Three days have come and gone in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series, and Sunday's action will be quite exciting, with most of the action being displayed on both TV and online.
Four games will be played on Sunday starting at noon ET and not ending until late at night. The four games will be competitive between the winners of Game 1 through Game 8, meaning that these teams have all yet to lose at this point of the tournament.
Here is the list of games being played on Sunday along with the information on how to watch them, followed by a quick recap of what each team has gone through so far in Williamsport.
|13||Latin America||Mexico||Noon ET||ESPN2||WatchESPN|
|14||Northwest||New England||2:00 p.m. ET||ABC||N/A|
|15||West||Mid-Atlantic||5:00 p.m. ET||ESPN||WatchESPN|
|16||Asia Pacific||Japan||7:00 p.m. ET||ESPN2||WatchESPN|
Latin America vs. Mexico
Latin America is coming off a nice 9-4 win over the Caribbean region thanks to a big second inning. After going up 1-0 in the first, Latin America scored five runs in the second to take a 6-0 lead that they coasted with to the finish line.
For Mexico, Brandon Meza had a terrific outing, throwing 3.2 shutout innings in a dominant 12-0 win over Australia. He allowed just two hits and struck out eight on 48 pitches.
Mexico will be hoping for the bats to stay hot and for the pitching to be outstanding once again as they get ready to play Latin America. It will be an exciting way to kick off the day as the two teams have some great players.
Northwest vs. New England
The Eastlake Little League team from Washington did a great job representing the Northwest region on Thursday, putting up an 8-4 win thanks to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Jack Carper was able to hit a solo home run in the second inning.
On the other hand, the New England team was barely able to squeak out a 3-2 win over the Southeast region. Chad Knight was not only able to throw eight strikeouts, he also had the game-winning RBI double for his team.
Neither team completely dominated the competition, so this could be a close match that could go either way.
West vs. Mid-Atlantic
How many more no-hitters will we see in the LLWS?
The Mid-Atlantic team may not have had a no-hitter, but they were able to control the game thanks to a big five-run inning to kick things off in the first.
Do the kids on the West team have some more pitching magic in them? We will find out late on Sunday afternoon.
Asia Pacific vs. Japan
Asia Pacific went out to an early 3-0 lead in their game thanks to a big home run by Shih-Che Chou. The offense was complemented with a strong outing by Tung-Jua Yeh, who threw three shutout innings with four strikeouts.
Japan was able to grab a strong 7-3 win due to a great effort by Kazuki Ishida. Not only did he have a double and a home run at the plate, he also pitched the first inning and had two strikeouts while not allowing a run in the inning.
Both teams have a lot of strong players at all positions, and this will likely be the most exciting game to watch all day.