After a year’s hiatus, the top Little League teams in the nation will again face off against one another to determine the very best.
The 2020 Little League World Series was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will return in 2021, albeit without the presence of spectators as it has decided that due to the rising case counts due to the delta variant, it would be safest to keep the stands empty. The 2021 tournament is also without international teams due to the pandemic.
Still, the young stars from across the country will again have the chance to make the pilgrimage to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in the hopes of capturing the LLWS title.
Here’s everything to know about the Little League World Series in 2021, including a full TV schedule plus an updated bracket and scores for every game.
Little League World Series bracket 2021
There will be 16 teams competing in a double-elimination bracket. So those teams that lose in their first-round matchup will have the chance to fight their way back to the final. In fact, one team in each of the Hank Aaron and Tom Seaver finals will be from the elimination bracket with the other team having won each of their previous three games to play for a chance in the final.
After the Aaron and Seaver finals, the two winners will advance to the Little League World Series final in a winner-take-all game, while the other two teams will play in a consolation game.
You can download a PDF of the full 2021 Little League World Series bracket here. The tournament schedule and scores from all of the games can be found below.
Little League World Series schedule
Little League World Series games will begin on Aug. 19 and run through Aug. 29, when the championship game will be held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Here is the complete TV schedule with start times and channels for each game.
Thursday, Aug. 19
|1||Hawaii vs. Connecticut||1 p.m.||ESPN|
|2||Tennessee vs. Ohio||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|3||Nebraska vs. New Jersey||5 p.m.||ESPN|
|4||New Hampshire vs. California||7 p.m.||ESPN|
Friday, Aug. 20
|5||Pennsylvania vs. Oregon||1 p.m.||ESPN|
|6||Michigan vs. Florida||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|7||Louisiana vs. South Dakota||5 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||Washington vs. Texas||7 p.m.||ESPN2|
Saturday, Aug. 21
|9||Loser 2 vs. Loser 4||1 p.m.||ESPN|
|10||Loser 1 vs. Loser 3||3 p.m.||ABC|
|11||Loser 6 vs. Loser 8||6 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||Loser 5 vs. Loser 7||8 p.m.||ESPN|
Sunday, Aug. 22
|13||Winner 2 vs. Winner 4||9 a.m.||ESPN|
|14||Winner 1 vs. Winner 3||11 a.m.||ESPN|
|15||Winner 6 vs. Winner 8||1 p.m.||ESPN|
|16||Winner 5 vs. Winner 7||2 p.m.||ABC|
Monday, Aug. 23
|17||Loser 15 vs. Winner 10||1 p.m.||ESPN|
|18||Loser 16 vs. Winner 9||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|19||Winner 12 vs. Loser 13||5 p.m.||ESPN2|
|20||Winner 11 vs. Loser 14||7 p.m.||ESPN2|
Tuesday, Aug. 24
|21||Winner 18 vs. Winner 19||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|22||Winner 17 vs. Winner 20||7:30 p.m.||ESPN|
Wednesday, Aug. 25
|23||Winner 13 vs. Winner 16||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|24||Winner 14 vs. Winner 15||7:30 p.m.||ESPN|
Thursday, Aug. 26
|25||Loser 24 vs. Winner 22||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|26||Loser 23 vs. Winner 21||7 p.m.||ESPN|
Saturday, Aug. 28
|27||Winner 23 vs. Winner 26||12:30 p.m.||ABC|
|28||Winner 24 vs. Winner 25||3:30 p.m.||ABC|
Sunday, Aug. 29
|29 (Consolation)||Loser 27 vs. Loser 28||10 a.m.||ESPN|
|30 (Final)||Winner 27 vs. Winner 28||3 p.m.||ABC|
How to watch Little League World Series games
ESPN will be carrying the Little League World Series throughout August, with one of its channels scheduled to air each of the games. Most will be on the main ESPN channel, with a few carried on ESPN2. The two semifinal games and the final game will both be on ABC, as will two other games in the bracket.
Little League World Series teams, rosters
Below are the teams competing in the 2021 Little League World Series. There are 16 teams total in this year’s field, all from the United States. International teams, which customarily compete in an eight-team bracket opposite the U.S., were not invited to the 2021 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hank Aaron championship teams
|Hawaii||Honolulu Little League||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Nebraska||Hastings Baseball Little League||Hastings, Neb.|
|Michigan||Taylor North Little League||Taylor, Mich.|
|Washington||Eastlake Little League||Sammamish, Wa.|
|Connecticut||Manchester Little League||Manchester, Conn.|
|New Jersey||Toms River East Little League||Toms River, N.J.|
|Florida||Martin County North Little League||Palm City, Fla.|
|Texas||Wylie Little League||Abilene, Texas|
Tom Seaver championship teams
|Tennessee||Nolensville Little League||Nolensville, Tenn.|
|New Hampshire||North Manchester-Hooksett Little League||Hooksett, N.H.|
|Pennsylvania||Upper Providence Little League||Oaks, Pa.|
|Louisiana||Lafayette Little League||Lafayette, La.|
|Ohio||West Side Little League||Hamilton, Ohio|
|California||Torrance Little League||Torrance, Calif.|
|Oregon||Lake Oswego Little League||Lake Oswego, Ore.|
|South Dakota||Sioux Falls Little League||Sioux Falls, S.D.|