Well, the rain has certainly made things interesting. Instead of splitting up the first round of the Little League World Series, a weather delay on Thursday has forced all eight games into one, single-day schedule. That means all baseball, all day. Still, there’s plenty of talent to go around and plenty of story lines to keep an eye out.
Two interesting late-day matchups include an intriguing Tokyo Kitasuna LL squad representing Japan as well as the Red Land LL from Pennsylvania who boast a bit of hometown pride in Williamsport.
Keep an eye out for Red Land in particular, who dominated regional play outscoring opponents 36-to-5. The squad also boasts a strong bat from Ethan Phillips, who racked up eight RBI in two regional victories over New Jersey.
Here’s the full TV schedule for today’s slate of games:
Game 1: Kampala, Uganda vs. Santiago de la Caballero, Dominican Republic, 10 a.m. on ESPN2
Game 2: Pearland, Texas vs. Portland Oregon, 11 a.m. on ESPN
Game 3: Sydney, Australia vs. Barquisime, Venezuela, 1 p.m. on ESPNEWS
Game 4: Bowling Green, Kentucky vs. Bonita, California, 2 p.m. on ESPN
Game 5: White Rock, British Columbia vs. Mexicali Baja California, 4 p.m. on ESPNEWS
Game 6: Taylors, South Carolina vs. Cranston, Rhode Island, 5 p.m. on ESPN
Game 7: Chinese Taipei vs. Tokyo, Japan, 7 p.m. on ESPNEWS
Game 8: Lewisberry, Pennsylvania vs. Webb City, Missouri, 8 p.m. on ESPN
Don’t worry if you can’t find a TV either. Here’s how to watch all four games online and on mobile:
Watch the Little League World Series Online
If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the game at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch the Little League World Series on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the game on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
Editor’s note: Heavy’s partners at DraftKings are gearing up for another football season. Sign up now with DraftKings promo code HEAVY and get a $600 deposit bonus with no season-long commitment.