Little League World Series: Complete TV and Live Stream Guide to Tournament

Benjamin Klein@BenjaminJKleinContributor IIIAugust 15, 2012

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 28: Members  of the Japan team from Hamamatsu City, Japan (L) and the West team from Huntington Beach, California line up before the start of the Little League World Series championship game on August 28, 2011 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The West team defeated the team from Japan 2-1.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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It’s that time of the year again. It’s the time of the year where the best 12-year-olds in baseball compete in Williamsport, Penn. with the hopes of being crowned Little League World Series
champions.

Last season, we saw Huntington Beach, California take home the crown, representing the West Region of the United States. That team defeated Billings, Montana in the U.S. Championship by nine runs, but barely escaped a tight championship matchup against World Champions Japan.

The competition looks to be as good as ever this year, and the teams have already started to practice as their first matchups start on Thursday and Friday. Although the more impactful games won’t be played until toward the end of August, each game is still vital for the teams.

A team can win the Little League World Series with a loss on their resume, but losing early greatly affects their chances. It can be done though as Huntington Beach lost in the third round of the U.S. bracket and battled all the way back to win the entire tournament.

The teams representing the United States are California, Nebraska, Tennessee, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, Indiana and Oregon. One of those teams will take on Japan, Curacao, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Panama, British Columbia, Uganda or Tamaulipas for the world championship. 

The U.S. has dominated the last few tournaments, winning six of the last seven. Can the U.S. add to their already impressive resume or will an International team finally come out on top?

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Make sure you don’t miss any of this year’s action, as ESPN has you fully covered. Each game can be viewed on ESPN, ABC or ESPN2 as well as online via ESPN3. Some games will also be able to be viewed in 3-D.

Here is a complete schedule of where you can watch of the 2012 Little League World Series games:

Thursday, August 16

Game 1: Japan vs. Caribbean, Volunteer, 1:00 p.m. (ESPN and ESPN3)

Game 2: West vs. New England, Lamade, 3:00 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 3: Europe vs. Asia-Pacific, Volunteer, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2 and ESPN3)

Game 4: Midwest vs. Southeast, Lamade, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Friday, August 17

Game 5: Mexico vs. Canada, Volunteer, 1:00 p.m. (ESPN and ESPN3)

Game 6: Mid-Atlantic vs. Southwest, Lamade, 3:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 7: Latin American vs. Middle East & Africa, Volunteer, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2 and ESPN3)

Game 8: Great Lakes vs. Northwest, Lamade, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Saturday, August 18

Game 9: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3, Volunteer, 12:00 p.m. (ESPN and ESPN3)

Game 10: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4, Lamade, 3:00 p.m. (ABC, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 11: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, Volunteer, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN and ESPN3)

Game 12: Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, Lamade, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Sunday, August 19

Game 13: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 7, Volunteer, 12:00 p.m. (ESPN2 and ESPN3)

Game 14: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4, Lamade, 2:00 p.m. (ABC, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 15: Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 8, Volunteer, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN and ESPN3)

Game 16: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3, Lamade, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Monday, August 20

Consolation: Loser Game 9 vs. Loser Game 10, Lamade, 12:00 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 17: Winner Game 9 vs. Loser Game 13, Volunteer, 2:00 p.m. (ESPN and ESPN3)

Game 18: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 14, Lamade, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 19: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser 16, Volunteer, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN2 and ESPN3)

Game 20: Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 15, Lamade, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Tuesday, August 21

Consolation: Loser Game 11 vs. Loser Game 12, Lamade, 1:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 21: Winner Game 17 vs. Winner Game 19, Lamade, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 22: Winner Game 18 vs. Winner Game 20, Lamade, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Wednesday, August 22

Game 23: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 16, Lamade, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 24: Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 15, Lamade, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Thursday, August 23

Game 25: Winner Game 21 vs. Loser Game 23, Lamade, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 26: Winner Game 22 vs. Loser Game 24, Lamade, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Saturday, August 25

Game 27: International Championship, Lamade, 12:30 p.m. (ABC, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Game 28: United States Championship, Lamade, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Sunday, August 26

Consolation: Loser Game 27 vs. Loser Game 28, Lamade, 11:00 a.m. (ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

Championship: Winner Game 27 vs. Winner Game 28, Lamade, 3:00 p.m. (ABC, ESPN3 and ESPN3D)

*All times ET and are courtesy of ESPN*