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Its Official for 2015

Last week the Little League International Board of Directors approved the dates for the 2015 Softball World Series the 12th year at Lower Sussex.

Our dates are August 2 to August 9 with teams arriving on August 1.

TV games are listed below:

  • Friday - August 7 - 2 - Big League semi final games.
  • Saturday - August 8 - 1 - Big League Championship Game & 2 Senior League semi final games following the championship game.
  • Sunday - August 9 - 1 Senior League Championship game.
Complete Official Schedules and other guidelines will be coming soon.


USA Central has 2 in a Row
But a couple of Little Leagues in Florida have even longer runs as the Little League Senior League World Series Champion.

Wellswood - Tampa Florida Little League won the 1976, 1977, and 1978 World Series.

Greater Naples Little League ran off 8 consecutive wins from 1989-1997, and had earlier won the series in 1982. The Naples Little League of Florida also has 2 World Series wins, but not in consecutive years (1980 & 1984).

But since 1997, no team has won in consecutive years, except District 11, South Bend.

The only other team to win 2 titles in that time is the ASOFEM Little League of Maunabo, Puerto Rico, who won the title in 2008 and 2012.



USA Central 2014 Champs
USA Central from District 11 Little League in South Bend Indiana captured the 2014 Senior Softball World Series crown for the second consecutive year with a 5-0 win over USA West from Missoula, Montana.

In the Consolation Game at Connie Mack Field, East defeated Southwest 2-1.

We are starting to update the individual game pages with the official scorebooks from the games. You can reach the game page with links to the box score from the Schedule Page (click on the game #)

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Saturday's Final Game Set
Its West vs Central for the Senor Softball World Series title.

The "Zoo" from Missoula, Montana, the West beat the East, the team from Pennslyvania, 5-1 as their offense exploded for 3 runs in the 3rd and 2 more in the 4th after East squeezed an unearned run across the plate to take a 1-0 lead. Holly Hale drove in 2 runs, so did Kaylee Rosenbaum, while Macey Neubarry was striking out 15!

Earlier, Central scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 7th to secure a 1-0 pass to the final. Nichole Kirkpatrick got the win, pitching a 4 hit shutout, striking out 6. Ashton Woods singled in the 7th. With 2 outs, Alyssa Gutierrez bunted a pop fly up the first base line that was mishandled by the Southwest pitcher which allowed Woods to score the walkoff run.

Central will be the home team for the Final of the Senor Softball World Series - played on Layton Field at Noon - The game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN 3.



Here are the Games for Friday:
First Semifinal 10:00 AM, Layton Field Southwest at Central on ESPN 3

Second Semifinal 1:00 PM, Layton Field East at West on ESPN U

Consolation Games:
Asia Pacific vs District III - 10 AM Connie Mack
Canada vs Europe-Africa - 1 PM Connie Mack
Southeast vs Latin America - 4 PM Connie Mack



Wednesday at the Senior Softball World Series
It was Harris-Teeter day at Roxana and the teams served up a mix selection of results.

In Pool A, Southwest won their 3rd game, defeating Asia-Pacific 7-3 and holding on to the lead. The #2 team in the pool, West (2-1) also won, besting Southeast 9-2, keeping pace with the leader. West will face Southeast Thursday, and that will decide the pool.

Meanwhile, in Pool B, Central (3-0) had the night off, and will face Europe-Africa Thursday with the top spot in the pool on the line. Latin America (2-1) and East (2-1) both won their games by a wide margin Wednesday, and face off on Thursday with the #2 slot in the pool on the line.

Games get under way at 3 PM, at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana.



Wednesday is Harris-Teeter Day
You've seen their signs around the Roxana Little League Complex, and now the 2014 Little League Big and Senior League World Series takes a day to recognize Harris-Teeter, Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy one of our major sponsors.

Harris-Teeter Day includes a chance to get to know this multi-state but local Supermarket Chain, meet some of their store personnel at the park, and maybe even get a picture with "Harry the Happy Harris-Teeter Dragon!"

Its another fun day at the World Series, bring your camera 'cause Harry loves to get his picture taken with you. The first games start at 3:00 PM at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana, DE.



Tuesday Highlights
USA Central won their 3rd game in the Series over the East, 11-1, as they continue to dominate the competition in Pool B of the Senior League. Also in the driver's seat is the USA Southwest team in Pool A, with their 2nd win Tuesday over Canada, 5-4. Central has Wednesday off, and Southwest faces an 0-2 Asia Pacific team.

Scores from Tuesday:

  • Central 11, East 1
  • Southeast 13, Asia Pacific 0
  • Europe Africa - 11, Host Dist 3 - 7
  • Southwest - 5, Canada - 4

Games continue Wednesday at 3 PM with Central and Canada drawing the day off.



We Played Late into the Night
But we got all 4 games that were delayed by Sunday's afternoon rain storm played by 1 AM Monday morning.

There might be a few loose ends from the late hour, but we should have everything resolved before we start play at 3 PM today.

Some good matchups today, including the Host team (who is trying to get back on track after losing their opener) against a Central Team that rolled over Latin American late in the evening Sunday 10-5. Host D-3 vs Central is at 8 PM on Connie Mack.

Asia Pacific plays their first game against West and Latin America will try to get a win against Europe-Africa. Canada will take their Sunday game against Southeast who also played late Sunday.

Looks like 4 important games for the teams today, starting at 3 PM at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana.



Southwest Team Coming From Brownsville
The Texas West Champ, East Brownsville of Brownsville, Texas had to face off against their cross state rival Wednesday to earn a slot in the 2014 Senior Softball World Series.

They won the final game over the Calhoun County Little League team 9-5 to earn a spot on the World Series team roster. They take on USA Southeast in the 8 PM game at Bruce Layton Field Sunday.



Missoula wins a Barnburner to Earn Senior League Berth
It took a total of 25 runs in 7 innings to get a winner, but the Host team from Missoula, MT, finally prevailed 15-10 over runner up Southern California to earn the USA West Senior League slot in the 2014 Little League Senior Softball World Series.

The Regional's Host team was no stranger to scoring, plating 121 runs in the 9 games of the West Regional where they finished 8-1. They also played decent defense, allowing just 25 runs in the 9 games. Their only loss was a 5-4 loss to Southern California.

The World Series starts on Sunday - expect USA West to bring the fireworks.



Indiana Dist 11 returns as USA Central
The Indiana District 11 All Star team from South Bend, last year's Champions, will be back to defend their title in 2014.

It took a 2-0 win over Ohio to earn the berth.

USA Central won the series last year by beating the Europe-Africa team and taking their first title at Roxana.



Nanticoke is the 2014 Host
The Nanticoke Little League Senior Softball Team secured the Host slot in the 2014 Little League Senior Softball World Series Sunday night.

The team from Seaford, DE, won all 3 games they played in the District 3 Tournament. The Delaware District 3 Senior Softball champion plays host in the World Series every year.

Nanticoke was the Host team in 2006, and lost in the Championship game to USA East.



Poland Returns to the Series
the UKS Softball Klub Wroclaw Little LeagueL of Wroclaw, Poland defeated The Rotterdam/Den Hagg Little League of the Netherlands 9-8 to earn their berth in the 2014 Little League Senior Softball World Series, Sunday afternoon.


ASOFEM Again!
The ASOFEM Little League of Maunabo, Puerto Rico, earned their eight consecutive Little League Senior Softball World Series appearance Sunday with a 2 game sweep of the Soraida Juliana Little League Senior Team of Curacao at the Latin American Regional held in Guanica, Puerto Rico.

During pool play, ASOFEM had lost a one run, 6-5 decision to Curacao, but turned it on when it counted, defeating Curacao in the Championship round, 10-7 and 9-1.

ASOFEM currently holds 2 World Series Titles (2008 & 2012) and finished 2nd in 2011 since the Senior Softball World Series moved to Lower Sussex Delaware in 2004. Soraida Juliana Little League last appeared in the World Series in 2006.



Victoria Returns to Represent Canada
The team from Victoria, British Columbia has been selected to represent Canada in the 2014 Senior League Softball World Series.


Philippines to Represent Asia-Pacific
The Smokey Mountain Little League team of the Philippines won the Asia-Pacific Regional Tournament held at Clark, Philippines to advance to the Senior League Softball World Series.

The team defeated Guam to advance.



World Series Finals (and Semi-Finals) on TV This Year
The ESPN Family of Networks will be broadcasting both of Friday's Little League Senior Softball World Series Semi-Finals and Saturday's Final games from Bruce Layton Field in 2014. The Semi-Final games with the top team in each pool facing the #2 team in the opposite pool, are currently scheduled to be broadcast as follows:
  • Game 21 - ESPN 3 at 10:00 AM
  • Game 23 - ESPN-U at 1:00 PM.
The Championship Game will be on ESPN at Noon featuring the winners of Friday's semi-finals.


Follow the Games on Game Changer
Here is the link to follow the Senior Softball Games on GameChanger

Little League Senior Softball World Series site. Click on the "Stats and Box Score" links on the games.



Looking for 2015 Sponsors
Wonder how you can become a sponsor of the 2015 Little League Senior & Big League Softball World Series?

There are a lot of benefits:
  • You help support the Little League Athletic Program for Young Women.
  • You help support the Tourism Business in Lower Delaware.
  • You even can help provide local support your business.

Being part of the Little League Senior Softball World Series can be a lot more than just making a donation, and we've got a great story to tell.

Call Jim Elliott, 302 337-3653 or Marketing@SeniorSoftballWS.org. Ask how you can help support Delmarva's Largest International Youth Sporting Event.


Looking for a Place to Stay on Delmarva?
We are a resort area, but the best way to check for places to stay at the World Series is: To Be Announced


Game scores, inning by inning and game commentary highlights and photos are uploaded in near real time during the tournament games. Use this link to jump to the Games Section

If you have questions, sponsorship inquiries, suggestions, etc., send email to: email information request

For other information not posted here, you may visit the Official Little League web site http://www.LittleLeague.org


Additional Local information:

General Information, Area maps,  game schedules, Local Area Resource Links for Lodging, dining, churches, and more, team rosters are posted here as we receive them.


Prior Year's Results:

Additional information on the games, such as batting averages, pitching and fielding statistics are available at the Senior Softball archive page

District 3 also hosted the Major Girl's Softball Regional Tournament prior to 2004. Here is that archive.


 
Premier Sponsors
Sussex County, Delaware
Carl M Freeman Companies
 
Platinium Sponsor
At The Beach , www.AtBeach.com!

Haris Teeter
Nicola Pizza
Delmarva Cleaners
Beebe Medical Center
 
Golden Sponsors
Discover Bank
 
Silver Sponsors
Coastal Point Press
Southern Delaware Tourism
Wilgus Associates
Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware
Nanticoke Hospital
Peninsula Dental of Millsboro, Delaware
GeorgeTown Chamber of commerce


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