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ESPN’s Extensive On-Site Coverage of All 32 Little League World Series Games Begins Thursday

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  • 10+ Commentators to Contribute to ESPN’s Little League World Series Game Coverage in Williamsport, Pa.
  • ESPN Analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone to Call Both Little League World Series and MLB Little League Classic Games on August 20
  • Baseball Tonight will be On-Site with 10 Live Shows in Seven Days

ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will once again combine to present all 32 games at the 71st Little League World Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods from Williamsport Pa., August 17-27. ABC will showcase five games throughout the tournament including the International Championship and United States Championship on Aug. 26, and the Little League Baseball World Series Championship on Aug. 27. ESPN and ESPN2 will televise 27 games beginning Aug. 17 including the Third Place Game on Sunday, Aug. 27. All coverage of the Little League World Series is also available streaming on the ESPN App.

Commentators

Karl Ravech, Dave Flemming and Adnan Virk will lead ESPN’s play-by-play coverage of the Little League World Series from Williamsport, with a rotating team of analysts including Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Jessica Mendoza and Tim Kurkjian and on-field reporters Julie Foudy and Sebastian Salazar. ESPN analyst, MLB World Series Champion and former Little League layer David Ross will also be in the booth for the night games on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.

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, Pablo Viruega, Michele LaFountain, Roger Valdivieso, Guillermo Celis, Fernando Álvarez, Jorge Eduardo Sánchez, Eitan Benezra and Roberto Abramowitz.

MLB Little League Classic

Mendoza will join the recurring team of Ravech, Boone and Foudy for the Little League World Series games on Aug. 18-20 leading up to the MLB Little League Classic, from the renovated BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The MLB Little League Classic will feature the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a special regular-season game, which will celebrate youth baseball and support MLB’s PLAY BALL initiative.

Mendoza and Boone will return to the Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell booth for the MLB Little League Classic that night with play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman. Kurkjian will be reporting from the field.

Full details on ESPN’s MLB Little League Classic coverage will be announced later this week.

Baseball Tonight

ESPN’s Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer will be on site at the Little League World Series and MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport with 10 shows across ESPN and ESPN2 starting Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. through Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. Virk and Ravech will host Baseball Tonight throughout the Little League World Series and the MLB Little League Classic. They will be joined by a rotating cast including Mendoza, Ross, Kurkjian and additional Little League and MLB guests.

Ravech, Foudy, Boone and Peterson will recap all the excitement and storylines from Williamsport and look ahead to the championship game with the Little League World Series Web Gems and World Series Preview on Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Date Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
Fri, Aug 18 10 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
Sat, Aug 19 3 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
  10 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN2
Sun, Aug 20 1 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, David Ross

ESPN
  4 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer*

Adnan Virk, David Ross (from Little League World Series)

ESPN
  Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer*

Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian (from Bowman Field)

 
  6 p.m. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet

Karl Ravech, David Ross, Tim Kurkjian (from Bowman Field)

ESPN
Mon, Aug 21 10 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, David Ross

ESPN2
Tue, Aug 22 9:30 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, David Ross, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
Wed, Aug 23 9:30 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, David Ross, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
Thu, Aug 24 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Oscar Mayer

Adnan Virk, David Ross, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
Sun, Aug 27 12:30 p.m. Little League World Series Web Gems/World Series Preview

Karl Ravech, Julie Foudy, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson

ESPN

*The telecast will include segments from both the Little League World Series set and the MLB Little League Classic set.

Coley Harvey will be reporting from Williamsport for SportsCenter on Sunday, Aug. 20. Updates will also air on SportsCenter throughout the tournament.

Additional Highlights

  • ESPN Films’World Beaters”, about last year’s Little League World Series Champions Maine-Endwell, will re-air Sunday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m. on ABC.
  • On Aug. 18, during the 8 p.m. game telecast, ESPN will showcase the band AJR performing two hit songs live;
  • MLB players scheduled to join the booth during Little League World Series telecasts from Williamsport;
  • Little League Big Dreams” features will discuss the memories MLB players have about their time playing Little League;
  • Wired segments with coaches and umpires will provide unique insight and instant reactions to the action on the field;
  • ESPN.com’s Little League World Series page will be updated with scores, results, and game stories;

Little League World Series Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game/Location/ Commentators Network(s)
Thu, Aug 17 1 p.m. (1) Latin America vs. Mexico: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  3 p.m. (2) Mid-Atlantic vs. New England: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Julie Foudy

ESPN
  5 p.m. (3) Canada vs. Europe-Africa: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  7 p.m. (4) Southwest vs. Great Lakes: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Julie Foudy

ESPN2
Fri, Aug 18 4 p.m. (5) Japan vs. Australia: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPNU
  (6) Northwest vs. West: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Julie Foudy

ESPN
  8 p.m. (7) Caribbean vs. Asia-Pacific: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPNU
  (8) Midwest vs. Southeast: Opening Round presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza, Julie Foudy

ESPN
Sat, Aug 19 1 p.m. (9) International: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 3 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Aaron Boone, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  3 p.m. (10) US: Loser of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 4 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Julie Foudy

ABC
  6 p.m. (11) International: Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 7 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Aaron Boone, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  8 p.m. (12) US: Loser of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 8 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson Jessica Mendoza, Julie Foudy

ESPN
Sun, Aug 20 10 a.m. (13) International: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 3 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN2
  11 a.m. (14) US: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 4 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Julie Foudy

ESPN
  1 p.m. (15) International: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 7 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza, Sebastian Salazar

ABC
  2 p.m. (16) US: Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 8 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Julie Foudy

ESPN
Mon, Aug 21 11 a.m. (A) Loser of Game 9 vs. Loser of Game 10 – Consolation Game presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Adnan Virk, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
  1 p.m. (17) International: Loser of Game 15 vs Winner of Game 9 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  3 p.m. (18) US: Loser of Game 16 vs. Winner of Game 10 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Julie Foudy

ESPN
  6 p.m. (19) International: Loser of Game 13 vs. Winner of Game 11 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Volunteer Stadium

Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN2
  8 p.m. (20) US: Loser of Game 14 vs. Winner of Game 12 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, David Ross, Julie Foudy

ESPN2
Tue, Aug 22 11 a.m. (B) Loser of Game 11 vs. Loser of Game 12 – Consolation Game presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Adnan Virk, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN
  3 p.m. (21) International: Winner of Game 17 vs. Winner of Game 19 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  7:30 p.m. (22) US: Winner of Game 18 vs. Winner of Game 20 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, David Ross, Julie Foudy

ESPN
Wed, Aug 23 3 p.m. (23) International: Winner of Game 13 vs. Winner of Game 15 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  7:30 p.m. (24) US: Winner of Game 14 vs Winner of Game 16 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Julie Foudy

ESPN
Thu, Aug 24 3 p.m. (25) International: Winner of Game 21 vs. Loser of Game 23 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar

ESPN
  7:30 p.m. (26) US: Winner of Game 22 vs. Loser of Game 24 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Julie Foudy

ESPN
Sat, Aug 26 12:30 p.m. (27) International Championship presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar, Julie Foudy

ABC
  3:30 p.m. (28) United States Championship presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Julie Foudy

ABC
Sun, Aug 27 10 a.m. (29) Consolation Game – 3rdPlace Game presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson

ESPN
  3 p.m. (30) World Series Championship presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lamade Stadium

Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Kyle Peterson, Sebastian Salazar, Julie Foudy

ABC

U.S. teams include regional champions: Lufkin Little League – Lufkin, Texas (Southwest), North State Little League – Greenville, North Carolina (Southeast), Walla Walla Valley Little League – Walla Walla, Washington (Northwest), Fairfield American Little League – Fairfield, Connecticut (New England), Sioux Falls Little League – Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Midwest), Santa Margarita Little League – Rancho Santa Margarita, California (West), Holbrook Little League – Jackson, New Jersey (Mid-Atlantic), Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League – Grosse Pointe, Michigan (Great Lakes)

International teams include regional champions: Hills Little League – Sydney, Australia (Australia), West Seoul Little League – Seoul, South Korea (Asia-Pacific), Guadalupe Treviño Kelly Little League – Tamaulipas, Mexico (Mexico), Los Bravos de Pontezuela Little League – Dominican Republic (Caribbean), Emilia Little League – Emilia, Italy (Europe-Africa), Luz-Maracaibo Little League – Maracaibo, Venezuela (Latin America), Tokyo Kitasuna Little League – Tokyo, Japan (Japan), White Rock-South Surrey Little League – White Rock, British Columbia (Canada)

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ESPN Little League contacts: Michael Skarka at 860-385-3986 or [email protected]. On Twitter: @Michael_ESPN;

Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected]. On Twitter: @Gianina_ESPN.