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via press release:

ABC, ESPN & ESPN2 Combine to Present 2013 Little League World Series from Williamsport

Ravech, Hershiser, Garciaparra and Sire Form New ABC Broadcast Team; Chris McKendry, Jay Crawford to Call Games and Host SportsCenter On Site

 

ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to present all 32 games of the 2013 Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa., August 15-25, at Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium. ABC will broadcast five games from Williamsport, including the International Championship and the United States Championship on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 12:30 p.m. ET and 3:30 p.m., respectively. ABC will then broadcast the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m.

 

ESPN and ESPN2 will televise 27 Little League World Series games in Williamsport, beginning with four games Thursday, Aug. 15. ESPN and ESPN2 games will also be available on WatchESPN with select games also available on ESPN Mobile TV.

 

Commentators

  • Baseball Tonight’s Karl Ravech and Nomar Garciaparra join Sunday Night Baseball analyst Orel Hershiser and reporter Jaymee Sire for all five ABC games, including the World Series Championship, United States Championship and International Championship;
  • Ravech and Dave Flemming will rotate play-by-play duties throughout the Little League World Series with Hershiser, Garciaparra and Kyle Peterson serving as lead analysts;
  • SportsCenter’s Chris McKendry and Jay Crawford will each call a game from the booth; McKendry will join Peterson to provide commentary for the Third Place Consolation Game on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. and Crawford will provide commentary with Garciaparra on Monday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m.

 

SportsCenter and Additional Coverage

  • SportsCenter will air live from Williamsport, Pa. on Monday, Aug. 19, and Tuesday, Aug. 20, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. hosted by McKendry and Crawford;
  • SportsCenter will also provide daily, on-site updates with coverage led by McKendry and Ravech, including a special ABC SportsCenter broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. following the International Championship;
  • The Little League Web Gems/World Series Preview presented by Subway will highlight the tournament’s best defensive plays and preview the Little League World Series Championship, on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. McKendry will host the show with Garciaparra and Peterson;
  • “Wired” segments with coaches and umpires will provide unique insight and instant reaction;
  • ESPN.com’s Little League World Series page will be updated with scores, results and game stories;
  • Interaction across ESPN social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter (#LLWS), will drive conversation about the Little League World Series.

 

Little League World Series Telecast Open

The Little League World Series telecast open for 2013 celebrates summertime with a carnival theme set to the band 1985’s popular “Summer Forever” track.

 

ESPN International

ESPN International will televise up to 32 Little League World Series games from Williamsport throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

 

Little League World Series Schedule

This year, Australia and Czech Republic make their very first appearances in the Little League World Series.

 

The full schedule includes:

 

U.S. Pool – Grosse Pointe, Mich. (Great Lakes), Newark, Del. (Mid-Atlantic), Urbandale, Iowa (Midwest), Westport, Conn. (New England), Sammamish, Wash. (Northwest), Nashville, Tenn. (Southeast), Corpus Christi, Texas (Southwest) and Chula Vista, Calif. (West).

 

International Pool – Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei (Asia-Pacific), Perth, Australia (Australia), Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico (Caribbean), Brno, Czech Republic (Europe and Africa), Tokyo, Japan (Japan), Aguadulce, Panama (Latin America) and Tijuana, Baja Calif. (Mexico).

 

*All ESPN and ESPN2 games are available on WatchESPN.

 

Date Time (ET) / Stadium Game/Commentators Network(s)
Thu, Aug 15 1 p.m. Volunteer Game 1: Aguadulce, Panama (Latin America) vs. San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico (Caribbean)Dave Flemming, Kyle Peterson ESPN, WatchESPN
3 p.m.Lamade Game 2: Corpus Christi, Texas (Southwest) vs. Sammamish, Wash. (Northwest)Karl Ravech, Orel Hershiser, Jaymee Sire ESPN, WatchESPN
5 p.m. Volunteer Game 3: Perth, Australia (Australia) vs. Tijuana, Baja Calif. (Mexico)Flemming, Nomar Garciaparra ESPN2, WatchESPN
7 p.m.Lamade Game 4: Nashville, Tenn. (Southeast) vs. Westport, Conn. (New England)Ravech, Hershiser, Sire ESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri, Aug 16 1 p.m. Volunteer Game 5: Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei (Asia-Pacific) vs. Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)Flemming, Peterson ESPN, WatchESPN

 

3 p.m.Lamade Game 6: Chula Vista, Calif. (West) vs. Grosse Pointe, Mich. (Great Lakes)Ravech, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN

 

5 p.m. Volunteer Game 7: Tokyo, Japan (Japan) vs. Brno, Czech Republic (Europe-Africa)Flemming, Hershiser ESPN2, WatchESPN

 

8 p.m.Lamade Game 8: Newark, Del. (Mid-Atlantic) vs. Urbandale, Iowa (Midwest)Ravech, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN
Sat, Aug 17 12 p.m. Volunteer Game 9: Gm. 1 Loser vs. Gm. 3 LoserFlemming, Peterson ESPN, WatchESPN

 

3 p.m.Lamade Game 10: Gm. 2 Loser vs. Gm. 4 LoserRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ABC

 

6 p.m. Volunteer Game 11: Gm. 5 Loser vs. Gm. 7 LoserFlemming, Peterson ESPN, WatchESPN

 

8 p.m.Lamade Game 12: Gm. 6 Loser vs. Gm. 8 LoserRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN
Sun, Aug 18 12 p.m. Volunteer Game 13: Gm. 1 Winner vs. Gm. 3 WinnerFlemming, Peterson ESPN2, WatchESPN

 

2 p.m.Lamade Game 14: Gm. 2 Winner vs. Gm. 4 WinnerRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ABC

 

5 p.m. Volunteer Game 15: Gm. 6 Winner vs. Gm. 8 WinnerFlemming, Peterson ESPN, WatchESPN

 

7 p.m.Lamade Game 16: Gm. 5 Winner vs. Gm. 7 WinnerRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon, Aug 19 11 a.m.Volunteer SportsCenter Jay Crawford, Chris McKendry ESPN, WatchESPN

 

12 p.m. Lamade Game A: Consolation Game – Gm. 9 Loser vs. Game 10 LoserRavech, Hershiser ESPN2, WatchESPN

 

2 p.m. Volunteer Game 17: Gm. 16 Loser vs. Gm. 9 WinnerPeterson, Garciaparra ESPN, WatchESPN

 

4 p.m.Lamade Game 18: Gm. 15 Loser vs. Gm. 10 WinnerFlemming, Hershiser, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN

 

6 p.m. Volunteer Game 19: Gm. 13 Loser vs. Gm. 11 WinnerCrawford, Garciaparra ESPN2, WatchESPN

 

8 p.m.Lamade Game 20: Gm. 14 Loser vs. Gm. 12 WinnerFlemming, Hershiser, Sire ESPN2, WatchESPN
Tue, Aug 20 11 a.m.Volunteer SportsCenter Crawford, McKendry ESPN, WatchESPN

 

1 p.m.Lamade Game B: Consolation Game – Gm. 11 Loser vs. Gm. 12 LoserFlemming, Peterson ESPN, WatchESPN

 

4 p.m.Lamade Game 21: Gm. 17 Winner vs. Gm. 19 WinnerFlemming, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN

 

8 p.m.Lamade Game 22: Gm. 18 Winner vs. Gm. 20 WinnerFlemming, Hershiser, Sire ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed, Aug 21 4 p.m.Lamade Game 23: Gm. 13 Winner vs. Gm. 16 WinnerRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN

 

8 p.m.Lamade Game 24: Gm. 14 Winner vs. Gm. 15 WinnerRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN
Thu, Aug 22 4 p.m.Lamade Game 25: Gm. 21 Winner vs. Gm. 23 LoserRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN, WatchESPN

 

8 p.m.Lamade Game 26: Gm. 22 Winner vs. Gm. 24 LoserRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sat, Aug 24 12:30 p.m. Lamade Game 27: International ChampionshipRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ABC

 

3 p.m.Lamade SportsCenterMcKendry, Peterson, Sire ABC

 

3:30 p.m. Lamade Game 28: United States ChampionshipRavech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ABC
Sun, Aug 25 11 a.m. Lamade Game 29: Third Place Consolation GameMcKendry, Peterson ESPN, WatchESPN

 

1 p.m. Volunteer Little League Web Gems / World Series Preview McKendry, Peterson, Garciaparra ESPN, WatchESPN
3 p.m.Lamade Game 30: World Series Championship  Ravech, Hershiser, Garciaparra, Sire ABC
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