ESPN to Carry Record 345 Little League Baseball & Softball Games
79-Game Little League Softball Slate Starts Saturday, 160 Total Softball Games Carried on ESPN Platforms
- Little League Baseball World Series from Williamsport, Pa. August 15-25
- Third Annual MLB Little League Classic on Sunday Night Baseball August 18
ESPN platforms will carry a record 345 Little League Baseball and Softball games in 2019, including the full championship events from all divisions for the first time. The record slate across ABC, ESPN’s linear networks and ESPN+, will showcase all Little League Baseball and Softball U.S. regional and World Series action. The month-plus schedule culminates with ESPN’s multi-platform coverage of the 73rd Little League Baseball World Series from Williamsport, Pa., August 15-25.
Little League Softball
ESPN’s 79-game Little League Softball U.S. Regional schedule begins this Saturday, July 20, on ESPN+ with the start of East, West, Central, Southwest and Southeast Regional action. The Southwest Regional games will be carried on Longhorn Network. Little League Softball U.S. Regional coverage concludes on Monday, July 29, with the Southeast Regional Championship Game at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN+. Here is a link to the full schedule via the Little League website: https://www.littleleague.org/world-series/games/. Here is the searchable, daily ESPN+ schedule: Little League Softball on . Note that all games are available on ESPN+.
The five regional champions, four international teams, and a host team will play for the 2019 Little League Softball World Series title at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Ore., August 12-14. ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNEWS will combine to carry all 27 games of the tournament. Early round action begins on August 7 on ESPN+.
ESPN’s Little League Softball Commentators:
Jim Barbar, Trey Bender, Cara Capuano, Tyler Denning, Sam Dostaler, Joel Godett, Sam Farber, Drew Fellios, Matt Janus, Cheri Kempf, Courtney Lyle, Mike Monaco, Sam Ravech, Amanda Scarborough, Doug Sherman, Michele Smith, Matt Stewart, Chris Vosters, Pam Ward.
Little League Softball World Series Regional Locations
East (Bristol, Conn.); West (San Bernardino, Calif.); Central (Fishers, Ind.); Southwest (Waco, Tex.); Southeast (Warner Robins, Ga.).
Additionally, ESPN platforms will carry all 54 Junior and Senior League Softball World Series games.
ESPN’s all-encompassing coverage of Little League Baseball begins August 1 with the first game of the Southwest Regional Tournament. ESPN, ESPN2, Longhorn Network and ESPN+ will showcase all 88 regional tournament games across the eight U.S. divisions as they compete for a trip to Williamsport, Pa. and the Little League Baseball World Series Championship.
Little League Baseball World Series Regional Locations
Great Lakes (Westfield, Ind.); Mid-Atlantic (Bristol, Conn.); Midwest (Westfield, Ind.); New England (Bristol, Conn.); Northwest (San Bernardino, Calif.); Southeast (Warner Robins, Ga.); Southwest (Waco, Texas); West (San Bernardino, Calif.).
The Intermediate, Junior and Senior League Baseball divisions, plus the Junior and Senior League softball divisions will have their entire championship tournaments covered on ESPN+ for the first time, while each championship game will be televised as they have been in recent years.
ESPN’s Little League World Series coverage from Williamsport, Pa., is August 15-25, culminating with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game on Sunday the 25th, on ABC. ESPN’s Little League coverage will also include the third annual MLB Little League Classic presented by Geico on Sunday, August 18 as the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago Cubs. More information on coverage plans will be provided in the coming weeks.