A rematch of the Great Lakes Regional final will decide the winner of the Little League World Series.
Ohio and Michigan have fought through the LLWS brackets to reach the final stage, the championship game. It’s a bit different than past years where an American team reaches the final to face an international team, but that will not happen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But in the first Little League World Series championship game in two years, there is still plenty of excitement to be had in the matchup. There is a rivalry element between the two states (see: Buckeyes-Wolverines) and the revenge factor as Ohio looks to rebound after it lost the Great Lakes Regional final 9-1.
Sporting News will be providing live updates and inning-by-inning highlights from Ohio vs. Michigan. Follow below for complete results from the Little League World Series Championship.
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Little League World Series live updates, highlights from Ohio vs. Michigan
3:06 p.m.: It’s going to be Ohio’s Chance Retherford on the mound starting against Michigan’s Ethan Van Belle.
3:00 p.m.: The teams are getting ready to take the field.
2:40 p.m.: A few rival baseball teams weigh in on the LLWS. The game is scheduled to start in 20 minutes.
2:00 p.m.: Michigan is going for its second Little League World Series championship and first one since 1959, while Ohio is going for the state’s first-ever title. Which Midwest team will come out on top?
Little League World Series start time today
The matchup between Ohio and Michigan will take place at 3 p.m., five hours after the start of the consolation game between Hawaii and South Dakota. The championship will be carried by ABC as ESPN wraps up its coverage of the Little League World Series. It can also be streamed on ESPN+ or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Karl Ravech will be in the booth calling the play-by-play with Jessica Mendoza and Kyle Peterson providing analysis. Julie Foudy will be the reporter for the game.
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Little League World Series rosters
Here’s a look at the players on each team that will be fighting to be the latest squad crowned Little League World Series champion.
Coaching Staff: Ken Coomer (Manager), Danny Adams, Chris Craft
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Coaching Staff: Rick Thorning (Manager), Guido Ulin