Little League Central Region: Region News

Sunday, August 14
Kentucky wins Great Lakes, Iowa takes Midwest

They completed the championship game two days after it began in another state, but the all-stars of Bowling Green (Ky.) Eastern Little League earned a return to the Little League BaseballWorld Series after defeating Essexville-Hampton (Mich.) Little League 7-2 in the Great Lakes Region final.

The Great Lakes championship game began Saturday in Indianapolis but was halted by rain in the second inning. After being unable to play Sunday because of continued rain, both teams traveled to South Williamsport, Pa., and concluded the game there on Monday. Read more about it here.

The Kentucky champions will be joined by the Johnston (Iowa) Little League. They won the Midwest Region title Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Frontenac (Kan.) Little League in the championship game. Read more about it here.

The Little League Baseball World Series begins Thursday (Aug. 18) and continues through Aug. 28. 

Sunday, August 7
Little League Baseball: Central Region Championships

Twelve Little League Baseball all-star teams, each a state champion, have come to Indianapolis for the Central Region Championships. By the end of the week, two will emerge as champions of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, and they will advance to the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Below is the schedule of games this week. We invite you to come out to the Reuben F. Glick Little League Center and enjoy the action; admission is free. 

-- If you can't make it here, you can follow the action on ESPN3 or via Game Changer, which will provide scoring of all the games (Great Lakes RegionMidwest Region). Like us on Facebook to view updates.
-- Click on the tabs at left titled "LLBB Great Lakes teams" or "LLBB Midwest teams" to view photos and information on each of the teams in the tournament.
-- Also on the left is a list of all the past region champions. Click on "LLBB Region Champions" to view it.

--- Want to check on other Little League Baseball regionals? You'll find them all here


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Sunday, August 7
Central Region champs win Senior League Baseball World Series
2016CR sr. base champs
Clear Ridge Little League, the Central Region champion from Illinois, won the Senior League Baseball World Series, defeating Australia 7-2 in the championship game at Bangor, Maine, on Saturday. Read more here.

Saturday, July 30
Michigan team wins Central Region softball championship
2016 LLS champs

The all-stars from Grandville, Mich., are headed to the Little League Softball World Series after defeating the team from River Forest, Ill., 5-1 on Saturday in the final of the Central Region Championship at Stokely Field in Indianapolis.

Grandville compiled only five hits but managed to score in each of the first four innings.

Earlier Saturday, the Michigan team defeated Burlington, Iowa, 9-1 in a game that was suspended by rain on Friday.  The Illinois all-stars defeated Bedford, Ind., 8-3 in the other semifinal game on Friday.

Grandville next heads to Portland, Ore., to compete in the Little League Softball World Series, with games beginning on Aug. 10.

Little League Mom Survival Kit!

Tournament time is right around the corner and we all know what that means... multiple practices a week and long weekends at the ball park. There are ways to make those long practices and what feels like week-long weekends, more enjoyable and a lot less stressful. We thought we would help those dedicated moms out there and provide you with some tips on "Little League Survival Kits" to make you the 'Super Mom' of all Little League moms! Click on the link above for details! 

(Image by: Jill Parkin) 

Mom Survival Kit

Purchase Your Champions Walk Brick Today!
Click Here to order your brick for the Champions Walk here at the Central Region Headquarters!