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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Regions Realigned for 2013: Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series

Australia will have an entry in the Little League Baseball World Series, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Three of the existing 16 regions will be realigned, it was decided in last week’s meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors. The new alignment gives Australia’s national champion in the Little League Baseball Division an automatic berth in the World Series (along with Canada, Mexico, and Japan).

“The 16 regions that send teams to the Little League Baseball World Series are based on participation numbers at the local league level,” Mr. Keener said. “In the last few years, we have seen tremendous growth in Australia – so much so that Australia is now our fourth-largest country in terms of total participation. We expect and hope to see additional growth in Australia, particularly in softball and teenage baseball.”

The other 12-year-olds will be disappointed when they find out that the Aussies do not, in fact, have pet kangaroos.

Gamingboy Posted: September 02, 2012 at 04:44 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. 3Com Park Posted: September 03, 2012 at 12:01 PM (#4225491)
This is too bad.

If you watched this year, there was all this love showered on the team from Uganda for building a program and making it to the LLWS.

Well, forget that. It will never happen again. Africa has now been grouped with all of Europe and the Middle East.

The reason, I guess, is that Australia could never get a team out of the Pacific grouping. Australia should get to come because they have a great program, but there should also be a place for less skilled teams from non-baseball countries.
   2. Gamingboy Posted: September 03, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4225637)
Considering that Uganda was able to beat some pretty good Mid-East teams that were made up of American expats to get in this year, and then was able to beat an American team in a consolation game, I think it's still probably safe to say they have a pretty good chance to qualify in future years.

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