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Little League World Series 2022: Bracket Dates, Teams, TV Schedule and Format

Erik BeastonAugust 15, 2022

Little league baseball takes over Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the annual tournament./Joshua Bessex/Getty Images

The best of the best in youth baseball will be determined in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, this month with the return of the Little League World Series.

The finest Little League teams in the world will compete for the right to raise the championship trophy hoisted by the squad from Michigan a year ago.

This year's bracket is split in two, with one side featuring the best teams from the United States and the other headlined by top international teams. It is a return to international play after COVID-19 precautions led to a U.S.-only competition in 2021.


Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, August 17

  • Puerto Rico Region (Curaรงao) vs. Latin America Region (Nicaragua) (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Southeast Region (Tennessee) vs. New England Region (Massachusetts) (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Canada Region (British Columbia) vs. Australia Region (Queensland) (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Northwest Region (Washington) vs. West Region (Hawai'i) (7:00 p.m., ESPN)

Thursday, August 18

  • Asia-Pacific Region (Chinese Taipei)  vs. Europe-Africa Region (Italy) (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Midwest Region (Iowa) vs. Great Lakes Region (Indiana) (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Puerto Rico Region (Guaynabo) vs. Mexico Region (Tamaulipas) (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Southwest Region (Texas) vs. Mid-Atlantic Region (Pennsylvania) (7:00 p.m., ESPN 2)

Friday, August 19

  • International vs. Panama Region (Aguadulce) (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. Mountain Region (Utah) (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Japan Region vs. International (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • Metro Region (New York) vs. International (7:00 p.m., ESPN)

Saturday, August 20

  • International vs. International (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • International vs. International (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (7:00 p.m., ESPN 2)

Sunday, August 21

  • International vs. International (9:00 a.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (11:00 a.m., ESPN)
  • International vs. International (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (2:00 p.m., ABC)

Monday, August 22

  • International vs. International (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • International vs. International (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (7:00 p.m., ESPN 2)

Tuesday, August 23

  • International vs. International (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • International vs. International (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (7:00 p.m., ESPN)

Wednesday, August 24

  • International vs. International (1:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • International vs. International (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (7:00 p.m., ESPN)

Thursday, August 25

  • International vs. International (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • LL Home Run Derby (5:00 p.m., ESPN)
  • United States vs. United States (7:00 p.m., ESPN)

Saturday, August 27

  • International vs. International (12:30 p.m., ABC)
  • United States vs. United States (3:30 p.m., ABC)

Sunday, August 28

  • Consolation Game: International vs. United States (10:00 a.m., ESPN)
  • Championship Game: International vs. United States (3:00 p.m., ABC)

United States Teams

Great Lakes Region: Hagerstown, Indiana

Metro Region: Massapequa, New York

Mid-Atlantic Region: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Midwest Region: Davenport, Iowa

Mountain Region: Santa Clara, Utah

New England Region: Middleborough, Massachusetts

Northwest Region: Bonney Lake, Washington

Southeast Region: Nolensville, Tennessee

Southwest Region: Pearland, Texas

West Region: Honolulu, Hawai'i


International Teams

Asia-Pacific Region: Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

Australia Region: Queensland, Australia

Canada Region: Vancouver, British Columbia

Caribbean Region: Willemstad, Curaรงao

Europe-Africa Region: Bologna, Italy

Japan Region: Takarazuka, Hyogo

Latin-America Region: Managua, Nicaragua

Mexico Region: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Panama Region: Aguadulce, Panama

Puerto Rico Region: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico


The tournament is double-elimination, a format that benefited last year's champions.

The team from Michigan shook off an early loss to a seemingly dominant Hawai'i team and went on a three-game tear that saw them defeat that same Hawaiian squad en route to their momentous victory.

Michigan does not have a representative in this year's field, but the perennial powerhouse squad from Honolulu, Hawai'i, will look to improve upon its consolation game victory (an emphatic 5-0 victory over South Dakota) by hoisting the winner's prize.

They are 3-0 in regional play and should be a major factor in this year's field as they seek their first championship since 2018.

Despite that previous dominance, the return of international play promises an exciting field. Prior to Hawai'i's last championship win, play had been dominated by teams from the Asia-Pacific region, which fielded five of the seven champions between 2010 and 2017.

Can the Taipei City team from Chinese Taipei return the region to championship glory or will the United States continue its recent run on titles? Which team will come from out of nowhere to be the Cinderella story that captivates fans and commands attention?

We will find out beginning Wednesday afternoon.

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