TAYLOR, Michigan – The teams are set for the 2013 Junior League World Series which begins on Sunday August 11.
The tournament is divided into two pools with five teams each. The international teams will compete with one another while the US teams will play each other. The pool play will continue through August 15 followed by the semifinals on Friday August 16. The international pool champion and the US pool champion will play for the 2013 Junior League World Series title on Saturday August 17 live on ESPN3.com.
United States Pool
East – Massapequa Int’l L.L., Massapequa Park, New York
Southeast – Goodlettsville L.L., Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Central – Bedford L.L, Bedford, Indiana
Southwest – Lafayette L.L., Lafayette, Louisiana
West – Rio Rico L.L., Rio Rico, Arizona
Asia-Pacific – Shing-Ming Jr. L.L., Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei
Puerto Rico – Pequenas Ligas Manati, Manati, Puerto Rico
Europe & Africa – South Moravia L.L., Brno, Czech Republic
Latin America – Pariba L.L., Willemstad, Curacao
Canada – Rocky Mountain L.L., Calgary, Alberta
There will be a new champion this year after Rockledge, Florida failed to make it back. However, one interesting side note comes from Tennessee. Goodlettsville Little League won the Little League World Series a year ago. Now the league is sending a team to the Junior Little League World Series.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.