ABC, ESPN & ESPN2 Combine to Present 2015 Little League World Series From Williamsport, Pa.

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ABC, ESPN & ESPN2 Combine to Present 2015 Little League World Series From Williamsport, Pa.

  • Six-time MLB All-Star and Two-Time Batting Champ Nomar Garciaparra Returns for LLWS Coverage alongside Karl Ravech and Jaymee Sire
  • ESPN MLB Analysts and Former MLB Standouts Curt Schilling, John Kruk, and Aaron Boone Call Select Games in Williamsport
  • David Belisle, Last Year’s Rhode Island Cumberland American LLWS Manager, Serves as an Analyst in Williamsport
  • SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight On Site

ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will combine to present all 32 games of the 2015 Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa., August 20-30 at Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium. ABC will broadcast five games from Williamsport, including the International Championship (at 12:30 p.m. ET) and the United States Championship (at 3:30 p.m.) on Saturday, Aug. 29. ABC will then broadcast the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise 28 Little League World Series games in Williamsport, beginning with four games Thursday, Aug. 20.

Commentators

  • Six-time MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra returns in an analyst role to join Karl Ravech, analyst  Kyle Peterson, and reporter Jaymee Sire to provide coverage for all five ABC games, including the World Series Championship and International Championship;
  • ESPN MLB analysts Curt Schilling, John Kruk, and Aaron Boone will serve as analysts during select games in Williamsport. This will be Schilling’s and Boone’s first time covering games in Williamsport;
  • Ravech and Dave Flemming will rotate play-by-play duties throughout the Little League World Series with analysts Garciaparra, Peterson, and David Belisle— former Rhode Island Cumberland American Little League manager who gave his heartbroken team an emotional speech last year—and reporter Marysol Castro who recently joined ESPN last month;
  • SportsCenter’s Jay Crawford will be the play-by-play voice alongside Garciaparra and Castro for Game 17 on Monday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. on ESPN.

SportsCenter

  • SportsCenterwill air live from Williamsport, Pa. on Thursday, Aug. 20, Friday, Aug. 21, Monday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. hosted by Crawford and Chris McKendry;
  • SportsCenter will also provide daily, on-site updates throughout the entire tournament with coverage led by Crawford, McKendry and Ravech.

Baseball Tonight

  • Baseball Tonight will be on the road in Williamsport, Pa. on Friday, Aug 21 (10 p.m.), Saturday, Aug. 22 (10 p.m.), Sunday, Aug. 23 (7 p.m.), Tuesday, Aug. 25 (8 p.m. and 11 p.m.), Wednesday, Aug. 26 (7:30 p.m.), and Thursday, Aug. 27 (8 p.m. an 11 p.m.) on ESPN and ESPN2. Adnan Virk will host the show alongside analysts Schilling, Kruk, or Boone, and reporter Tim Kurkjian.

Additional Highlights

  • League Web Gems/World Series by Subway will highlight the tournament’s best defensive play and preview the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Sire will host the show with Garciaparra and Peterson;
  • ESPN will debut a new Little League World Series telecast open, which features a summer camp theme set to the band 1985’s popular “Summer Forever” track;
  • “Wired” segments with coaches and umpires will provide unique insight and instant reactions;
  • A TrussCam will be positioned on a trolley beyond the outfield wall at Lamade Stadium to capture sweeping shots of action;
  • 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.

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 ESPN Deportes commentators: Eduardo Varela, Fernando Alvarez, and Pablo Viruega.

WatchESPN and WatchABC Little League World Series games are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon, Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN and WatchABC.

U.S. Teams include regional champions: Pennsylvania/Red Land Little League (Mid-Atlantic), Southern California/Sweetwater Valley Little League (West), South Carolina/Northwood Little League (Southeast), Kentucky/Bowling Green Eastern Little League (Great Lakes), Rhode Island/Cranston Western Little League (New England), Missouri/Webb City Little League (Midwest), Texas/Pearland West Little League (Southwest), and Oregon/Wilshire-Riverside Little League (Northwest).

International Teams include regional champions: Dominican Republic/Los Bravos de Pontezuela Little League (Caribbean), Tokyo Kitasuna Little League (Japan), Seguro Social Little League (Mexico), Uganda/AVRS Secondary School Little League (Europe/Africa), Cronulaa Little League (Australia), Venezuela/Cardenales Little League (Latin America), British Columbia/White Rock South Surrey Little League (Canada), and Chinese-Taipei/Tung Yuan Little League (Asia Pacific).

For team results, visit Little League World Series .

Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Location Network(s)
Fri, Aug 21 10 a.m. Game 1:Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, David Belisle, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPN2, WatchESPN
   11 a.m. Game 2:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  1 p.m. Game 3:Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPNews, WatchESPN
  2 p.m. Game 4:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, John Kruk, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
4 p.m. Game 5:Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson Volunteer TBD, WatchESPN
  5 p.m. Game 6:Karl Ravech, John Kruk, David Belisle Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  7 p.m. Game 7:Dave Flemming, Nomar Garciaparra Volunteer ESPNews, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. Game 8:Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Dave Flemming Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
Sat, Aug 22 1 p.m. Game 9:Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPN, WatchESPN
  3 p.m. Game 10:Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Nomar Garciaparra, Jaymee Sire Lamade ABC, WatchABC
  6 p.m. Game 11:Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Nomar Garciaparra, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPN, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. Game 12:Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Aaron Boone, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
Sun, Aug 23 11 a.m. Game 13:Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPN, WatchESPN
  3p.m. Game 14:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ABC, WatchABC
  5 p.m. Game 15:Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Aaron Boone, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPN, WatchESPN
  7 p.m. Game 16: Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon, Aug 24 12 p.m. Game  A:Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  2 p.m. Game 17:Jay Crawford, Nomar Garciaparra, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPN, WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Game 18:Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  6 p.m. Game 19:Dave Flemming, Nomar Garciaparra, Marysol Castro Volunteer ESPN2, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. Game 20:Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN2, WatchESPN
Tues, Aug 25 1 p.m. Game B:Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson, Marysol Castro Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Game 21:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. Game 22:Karl Ravech, Curt Schilling, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed, Aug 26 4 p.m. Game 23:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. Game 24:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Curt Schilling*, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
Thurs, Aug 27 4 p.m. Game 25:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. Game 26:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Curt Schilling*, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
Sat, Aug 29 12:30 p.m. International Championship Game: Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ABC, WatchABC
  3:30 p.m. United States Championship: Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ABC, WatchABC
Sun, Aug 30 10 a.m. Game 29:Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ESPN, WatchESPN
  1 p.m. Little League World Series Web Gems/World Series PreviewJaymee Sire, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson N/A ESPN, WatchESPN
  3 p.m. Little League World Series ChampionshipKarl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Lamade ABC, WatchABC

*Subject to change

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Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] (@Gianina_ESPN).

 

 

Gianina Thompson

“Never wish for it more than you work for it.” My dad has told me this ever since we watched the New York Yankees win the World Series in 1996. Living by those words has brought me to ESPN as their Senior Publicist for NBA, MLB, FIBA, and Little League. Working for the World Wide Leader in Sports, it comes naturally that I have a competitive nature. Competing on a Division 1 college rowing team and receiving both my master’s and bachelor’s degrees before turning 22 years old, further illustrates that. Sports are more than entertainment; it’s hopes for something bigger than yesterday.
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