Little League World Series 2011: Hurricane Irene Altering LLWS Schedule
Hurricane Irene will be hitting the Eastern Coastline of the United States hard on Saturday night into Sunday morning, and everything is being affected, including the Little League World Series.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania is in the path of the storm, and the town is hoping to get in all of the games before and after the storm so that there aren’t many major time changes.
While optimism is running high, the people in charge of the tournament are a bit more concerned about the path the hurricane is taking.
The championship game of the Little League World Series has been moved back three hours to noon Sunday with Hurricane Irene expected to hit Pennsylvania. Little League officials say the consolation game, which had been scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, has been canceled and won’t be played. Officials say they will evaluate conditions leading up to the game and that they could postpone the game until Monday if conditions aren’t suitable.
With the reports of games being shifted and teams having to reroute their trips back home, this is the worst case scenario for the tournament.
The hope is that all of Saturday’s games get off without a hitch, and that they can squeeze the finals in on Sunday.
In all likelihood, though, the storm will eventually cancel the second game on Saturday and probably all games on Sunday, pushing everything back to Monday. Hopefully not, though.
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