The opening matches are set to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Championship

Major League Baseball 2022 first round matches® The World Championship was officially announced during the Chairman’s Ceremony on 28The tenthLittle League® The International Conference at Howard G. Lamad Stadium. A pair of local Little Leggers® Of Pennsylvania District 12, Alexandra Mayulin and Jacob Mercado worked with minor league mascot, Dugout, to help randomly select baseballs to decide this year’s games.

In addition to celebrating the 75th birthdayThe tenth Anniversary of the iconic event, this year will also mark the first year of expansion to 20 teams, with four new teams heading to Williamsport with direct entry. Based on the graphics, here are the opening matches of the 2022 Little League Baseball World Series (all match times ET).

Wednesday 17 August 2022

  • Game 1: Latin America vs. Caribbean (Volunteers Stadium – 1pm)
  • Game 2: Southeast Zone vs New England Zone (Lamad Stadium – 3pm)
  • The third game: Australia Region vs Canada Region (Volunteers Stadium – 5pm)
  • Fourth game: Western District vs. Northwest District (Lamad Stadium – 7pm)

Thursday August 18 2022

  • Fifth game: Europe and Africa vs. Asia Pacific (Volunteers Stadium – 1pm)
  • Game 6: Great Lakes Region vs Midwest (Lamad Stadium – 3pm)
  • Game 7: Puerto Rico Zone vs Mexico Zone (Volunteers Stadium – 5pm)
  • Game 8: Mid-Atlantic vs Southwest (Lamad Stadium – 7pm)

Friday 19 August 2022

  • Game 9: Panama Zone vs Winner G1 (Volunteer Stadium – 1pm)
  • Game 10: Mountain District vs Winner G2 (Lamad Stadium – 3pm)
  • Game 11: Japan Zone vs Winner G3 (Volunteers Stadium – 5pm)
  • Game 12: Metro area opposite Winner G4 (Lamad Stadium – 7pm)

Download 2022 LLBWS Bracket

The first out of 20 teams has already been decided with the Aguadulce Cabezera Little League making history as Panama’s first direct entry into the tournament. The 2022 World Baseball Championship is scheduled to take place August 17-28, 2022, at the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and will be broadcast via the ESPN Family of Networks. To learn more about the 2022 World Baseball Championship, including the full schedule and downloadable bracket, please visit To help plan your trip to Williamsport, and learn more about the fan experience at this year’s event, be sure to check out all summer long for the latest updates and information.

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