Little League World Series 2014: Updated Schedule, TV Info, Records and More

Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistAugust 4, 2014

Chula VIsta, Calif.'s Nick Mora (5) rounds second after hitting a three-run home run off Westport, Conn., pitcher Chad Knight in second inning of the United States Championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Matt Slocum/Associated Press

One of the globe's definitive sporting events is underway.

The Little League World Series captures the attention of the globe on an annual basis, and this year's iteration will be no different, as an eye-popping 52 teams fight for just eight spots.

The tournament itself dates back to 1947, and although the United States holds the most titles, having won 33, Japan enters as the defending champs after upending California last year.

With no money, contracts, trades or anything of the sort that the MLB brings to the table, the teams that consist of players between the ages of 11 and 13 provide the purest form of the sport possible, and it makes for one heck of a good time.

Let's take a look at the full schedule and standings since Regionals kicked off Friday.

 

Updated Schedule

DateGame Time TV Info
Monday - August 4, 2014
LLB Southwest Regional Pool Play2:00PMLonghorn Network
LLB Midwest Regional Pool Play2:00PMESPN 3
LLB West Regional Pool Play2:00PMESPN 3
LLB Great Lakes Regional Pool Play4:00PMESPN 3
LLB Midwest Regional Pool Play5:00PMESPN 3
LLB Southwest Regional Pool Play6:00PMLonghorn Network
LLB Great Lakes Regional Pool Play7:00PMESPN 3
LLB Northwest Regional Pool Play7:00PMESPN 3
LLB Southwest Regional Pool Play9:30PMLonghorn Network
LLB West Regional Pool Play10:00PMESPN 3
Tuesday - August 5, 2014
LLB Great Lakes Regional Pool Play11:00AMESPN2
LLB West Regional Pool Play11:30AMESPN 3
LLB New England Regional Pool Play1:00PMNESN
LLB Great Lakes Regional Pool Play2:00PMESPN 3
LLB Northwest Regional Pool Play2:00PMESPN 3
LLB New England Regional Pool Play4:00PMNESN
LLB Great Lakes Regional Pool Play5:00PMESPN2
LLB Southwest Regional Semifinal5:00PMESPN 3
LLB West Regional Pool Play7:30PMESPN 3
LLB Southwest Regional Semifinal8:00PMESPN2
LLB Northwest Regional Pool Play10:00PMESPN 3
Wednesday - August 6, 2014
LLB Midwest Regional Semifinal11:00AMESPN2
LLB Northwest Regional Pool Play11:30AMESPN 3
LLB Southeast Regional Semifinal1:00PMESPN2
LLB New England Regional Pool Play1:00PMNESN
LLB West Regional Pool Play2:00PMESPN 3
LLB Midwest Regional Semifinal3:00PMESPN2
LLB New England Regional Pool Play4:00PMNESN
LLB Southeast Regional Semifinal5:00PMESPN2
LLB Southwest Regional Final7:00PMESPN2
LLB Northwest Regional Pool Play7:30PMESPN 3
LLB West Regional Pool Play10:00PMESPN 3
Thursday - August 7, 2014
LLB New England Regional Semifinal12:00PMNESN
LLB Great Lakes Regional Semifinal2:00PMESPN 3
LLB New England Regional Semifinal3:00PMNESN
LLB Northwest Regional Semifinal5:00PMESPN2
LLB Great Lakes Regional Semifinal7:00PMESPN 3
LLB Northwest Regional Semifinal9:00PMESPN 3
Friday - August 8, 2014
LLB Mid-Atlantic Regional Semifinal11:00AMESPN
LLB Midwest Regional Final1:00PMESPN
LLB Mid-Atlantic Regional Semifinal3:00PMESPN
LLB West Regional Semifinal5:00PMESPN2
LLB Southeast Regional Final7:00PMESPN
LLB West Regional Semifinal9:00PMESPN
Saturday - August 9, 2014
LLB Great Lakes Regional Final2:00PMESPN
LLB Northwest Regional Final4:00PMESPN
LLB New England Regional Final7:00PMESPN
LLB West Regional Final9:00PMESPN
Sunday - August 10, 2014
LLB Mid-Atlantic Regional Final 6:00PMESPN2
Thursday - August 14, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play1:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play3:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play5:00PMESPN2
LLBWS Pool Play7:00PMESPN2
Friday - August 15, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play1:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play3:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play5:00PMESPN2
LLBWS Pool Play8:00PMESPN
Saturday - August 16, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play12:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play2:00PMABC
LLBWS Pool Play5:00PMESPN2
LLBWS Pool Play7:00PMESPN
Sunday - August 17, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play12:00PMESPN2
LLBWS Pool Play2:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play5:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play7:00PMESPN2
Monday - August 18, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play11:00AMESPN2
LLBWS Pool Play1:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play3:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play6:00PMESPN2
LLBWS Pool Play8:00PMESPN2
Tuesday - August 19, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play12:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play3:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play7:30PMESPN
Wednesday - August 20, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play3:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play7:30PMESPN
Thursday - August 21, 2014
LLBWS Pool Play3:00PMESPN
LLBWS Pool Play7:30PMESPN
Saturday - August 23, 2014
LLBWS International Championship12:30PMABC
LLBWS United States Championship3:30PMABC
Sunday - August 24, 2014
LLBWS Third Place Consolation Game10:00AMESPN
LLBWS Championship3:00PMABC
ESPN

Full schedule courtesy of ESPN. All contests can be watched online at WatchESPN.

 

Regionals Standings

RegionTeamRecord
Midwest
Joplin South, Missouri1-2
Plymouth/New Hope, Minnesota3-0
Canyon Lake, South Dakota3-0
Kearney, Nebraska1-2
Headid, Iowa0-3
Frontenac, Kansas1-2
Mid-AtlanticNewark National, Delaware1-1
Northwest Washington, D.C. 0-2
Taney Youth Baseball, Pennsylvania 2-0
Toms River, New Jersey2-0
Colonie, New York1-1
West Salisbury, Maryland0-2
New England
Fairfield, Connecticut2-1
Barnstable, Massachusetts0-1
Falmouth, Maine1-2
Goffstown, New Hampshire1-1
Cumberland, Rhode Island1-0
Williston, Vermont1-1
Southwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico2-0
Boulder, Colorado1-1
Biloxi, Mississippi1-1
Northside Suburban, Texas1-1
Lake Charles, Louisiana1-1
McAlester, Oklahoma0-2
Pearland, Texas 2-0
Pine Bluff, Arkansas0-2
West
Honolulu, Hawaii2-0
Chandler, Arizona0-2
Las Vegas, Nevada2-0
St. George, Utah0-1
Encinitas, California0-1
Pacifica, California1-1
Northwest
Lynnwood, Washington2-0
Lewiston, Idaho0-2
Billings, Montana1-1
Cody, Wyoming0-1
Eagle River, Alaska 1-0
North Bend, Oregon1-1
Great Lakes
Chicago, Illinois2-0
New Albany, Indiana1-1
Bowling Green, Kentucky0-2
Midland, Michigan1-1
Canfield, Ohio1-1
Burlington, Wisconsin1-1
Southeast
Brandon, Florida1-0
Peachtree City, Georgia1-0
Clemmons, North Carolina0-1
Bridgeport, West Virginia0-1
Jackson, Alabama0-1
Taylor, South Carolina1-0
Nashville, Tennessee 1-0
Henrico, Virginia0-1
Canada
Lethbridge, Alberta2-1
St. John, New Brunswick0-3
Vancouver, British Columbia3-0
Toronto, Ontario2-0
Regina, Saskatchewan1-1
Montreal, Quebec1-1
Valleyfield, Quebec0-3
ESPN

Full standings, including International Divisions, can be found at LLBWS.org.

 

Each year, there is a subtle complexity to the Little League World Series, as is sure to happen when so many teams and individuals from around the globe come together for one month to compete toward a common goal.

Little League President and CEO Stephen D. Keener broke down what the tournament means and how fans will benefit from the increased media coverage. per Brian McClintock of Littleleague.org:

Our World Series tournaments are a wonderful example of the sportsmanship and competition that occurs on thousands of Little League fields every spring and summer. We are excited that our fans from around the world will be able to see more Little League International Tournament games than ever thanks to our broadcast partnership with ESPN.

The tournament is very much a chance for youngsters from smaller towns not normally known for sports to excel on a global scale.

Take the team from Rapid City, South Dakota, for example. The squad, led by Timberline All-Stars manager Loy Matthes, is off to a hot start in the Midwest region, as noted by its Sunday triumph over Joplin, Missouri, 9-7.

Matt Slocum/Associated Press

"I told our players throughout the year, even our league team before we get to the all-stars, we play as good of baseball here in Rapid City as anywhere in the United States," said Matthes before the tournament, per the Rapid City Journal's Richard Anderson. "We play top caliber here in Rapid City."

Want a more individual storyline that helps encapsulate what the tournament is all about?

Get familiar with the story of Little League umpire Tom Sauer from the Indianapolis area, who at 57 years of age has the same aspirations as anyone when it comes to making his way to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Sauer has undergone a battle with cancer over the years, and he says manning the diamond at home plate has helped him through the tough times, per Autumn Allison of The Indianapolis Star:

When I first was diagnosed with cancer, I was upset like most people would be. I kind of didn't want to do anything. Didn't want to talk to anybody. Kind of kept to myself, and then I said, 'You know what, this ain't me. I need to go out and do something.'

I'm so excited to be going to Williamsport. I just hope that (it goes well), because that's in front of 30,000 to 40,000 people to be umpiring, and it's on national TV and all that.

He is one of 16 umpires set to make the trip when things get underway on August 14.

Stories such as the underdogs from South Dakota and the human-interest angles of individuals such as Sauer make it one of the most identifiable and pure sports events around.

At the summer wears onward and the finals inch closer, be sure to soak up all of the action the Little League World Series has to offer.

 

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