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ESPN Provides Extensive Coverage of the 32-Game Little League World Series Schedule from Williamsport

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  • Commentator Karl Ravech joins analyst John Kruk and Kyle Peterson for International, U.S. and World Series Championship Telecasts
  • SportsCenter Anchor Jay Crawford and Analysts Jessica Mendoza, Dallas Braden and Aaron Boone to Call Select Games
  • Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter Reporters On-Site in Williamsport

ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will combine to provide multiplatform coverage of all 32 games of the 70th Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, from Williamsport, Pa. Aug. 18-28. ABC will broadcast five games from Williamsport, including the International Championship (12:30 p.m. ET) and the United States Championship (3:30 p.m.) on Saturday, Aug. 27. ABC will then broadcast the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise 27 Little League World Series games from Williamsport, beginning with four games on ESPN Thursday, Aug. 18.

Commentators

Beginning Aug. 18 ESPN MLB play-by-play commentators Karl Ravech and Dave Flemming and SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford will rotate games with analysts John Kruk or Kyle Peterson and reporters Marysol Castro or Jaymee Sire.

ESPN MLB analysts Aaron Boone, Dallas Braden and Jessica Mendoza – in her first Little League World Series – will be on select telecasts from Aug 18-25.

Play-by-play commentator Ravech and analysts Kruk and Peterson will call the International Championship (12:30 p.m.) and U.S. Championship (3:30 p.m.) on Saturday, Aug. 27 as well as the Little League World Series Championship (3 p.m.) on Sunday, Aug 28.

Baseball Tonight

Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz will be on the road in Williamsport, Pa., from Thursday, Aug. 18 through Thursday, Aug. 25 on ESPN.

Crawford and analysts Peterson and Kruk will be hosting the Little League World Series Web Gems/World Series Preview presented by Subway on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators
Thu, Aug 18 9 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Kurkjian

Fri, Aug 19 10 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Kurkjian

Sat, Aug 20 10 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Dallas Braden, Tim Kurkjian

Sun, Aug 21 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet @ LLWS

Adnan Virk, Dallas Braden, Tim Kurkjian

Mon, Aug 22 10 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Dallas Braden, Tim Kurkjian

Tue, Aug 23 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian

9:30 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian

Wed, Aug 24 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian

9:30 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian

Thu, Aug 25 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz

Adnan Virk, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian

Sun, Aug 28 12:30 p.m. Little League World Series Web Gems/World Series Preview presented by Subway

Jay Crawford, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk

Crawford will call select games as well as host the Little League World Series Web Gems/World Series Preview presented by Subway from Williamsport. In addition, Jaymee Sire will report from the field during select games.SportsCenter

Updates will air on SportsCenter throughout the tournament.

Additional Highlights

  • ESPN’s Little League World Series open features students at the Duke Ellington School of Arts performing a rendition of “Summer Forever;”
  • Little League Big Dreams will feature MLB Hall of Famers as well as current and former MLB players remembering their Little League experience;
  • “Wired” segments with coaches and umpires will provide unique insight and instant reactions;
  • ESPN.com’s Little League World Series page will be updated with scores, results, and game stories;
  • Viewers can join the conversation on social media platforms using #LLWS.

Little League World Series Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game/Location/ Commentators Network(s)
Thurs, Aug 18 1 p.m. Mexico vs Latin America: Opening Round

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  3 p.m. Mid-Atlantic vs New England: Opening Round

Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
  5 p.m. Australia vs Europe & Africa: Opening Round

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  7 p.m. Northwest vs Southeast: Opening Round

Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Jessica Mendoza, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
Fri, Aug 19 2 p.m. Japan vs Canada: Opening Round

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  4 p.m. West vs Midwest: Opening Round

Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
  6 p.m. Asia-Pacific vs Caribbean: Opening Round

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  8 p.m. Southwest vs Great Lakes: Opening Round

Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Jessica Mendoza, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
Sat, Aug 20 12 p.m. International: Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 3

Dave Flemming, John Kruk, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  3 p.m. US: Loser of Game 2 vs Loser of Game 4

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire

ABC
  6 p.m. International: Loser of Game 5 vs Loser of Game 7

Dave Flemming, John Kruk, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  8 p.m. US: Loser of Game 6 vs Loser of Game 8

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Dallas Braden, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
Mon, Aug 22 11 a.m. Loser of Game 9 vs Loser of Game 10 – Consolation Game

Jay Crawford, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
  1 p.m. International: Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 3 – Double Elimination

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  3 p.m. US: Winner of Game 2 vs Winner of Game 4 – Double Elimination

Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
  6 p.m. International: Winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 7 – Double Elimination

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  8 p.m US: Winner of Game 6 vs Winner of Game 8 – Double Elimination

Karl Ravech, Dallas Braden, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
Tues, Aug 23 11 a.m. Loser of Game 11 vs Loser of Game 12- Consolation Game

Jay Crawford, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
  1 p.m. International: Loser of Game 15 vs Winner of Game 9 – Elimination Game

Dave Flemming, John Kruk, Marysol Castro

ESPN
3 p.m. US: Loser of Game 16 vs Winner of Game 10 – Elimination Game

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
  5 p.m. International: Loser of Game 13 vs Winner of Game 11 – Elimination Game

Dave Flemming, John Kruk, Marysol Castro

ESPN
  7:30 p.m. US: Loser of Game 14 vs Winner of Game 12 – Elimination Game

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Aaron Boone, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
Wed, Aug 24 1 p.m. International: Winner of Game 17 vs Winner of Game 19- Elimination Game

Jay Crawford, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
3 p.m. US: Winner of Game 18 vs Winner of Game 20- Elimination Game

Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
  5 p.m. International: Winner of Game 13 vs. Winner of Game 15 – Double Elimination

Jay Crawford, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro

ESPN
7:30 p.m. US: Winner of Game 14 vs Winner of Game 16 – Double Elimination

Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Aaron Boone, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
Thurs, Aug 25 3 p.m. International: Winner of Game 21 vs Loser of Game 23 – Elimination Game

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk, Marysol Castro

ESPN
7:30 p.m. US: Winner of Game 22 vs Loser of Game 24 – Elimination Game

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk, Aaron Boone, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
Sat, Aug 27 12:30 p.m. International Championship

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ABC
3:30 p.m. US Championship

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ABC
Sun, Aug 28 10 a.m. Consolation Game- 3rd Place Game

Jay Crawford, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ESPN
12:30 p.m. Little League World Series Web Gems/World Series Preview presented by Subway

Jay Crawford, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk

ESPN
3 p.m. Little League World Series Championship

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire

ABC

Little League World Series games are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN.ESPN International will televise select Little League World Series games from Williamsport throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Rim. Games airing in Latin America will be voiced in Spanish by Eduardo Varela and Pablo Viruega. 

U.S Teams include regional champions: McAllister Park American Little League – San Antonio, Texas (Southwest), Goodlettsville Baseball Little League – Goodlettsville, Tennessee (Southeast), Bend North Little League – Bend, Oregon (Northwest), Warwick North Little League – Warwick, Rhode Island (New England), Johnston Little League – Johnston, Iowa (Midwest), Park View Little League – Chula Vista, California (West), Maine-Endwell Little League – Endwell, New York (Mid-Atlantic), Bowling Green Eastern Little League – Bowling Green, Kentucky (Great Lakes)

International Teams include regional champions: Hills Little League – New South Wales, Sydney (Australia),
East Seoul Little League – Seoul, South Korea (Asia-Pacific), San Nicolás Little League – Nuevo León, Mexico (Mexico), Pariba Little League – Willemstad, Curacao (Caribbean), Emilia Little League – Emilia, Italy (Europe-Africa), Aguadulce Cabezera Little League – Aguadulce, Panama (Latin America), Chofu Little League – Tokyo, Japan (Japan), Hastings Community Little League – Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

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Media contacts: Michael Skarka at [email protected] or (860) 766-1342 (@Michael_ESPN);

Gianina Thompson at [email protected] or 860-766-3496 (@Gianina_ESPN).