Little League splash on ESPN networks

ESPN’s love affair with Little League baseball (and softball) will result in 140 regional and national tournament games being aired by the network in the coming five weeks.
The granddaddy, of course, is the Little League World Series for the major baseball division (ages 10-12) in Williamsport, Pa. All 32 games from the LLWS will be televised by ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 from Aug. 17-27. The announcers will be Karl Ravech, Dave Flemming, Adnan Virk, Kyle Peterson, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian, Jessica Mendoza, David Ross, Julie Foudy and Sebastian Salazar.
Thursday, Aug. 17 – Latin America vs. Mexico, 1 p.m. (ESPN); Mid-Atlantic vs. New England, 3 p.m. (ESPN); Canada vs. Europe & Africa, 5 p.m. (ESPN); Southwest vs. Great Lakes, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Friday, Aug. 18 – Japan vs. Australia, 2 p.m. (ESPN); Northwest vs. West, 4 p.m. (ESPN); Caribbean vs. Asia-Pacific, 6 p.m. (ESPN); Midwest vs. Southeast, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Aug. 19 – International games, 1 p.m. (ESPN), 6 p.m. (ESPN); U.S. games, 3 p.m. (ABC), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Aug. 20 – International games, 10 a.m. (ESPN2), 1 p.m. (ABC); U.S. games, 11 a.m. (ESPN), 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Aug. 21 – International games, 11 a.m. (ESPN), 1 p.m. (ESPN), 6 p.m. (ESPN2); U.S. games, 3 p.m. (ESPN), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tuesday, Aug. 22 – Consolation game, 11 a.m. (ESPN); International elimination game, 3 p.m. (ESPN); U.S. elimination game, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Aug. 23 – International game, 3 p.m. (ESPN); U.S. game, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Aug. 24 – International game, 3 p.m. (ESPN); U.S. game, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Aug. 26 – International championship, 12:30 p.m. (ABC); U.S. championship, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sunday, Aug. 27 – Consolation game, 10 a.m. (ESPN); Championship game, 3 p.m. (ABC)

BASEBALL REGIONALS
Southwest – Aug. 3, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. (Longhorn); Aug. 4, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. (Longhorn); Aug. 5, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. (Longhorn); Aug. 6, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. (Longhorn); Aug. 7, 5 p.m. (Longhorn), semi at 9 p.m. (ESPN2); Aug. 8, semi at 8 p.m. (ESPN2); Aug. 9, final at 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Southeast – Aug. 4, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 5 – 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 6, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 7, 11 a.m. (ESPN3), semi at 7 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 8, semi at 3 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 9, final at 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Mid-Atlantic – Aug. 6, 10 a.m., 4 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 7, 10 a.m., 4 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 8, 10 a.m., 4 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 9, 1 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 10, semi at 7 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 11, semi at 7 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 12, final at 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Midwest – Aug. 6, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 7, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 8, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 9, 11 a.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 10, semi at 11 a.m. (ESPN); Aug. 11, semi at 11 a.m. (ESPN); Aug. 12, final at 11 a.m. (ESPN)

West – Aug. 6, noon, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 7, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 8, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 9, 10 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 10, semi at 9 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 11, semi at 9 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 12, final at 9 p.m. (ESPN)

New England – Aug. 6, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 7, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 8, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 9, 4 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 10, semi at 1 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 11, semi at 1 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 12, final at 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Northwest – Aug. 6, 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 7, noon, 10 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 8, noon, 10 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 9, 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 10, semi at 3 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 11, semi at 3 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 12, final at 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Great Lakes – Aug. 6, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 7, 10 a.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 8, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 9, 2 p.m. (ESPN3); Aug. 10, semi at 5 p.m. (ESPN2); Aug. 11, semi at 5 p.m. (ESPN); Aug. 12, final at 5 p.m. (ESPN)

BASEBALL – OTHER DIVISIONS
Intermediate – Aug. 5, semifinals, 4 p.m., 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Senior – Aug. 5, final, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Junior – Aug. 20, noon (ESPN2)

SOFTBALL
Junior final – Aug. 5, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Senior final – Aug. 6, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major tourney – Aug. 14, 1 p.m. (ESPN2), 4 p.m. (ESPN2), 7 p.m. (ESPNews), 10 p.m. (ESPNU); Aug. 15, semis at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2); Aug. 16, final at 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

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