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[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30

ESPN Networks Will Combine to Carry 19 Divisional Games

As part of ESPN's comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Little League World Series, ESPN networks will combine to carry 19 games from across Little League Baseball and Softball divisions beginning Wednesday, July 30. The slate includes championships for Junior League Baseball, Senior League Baseball, Big League Baseball and Intermediate Baseball as well as a combination of pool play, semifinals and championships for Little League Softball, Junior League Softball, Senior League Softball and Big League Softball.

The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14. Little League is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary. Additional details on Little League World Series regional coverage will be announced later this week.

Commentators:

Several Baseball Tonight commentators will provide play-by-play and analysis for various baseball divisional championship games including:

· Adnan Virk and analyst Eric Wedge will team up to call the Big League Baseball Final on Wednesday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2 from Easley, S.C.;

· Analyst Eduardo Perez will join Mark Neely for commentary on the Intermediate Baseball Final on Monday, August 4, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 from Livermore, Calif.;

· Analyst Doug Glanville and Neely will call the Junior League Baseball Final on Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. on ESPN3 from Taylor, Mich.;

· Analyst Alex Cora and Clay Matvick will provide commentary for the Senior League Baseball Final on Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. on ESPNU from Bangor, Maine.

Comprehensive softball coverage will include:

· Pam Ward and analyst Cheri Kempf will call the Senior League Softball and Big League Softball Semifinals and Finals beginning Friday, August 8, from Lower Sussex, Del.;

· Analyst Michele Smith will team with Cara Capuano and Holly Rowe for Little League Softball pool play, Semifinals and Finals originating from Portland, Ore. beginning Monday, August 11; Smith and Capuano will also provide commentary for the Junior League Softball Final on Saturday, August 16, at 5 p.m. on ESPNEWS;

· Tyler Denning and analyst Megan Willis will call the action for the Softball Southwest Regional Final from Waco, Texas on Wednesday, July 30.

All games on ESPN networks will be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN.

Divisional Championship Locations

Big League Baseball (Easley, S.C.); Intermediate Baseball (Livermore, Calif.); Jr. League Baseball (Taylor, Mich.); Sr. League Baseball (Bangor, Maine); Jr. League Softball (Kirkland, Wash.); Sr. League Softball and Big League Softball (Lower Sussex, Del.); Little League Softball (Portland, Ore.).

Divisional Championship Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network(s)

Wed, Jul 30 12 p.m. Softball Southwest Regional Final Tyler Denning, Megan Willis Longhorn Network 6:30 p.m. Big League Baseball Final Adnan Virk, Eric Wedge ESPN2, WatchESPN

Mon, Aug 4 7 p.m. Intermediate Baseball Final Mark Neely, Eduardo Perez ESPN2, WatchESPN

Fri, Aug 8 10 a.m. Sr. League Softball Semifinal - Game One Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf ESPN3, WatchESPN 1 p.m. Sr. League Softball Semifinal - Game Two Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf ESPNU, WatchESPN 4 p.m. Big League Softball Semifinal - Game One Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf ESPNU, WatchESPN 7 p.m. Big League Softball Semifinal - Game Two Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf ESPNU, WatchESPN

Sat, Aug 9 12 p.m. Sr. League Softball Final Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf ESPN, WatchESPN 5 p.m. Big League Softball Final Pam Ward, Cheri Kempf ESPN2, WatchESPN

Mon, Aug 11 1 p.m. Little League Softball Pool Play Holly Rowe, Michele Smith ESPN3, WatchESPN 4 p.m. Little League Softball Pool Play Holly Rowe, Michele Smith ESPN3, WatchESPN 7 p.m. Little League Softball Pool Play Cara Capuano, Michele Smith ESPN3, WatchESPN 10 p.m. Little League Softball Pool Play Cara Capuano, Michele Smith ESPN3, WatchESPN

Tue, Aug 12 6:30 p.m. Little League Softball Semifinal - Game One Cara Capuano, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe ESPN2, WatchESPN 9 p.m. Little League Softball Semifinal - Game Two Cara Capuano, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe ESPN2, WatchESPN

Wed, Aug 13 9 p.m. Little League Softball Final Cara Capuano, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe ESPN2, WatchESPN

Sat, Aug 16 2 p.m. Jr. League Baseball Final Mark Neely, Doug Glanville ESPN3, WatchESPN 2 p.m. Sr. League Baseball Final Clay Matvick, Alex Cora ESPNU, WatchESPN 5 p.m. Jr. League Softball Final Cara Capuano, Michele Smith ESPNEWS, WatchESPNSun, Aug 17 7 a.m. Sr. League Baseball Final (Re-air) Clay Matvick, Alex Cora ESPN2, WatchESPN 10 a.m. Jr. League Baseball Final (Re-air) Mark Neely, Doug Glanville ESPN2, WatchESPN

Tue, Aug 19 6 p.m. Jr. League Softball Final (Re-air) Cara Capuano, Michele Smith ESPN2, WatchESPN





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