Saturday was the first elimination day of the Little League World Series. The tournament resumes with all eight winning teams from the opening round competing in four games on Sunday.
Canada pulled off something that hadn’t been done in 51 years when they handed Japan their first opening-round loss since 1965. They will face their next opponent, Asia-Pacific at 5 p.m.
The Little League World Series features the eight top Little League teams from the United States and the eight best international teams. The crop of talented 11- and 12-year-old baseball players will play in two double-elimination tournaments. The eventual U.S. champion will go up against the international champion on August 28 to vie for the the Little League World Series champion title. In each of the last four years, an international team has been crowned the champion.
The teams who lose on Sunday will play in elimination games on Monday against Saturday’s winners for a chance to advance in the tournament.
ESPN is broadcasting the Little League World Series on three different networks on Sunday. ESPN will televise both games on the international bracket, with ABC and ESPN2 broadcasting the United States side of the bracket.
Game 9: Mexico 12, Europe-Africa 7
Game 10: New England 8, Northwest 0
Game 11: Caribbean 2, Japan 1
Game 12: West 5, Southwest 0
All times Eastern
Game 13: Australia vs. Latin America, Volunteer Stadium, 11 a.m.
Game 14: Southeast vs. Mid-Atlantic, Lamade Stadium, 3 p.m.
Game 15: Canada vs. Asia-Pacific, Volunteer Stadium, 5 p.m.
Game 16: Great Lakes vs. Midwest, Lamade Stadium, 7 p.m.