Little League World Series 2022: US, International Bracket, TV Schedule & Predictions

Kristopher Knox@@kris_knoxCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2022

Little League World Series 2022: US, International Bracket, TV Schedule & Predictions

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    Photo by Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images Set Number: X164126 TK2

    The final four teams in the 2022 Little League World Series tournament are set. Two teams advanced from the winner's bracket on Wednesday, while two more emerged from elimination games on Thursday.

    On Wednesday, Chinese Taipei and Honolulu, Hawai'i, won their games to punch tickets to the international and United States bracket championships, respectively. One day later, Nolensville, Tennessee, and Willemstad, Curaçao, staved off elimination to join them.

    It's been an exciting tournament so far and a great return to international play. The 2020 tournament was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and only U.S. teams participated last year. However, it was back to a full international field this year, meaning Little League will crown a true world champion once again.

    The final two days of competition should bring more memorable moments to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

    Here, you'll find all of the information you need to know for the U.S. and international bracket championships and the LLWS finals.

Remaining LLWS Schedule and TV Info

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    Nolensville's Drew Chadwick (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Saturday, August 27

    LLWS Challenger Game: Mason Youth Organization (OH) vs. Cambrian Park (CA)

    Where: Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    When: 10:30 a.m. ET

    TV: WVIA (Local PBS)


    Caribbean Region (Willemstad, Curaçao) vs. Asia Pacific (Chinese Taipei)

    Where: Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    When: 12 p.m. ET

    TV: ABC


    Southeast Region (Nolensville, Tennessee) vs. West Region (Honolulu, Hawai'i)

    Where: Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    When: 3:30 p.m. ET

    TV: ABC


    Sunday, August 28

    LLWS Consolation Game

    Where: Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    When: 10 a.m. ET


    TV ESPN

    LLWS Championship Game: International vs. United States

    Where: Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    When: 3 p.m. ET

    TV: ABC

International Bracket Championship

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    Curacao's Jay-Dlynn Wiel (Photo by Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images Set Number: X164126 TK3)

    Caribbean (Pabao Little League of Willemstad, Curaçao) vs. Asia Pacific (Fu-Lin Little League of Chinese Taipei)

    Curaçao has scraped through the elimination bracket to reach the international title game. On Wednesday, the Caribbean representative won convincingly in a 7-2 contest against Latin America (Managua, Nicaragua). Thursday's matchup against the Mexico Region (Matamoros, Mexico) was a much tougher challenge.

    Thursday's matchup was a much more defense- and pitching-oriented affair. Curaçao's Jay-Dlynn Wiel pitched six innings and delivered six strikeouts, while Mexico's David Zarate delivered eight strikeouts.

    Mexico scored in the fourth inning to take the lead, but Curaçao responded with a two-run rally in the fifth. That 2-1 score would hold.

    This marked the second terrific pitching performance by Curaçao. Against Managua, Davey-Jay Rijke delivered 15 strikeouts with no walks.

    Taipei had a much easier time against Mexico in the winner's bracket on Wednesday. As a team, Taipei pitched 10 strikeouts, with Hsiao Chao-Hsun delivering four over three shutout innings.

    This will mark the first meeting of the tournament between Willemstad and Taipei, and it promises to be another fantastic matchup that could go either way. Taipei, though, lost its opening-round matchup with South Korea and hasn't lost since.

    Chinese Taipai has won three straight in the winner's bracket to get here, and the prediction is that the streak continues.

    Prediction: Chinese Taipei wins 4-3

United States Bracket Championship

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    Honolulu's Jaron Lancaster (Photo by Erick W. Rasco /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images Set Number: X161124 TK2)

    Southeast (Nolensville Little League, Tennessee) vs. West (Honolulu Little League, Hawai'i)

    Nolensville has, at times, played like one of the most dominant teams in the tournament. The team from Tennessee outscored opponents in the Southeast Region Tournament by a combined 28-5 score.

    However, Nolensville ran into a proverbial wall when it met Honolulu on Wednesday.

    Jonnovyn Sniffen started for Hawai'i in the first meeting and threw two shutout innings. Luke Hiromoto closed out Tennessee with two perfect innings en route to a 13-0 blowout victory. Ace Jaron Lancaster did not see the mound.

    Tennessee bounced back on Thursday against Pearland, Texas. Texas scored in the first inning on a Kaiden Shelton single, but the game was largely controlled by Nolensville.

    Josiah Porter got Tennessee going with a spectacular two-out grand slam in the first. Drew Chadwick pitched a complete game with five strikeouts, no walks and just the single score allowed.

    Tennessee will look to carry some momentum and confidence into Saturday's game against Hawai'i.

    "I don't know if (Hawai'i) are beatable or not," Nolensville coach Randy Huth told ESPN (h/t Nick Gray of The Tennessean). "If somebody is going to beat them, why not us?"

    Confidence may not be enough. Hawai'i has indeed looked unbeatable, outscoring its four LLWS opponents 42-1. Expect Nolensville to put a few runs on the board in the rematch, but an upset feels unlikely.

    Prediction: Honolulu, Hawai'i, wins 9-3

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