How to watch Little League Softball World Series Regionals on July 28 | Stream, Start Times, Preview

With two sets of regional competitions wrapping up, there are a few teams left, all of whom still have a chance of securing a place in the Little League Softball World Series.

  • Watch Little League Softball World Championships on ESPN +

Ashland (Kentucky) vs. Polk City (USA)

  • time: 10 a.m. ET
  • where: Central District Headquarters (Whitestown, Indiana)
  • Stream: ESPN +

Kentucky had an excellent start in the elimination game against Appleton (Wisconsin) on Wednesday. After a short delay in the rain, Ashland stormed out of the gate by eight runs in the opening inning. After adding three more in the third set, Wisconsin tried to provide some form of a comeback, but Kentucky cleared any doubts by seven runs in the fourth and fifth frames, staying alive with a Mercy base win 18-6. Four Ashland players had at least three hits, including Haeleigh Sharp, who went 4-4 with three RBIs.

Polk City will have to quickly get rid of a tough match against Colombia (MO). Coming late early, Iowa State ended up allowing nine runs in the sixth inning, en route to a 17-0 loss.

Floyds Knob (IN) vs. Beardstown (IL)

  • time: 1 p.m. Eastern time
  • where: Central District Headquarters (Whitestown, Indiana)
  • Stream: ESPN +

Another strong defensive effort from Floyds Knob kept his season alive. Aubrey Duckworth put in a superb performance against Claire (Michigan) on Wednesday, scoring five goals and only allowing five strikes in the six-game game. Indiana scored runs in the second and third innings to jump ahead, before Michigan returned in one inning. However, Floyds Knob managed to close the door after that, holding on to the 2-1 win.

Birdstown offense wasn’t able to capitalize on its chances against Boardman (Ohio) on Wednesday. They left quite a few runners at base, despite scoring five hits, and were only able to score one run thanks to Addilynn Tracy RBI, as they fell for the first time in the tournament, 5-1.

Columbia (MO) vs. Boardman (Ohio)

  • time: 4 p.m. Eastern time
  • where: Central District Headquarters (Whitestown, Indiana)
  • Stream: ESPN +

Missouri’s offensive was up front against Floyd’s Knob (IA) on Wednesday. After scoring first in the opening rounds, Colombia added five in the second half to lead by six runs. Then, in the last inning of play, Missouri put Iowa State nine points behind, and took a 17-0 win. Jaylynn Brown had quite the afternoon, going 3-3 with three RBIs and scoring a pair of runs.

Boardman used an excellent showing and hit in time to start with a pair of winnings so far regionally. On Wednesday against Birdstown (Illinois), Emma Davis pitched another gem, hitting nine players, allowing only one run in the six rounds. A couple runs early, and some late lockouts helped Ohio State win 5-1. Addie Rudge is certified with a pair of Boardman RBIs.

The winner of this match will be the first team to earn a place in the championship match on Friday.

Floyds Knob (IA) / Beardstown (IL) vs. Ashland (KY) / Columbia (MO)

  • time: 7 p.m. Eastern time
  • where: Central District Headquarters (Whitestown, Indiana)
  • Stream: ESPN +

In the final elimination game the night before the championship game, the winner of the Iowa-Illinois game will face the winner of the Kentucky game against Missouri to see who plays in Game One on Friday.

Delmar (MD) vs. Georgetown (DE)

  • time: 5 p.m. Eastern time
  • where: A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center (Bristol, Conn.)
  • Stream: ESPN +

Delmar entered the regional tournament scoring 3-0 after beating Toms River on Tuesday. Maryland has scored a total of 39 points so far in the tournament (granted, 29 scored in its first game against Washington, DC). Macy Rickards was one of the tournament’s best offensive weapons, going 7-7 with eight RBIs in all three matches.

After hitting Toms River (NJ) 16-3 on Wednesday, the Delaware team has a chance to plan a trip to Greenville. After losing to New Jersey earlier in the area, Georgetown has since won three straight games 43-5. Adeline Lutz was one of the top hitters on the team, going 11-15 in the area with seven RBIs and scoring nine runs.

  • Watch Little League Softball World Championships on ESPN +

Milford (CT) vs Colchester (VT)

  • time: 12 pm Eastern time
  • where: A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center (Bristol, Conn.)
  • Stream: ESPN +

Milford’s big third inning on Tuesday against Buxton helped send them into the championship game. The Connecticut team scored 22 runs in their three wins. Lili Stankevich has led three rounds, scored six goals, and gone 6-9 in the tournament so far. They’ve had an excellent showing from Maddy Bonanno and Sophia Horvack, with Horvack taking out 12 players in nine rounds of action so far in the tournament.

Vermont had to fight to get to the championship match. After losing its first game of the tournament, Colchester beat Rhode Island, before recovering to defeat Buxton (Middle East) on Wednesday. Late 6-2 in the second half, Vermont ditched the lead, but still trailed with a header at the bottom of the sixth inning. After leading Taylor Davidson in a tie race, Athalie Fane-Cushing drove it to give Colchester a 7-6 win.

This is a rematch of last Sunday, when the Connecticut team won 4-1.

Kev Crick (Arizona) vs. Eli (Nevada)

  • time: 9 p.m. Eastern time
  • where: Houghton Stadium (San Bernardino, California)
  • Stream: ESPN +

Not only did Arizona survive the regional championship, but earn itself one win from a trip to Greenville, they took business against Chico (Northern California) on Tuesday. Splitting the teams in the first inning, Cave Creek placed seventh in the third inning, before adding three more in the fourth, including Homer in the garden from Ava Fossey, to win the Mercy base, 11-1. Elise Pottinger ended up leading 3-3 with two RBIs and scored twice in the win.

Eli will play his third regional game on Thursday after also losing his first. Against La Verne (S-CA), they couldn’t keep the runners off the base tracks, allowing Southern California to score eight runs over two rounds en route to a 10-0 win at Mercy Rule.

  • Watch Little League Softball World Championships on ESPN +

Hermstone (OR) vs. Billings (MT)

  • time: 3 p.m. Eastern time
  • where: Houghton Stadium (San Bernardino, California)
  • Stream: ESPN +

In one of the strangest matches so far in the tournament, Billing and Palmer (AK) scored a total of 34 runs in a game on Tuesday afternoon. Alaska took an 8-4 lead into the fourth game, when Montana hit the tire 13 times to make a huge lead. They accumulated six other players in the last game to come out with a 23-11 victory. Rayvin Fisher had a great day, going 5-5 with seven hitting runs, scoring four runs and running home.

The few days between games seem to have hurt the Oregon team. After winning their first two games by a 27-0 aggregate score, Issaquah (WA) closed in on Hermston on Wednesday. They were held back by just one stroke in the 5-1 loss, with only seven making it to base.

The winner of this match will play Issaquah in the championship game on Friday.

For the full regional schedule and results, visit LittleLeague.org