smith
ESPN2

4 p.m.
Southeast Game #7 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3


Intermediate Baseball Semifinal at Livermore, CA
Mark Neely, Mike Rooney
ESPN3

6 p.m.
Southwest Game #7 at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network

7 p.m.
Southeast Game #8 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

8 p.m.
Intermediate Baseball Semifinal at Livermore, CA
Mark Neely, Mike Rooney
ESPN3


Senior League Baseball Final at Easley, South Carolina
Steve Lennox, Chris Burke
ESPN2

9 p.m.
Southwest Game #8 at Waco, TX
Tyler Denning, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network
Sun, Aug 6
10 a.m.
Mid-Atlantic Game #1 at Bristol, CT
John Brickley, Darren Bragg
ESPN3


Midwest Game #1 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3

12 p.m.
West Game #1 at San Bernardino, CA
Trey Bender, Greg Olsen
ESPN3

1 p.m.
Southeast Game #9 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3


New England Game #1 at Bristol, CT
John Brickley, Darren Bragg
ESPN3


Midwest Game #2 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3

2 p.m.
Senior League Softball Final at Lower Sussex, Delaware
Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf
ESPN2

2:30 p.m.
Northwest Game #1 at San Bernardino, CA
Trey Bender, Greg Olsen
ESPN3

4 p.m.
Mid-Atlantic Game #2 at Bristol, CT
Mark Brown, David Belisle
ESPN3


Southeast Game #10 at Warner Robins, GA
Drew Fellios, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3


Great Lakes Game #1 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3

6 p.m.
Southwest Game #9 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network

7 p.m.
Northwest Game #2 at San Bernardino, CA
Trey Bender, Greg Olsen
ESPN3


Great Lakes Game #2 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3


New England Game #2 at Bristol, CT
Mark Brown, David Belisle
ESPN3

9 p.m.
Southwest Game #10 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network


Intermediate Baseball Final at Livermore, CA
Mark Neely, Mike Rooney
ESPN2

10:30 p.m.
West Game #2 at San Bernardino, CA
Trey Bender, Greg Olsen
ESPN3
Mon, Aug 7
10 a.m.
Mid-Atlantic Game #3 at Bristol, CT
John Brickley, Darren Bragg
ESPN3


Great Lakes Game #3 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3

11 a.m.
Southeast Game #11 at Warner Robins, GA
Jim Barbar, Mike LaValliere
ESPN3

12 p.m.
Northwest Game #3 at San Bernardino, CA
Trey Bender, Greg Olsen
ESPN3

1 p.m.
New England Game #3 at Bristol, CT
Dave Weekley, Darren Bragg
ESPN3


Great Lakes Game #4 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3

2:30 p.m.
West Game #3 at San Bernardino, CA
Trey Bender, Greg Olsen
ESPN3

4 p.m.
Midwest Game #3 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3


Mid-Atlantic Game #4 at Bristol, CT
Mark Brown, David Belisle
ESPN3

5 p.m.
Southwest Game #11 at Waco, TX
Anish Shroff, Keith Moreland
Longhorn Network

7 p.m.
Midwest Game #4 at Indianapolis, IN
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3