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2014 Little League® Intermediate World Series
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Note: The 2015 Intermediate World Series will be in Livermore from Aug 2 to 8.

Overview

The Little League® Intermediate World Series was held at Max Baer Park in Livermore California from July 29 through August 4, 2014.
This is the second year of the Intermediate World Series.
In 2014 the Intermediate World Series will feature 6 US teams (one District 57 and 5 regional champions) and 5 International regional champion teams.
This is one additional International team from last year.
There will be 22 total games played 2014 vs. 20 (including the Challenger game) played in 2013.

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Bill Nale of eLivermore.com is the official photographer for the 2014 World Series.

The Intermediate Division consists of ages 11 to 13, but will mostly be 13 year olds.
The division is also knows as "50/70" as the distance from the pitching rubber to the plate is 50 feet, and the distance between the bases is 70 feet.
Rules are very similar to the Jr. 80s Division (80 feet between bases) in that playing off and stealing bases are allowed.

Note that the more well known Little League® World Series is the "Majors" world series held in Williamsport, PA in August.

Results and box scores of past World Series (on LL website)


 

Teams

Region Team Playoff Site Record Day 1
Tues 7/29
Day 2
Wed 7/30
Day 3
Thurs 7/31
Day 4
Fri 8/1
Day 5
Sat 8/2
Day 6
Sun 8/3
Day 7
Mon 8/4

US

Southeast

Barboursville LL
Barboursville, West Virginia
Southeast 2-2 7:00pm
vs. CA57
Game 4
W 12-2
7:00pm
vs. West
Game 7
L 2-13
12:30pm
vs. Central
Game 8
W 5-1
12:30pm
vs. Southwest
Game 12
L 5-8
     

CA 57
(host)

Canyon Creek LL,
San Ramon, CA

-

1-2 7:00pm
vs. Southeast
Game 4
L 2-12
  7:00pm
vs. Southwest
Game 10
L 1-4
  12:30pm
vs. Europe-Africa
Game 98
W 9-6
   

East

Berlin LL,
Berlin Maryland
East 3-2 12:30pm
vs. Central
Game 2
W 8-2
12:30pm
vs. Southwest
Game 5
W 11-8
  7:00pm
vs. West
Game 14
L 1-4
7:00pm
vs. Southwest
Game 16
W 8-2
4:00pm
vs. West
Game 18
L 5-6
 

Central

Taylor LL,
Taylor, Michigan
Central 0-3 12:30pm
vs. East
Game 2
L 2-8
  12:30
vs. Southeast
Game 8
L 1-5
  9:00am
vs. Canada
Game 97
L 6-7
   

West

Nogales National LL
Nogales, AZ
West 4-0   7:00pm
vs. Southeast
Game 7
W 13-2
  7:00pm
vs. East
Game 14
W 4-1
  4:00pm
vs. East
Game 18
W 6-5
4:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 19
W 11-4

Southwest

Mid City LL
Midland, Texas
Southwest 2-2   12:30pm
vs. East
Game 5
L 8-11
7:00pm
vs. CA57
Game 10
W 4-1
12:30pm
vs. Southeast
Game 12
W 8-5
7:00pm
vs. East
Game 16
L 2-8
   


International

Canada

Whalley LL -
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada 1-2 9:00am
vs. Latin America
Game 1
L 1-11
  4:00pm
vs. Asia-Pacific
Game 9
L 2-9  8 innings
  9:00am
vs. Central
Game 97
W 7-6
   

Latin
America

Papao LL,
Curaco
Latin America 2-2 9:00am
vs. Canada
Game 1
W 11-1
    4:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 13
L 4-6
4:00pm
vs. Asia-Pacific
Game 15
W 5-3 (9 inn)
12:30pm
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 17
L 2-3
 

Asia-
Pacific

Seoul LL,
Seoul Korea
Asia-Pacific 2-2 4:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 3
L 2-7

 
4:00pm
vs. Canada
Game 9
W 9-2  8 innings
9:00am
vs. Europe-Africa
Game 11
W 4-3
4:00pm
vs. Latin America
Game 15
L 3-5 (9 inn)
   

Puerto
Rico

Liga de Beisbol Samaritana LL,
San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

-

4-1 4:00pm
vs. Asia Pacific
Game 3
W 7-2
4:00pm
vs. Europe-Africa
Game 6
W 17-2
  4:00pm
vs. Latin America
Game 13
W 6-4
  12:30pm
vs. Latin America
Game 17
W 3-2
4:00pm
vs. West
Game 19
L 4-11

Europe-Africa

South Moravia LL,
Brno, Czech Republic
Europe-Africa 0-3   4:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 6
L 2-17
  9:00am
vs. Asia-Pacific
Game 11
L 3-4
12:30pm
vs. CA 57
Game 98
L 6-9
   

All teams will play a minimum of 3 games.  In some cases the 3rd game may be a "Goodwill" game.

The teams from Puerto Rico and the Czech Republic are the same leagues that played in the 2013 LLWS in Williamsport, PA

 


Chronological Game Schedule

Game Score Teams Date/Time First
Pitch
Time
Last
Play
Time
Length
h:mm
Actual
Innings
Game Type
-  

World Series Parade

Mon, July 28, 6:00pm

       

Parade

 
1 11-1 Latin America at Canada

Tues, July 29, 9:00am

9:04am 11:06am 2:02 7

International Opening Round

2 8-2 East at Central

Tues, July 29, 12:30pm

12:19pm 2:05pm 1:46 7

US Opening Round

3 2-7 Asia Pacific at Puerto Rico.

Tues, July 29, 4:00pm

4:03pm 6:30pm 2:27 7

International Opening Round

4

2-12

District 57 at Southeast

Tues, July 29, 7:00pm

7:29pm ~9:20pm ~1:51 5

US Opening Round

 
5 11-8 East (W2) at. Southwest

Wed, July 30, 12:30pm

12:29pm 3:05pm 2:36 7

US Winners Bracket Game

6 17-2 Puerto Rico (W3) at Europe-Africa

Wed, July 30, 4:00pm

3:58pm 6:05pm 2:07 6

International Winners Bracket Game

7 2-13 Southeast (W4) at West

Wed, July 30, 7:00pm

7:02pm 8:54pm 1:52 5

US Winners Bracket Game

 
8 1-5 Central (L2) at. Southeast (L7)

Thurs, July 31, 12:30pm

12:31pm 2:27pm 1:56 7

US Elimination Game

9 9-2 (8) Asia Pacific (L3) at. Canada (L1)

Thurs, July 31, 4:00pm

3:58pm 6:50pm 2:52 8

International Elimination Game

10 1-4 (B7)  District 57 (L4) at Southwest (L5)

Thurs, July 31, 7:00pm

7:48pm 9:56pm 2:08 7

US Elimination Game

 
11 3-4 Europe-Africa(L6) at Asia Pacific (W9)

Fri, Aug 1, 9:00am

9:01am 11:18am 2:17 7

International Elimination Game

12 8-5 Southwest (W10) at. Southeast (W8)

Fri, Aug 1, 12:30pm

12:28pm 2:47pm 2:19 7

US Elimination Game

13 4-6 Latin America (W1) at Puerto Rico (W6).

Fri, Aug 1, 4:00pm

4:07pm 6:29pm 2:22 7

International Winners Bracket Game

14 1-4 East (W5) at. West (W7)

Fri, Aug 1, 7:00pm

7:31pm 9:31pm 2:00 7

US Winners Bracket Game

 
97 6-7 Central (L8) at Canada (L9)

Sat, Aug 2, 9:00am

9:04am 11:18am 2:14 7

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

98 6-9 Europe-Africa (L11) at District 57 (L10)

Sat, Aug 2, 12:30pm

12:32pm 2:46pm 2:14 7

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

15 5-3 (9) Latin America (L13) at Asia Pacific (W11).

Sat, Aug 2, 4:00pm

4:09pm 6:59pm 2:50 9

International Elimination Game

16 8-2 East (L14) at Southwest (W12)

Sat, Aug 2, 7:00pm

8:01pm 9:57pm 1:56 7

US Elimination Game

 
99 tie CA Dist 44 vs. CA Dist 14

Sun, Aug 3, 10:00am

10:23am 11:27am 1:04  

Challenger Game

17 2-3 (B7) Latin America (W15) at Puerto Rico (W13)

Sun, Aug 3, 12:30pm

12:36pm 2:45pm 2:09 7

International Final.  Single Elimination

18 6-5 West (W14) at East (W16)

Sun, Aug 3, 4:00pm

4:00pm 5:48pm 1:48 7

US Final.  Single Elimination

 
19 4-11  Puerto Rico (W17) at West (W18)

Mon, Aug 4, 4:00pm

4:08pm 6:42pm 2:34 7

World Championship.  Single Game.
Broadcast Live on ESPN2.


Color Key:

International Bracket Game

US Bracket Game

Goodwill or Exhibition Game

World Championship Game

B7 = Bottom of the 7th win.
All times are PDT (Pacific Daylight time) which is UTC-7.

 


2014 Intermediate World Series Game Chart

Note:  The US and International Championship games are single elimination, even though one of the teams enters with 1 loss and other with 0 losses.
There is NOT an "if necessary" game if the team from the elimination bracket wins.  The winner of the Championship games goes on to the finals.


Home Runs

Game Player w/Photo link Uniform # Team Comments
G02

Matthew Kinsey

#8

East

 

G05

Tristan McDonough

#14

East

Grand Slam

G06

Edgar Baez

#12

Puerto Rico

 

G07

Jayce Gould

#4

Southeast

 

G10

Jordan Matthews

#7

Southwest

 

G12

Riggs McDonald

#13

Southwest

 

G14

Tristan McDonough

#14

East

His 2nd

G14

Jorge Bojorquez

#9

West

G17

Leonardo Lizardi

#20

Puerto Rico

 

G19

Dustin Bermudez

#6

West

There were 10 home runs.
9 different players hit home runs.
1 players hit 2.
9 games had home runs.
There was 1 grand slam, in a winning effort.


Intermediate Basics

  2013 and 2014 World Series Stats
  2013 2014
Total games 19 plus the Challenger game 21 plus the Challenger Game
Teams 6 US and 4 International 6 US and 5 International
Total attendance Over 36,000. Over 37,500
Championship Game Attendance 6650 10,000
TV Coverage The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.  See photos of the TV production setup
The same equipment was used as is used for Monday Night Football.
The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.
Photos Tri-Valley Studios was the official photographer.
All games were also photographed by Bill Nale of eLivermore.com
About 6300 total. Over 1300 photos appear on this website.
Bill Nale of eLivermore.comwas the official photographer
with help from Dick Jones.
for the 2014 World Series.  See Photos Here
Championship Game Izumisano LL - Osaka, Japan (Asia-Pacific Region) Wins the World Series 10-1 over
Collier Township/Chartiers Valley LL  - Collier Township, PA (East)
Nogales National LL, Nogales, AZ Wins the World Series 11-4 over
Liga de Beisbol Samaritana LL, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
 
General Intermediate stats
Distance between bases 70 feet
Distance, Pitchers rubber to the plate 50 feet
Team sizes Typically 14 players
Innings played 7
Age Group 11-13 year olds
Max runs per inning no limit.
Mercy Rule If a team is behind by 10 or more runs after they have batted in the 5th inning the game is over.

  Max Baer 1 Specifics
Distance from the plate to the outfield fence About 260 feet (Max Baer 1 distance)
Outfield Fence Height About 10 feet (Max Baer 1 distance).
Fence The field is completely surrounded by a chain link fence about 10 feet high.  It is much higher behind the plate (see photo below).
Dogs Dogs are NOT permitted.  However, there is a dog park 60 feet beyond the Left Field fence with a view of the games.
Bull Pens Bull pens are down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
Name of the Park Max Baer Park is named for the boxer Max Baer.  Born in 1909, his family moved to Livermore when he was 15.  He became the Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1934.  His son, Max Baer Jr. is an actor, director, and producer known mainly for playing Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies.  Max Baer Sr. also did some acting.  While in Livermore, he lived in a house that is within the current park, near where the pre-school building is now, by Max Baer 2 field, on Murdell Lane.

  Some basic rules
Playing off, stealing Playing off and stealing are permitted.
On Deck Batter On-deck batters are allowed.
Substitution There is unlimited substitution (a player may go back in after exiting the game).
  There are rules about where they can be inserted in the batting order.  I.E. you can't keep batting a player over and over.
Special Pinch Runner One Special Pinch Runner (SPR) may be used by each team each inning.  A Special Pinch Runner may run for another player who is on base.
Pitch count limits 13 year olds are limited to 95 pitches.  11-12 year olds are limited to 85 pitches.  If they reach the limit during a batter, they may finish the batter.
Pitchers must also observe days of rest until they may pitch again based on the following table:
   1-20 pitches thrown:  0 days rest (may pitch the next day)
   21-35 pitches thrown:  1 days rest
   36-50 pitches thrown:  2 days rest
   51-65 pitches thrown:  3 days rest
   66 or more pitches thrown:  4 days rest
If a pitcher reaches a specific limit while facing a batter, he may finish the batter and still be considered to be within the range.
A pitcher removed from the mound may return provided that he has played a different defensive position since pitching (was not removed from the game).  He can return only once.
A player who has played as catcher for 4 or more innings may not pitch that day.
Minimum # of games All teams will play a minimum of 3 games. Some team's 3rd game may be a "Goodwill Game", having already been eliminated.

  What to expect / Fan Guide
Seating There are bleachers for about 600 people.  Attendance varies based on the game, but the Championship game had about 6650 people attending.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets for viewing from the outfield.  Outfield viewing had a casual festive atmosphere.  It is where It took most of my photos from last year, and provides excellent viewing.  The outfield area in dead center field is blocked off so that the batter and catcher have a neutral background and are not distracted.
Weather Rain is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.  Rain is very rare in Livermore in the summer.  The rainy season is in the winter.  It just forgot to show up this past winter.
Temperature: Highs are generally in the mid 80s to high 90s, and sometimes over 100F.  Lows are generally in the high 50s to low 60s.
   For the 7:30 games, it will cool off considerably by the end of the game.
Humidity: low.  It's great.
Livermore, like most of California is currently in a drought.  The baseball field itself will be green, but the rest of the grass in the park will be somewhat "golden" brown.  The hills that surround Livermore get that way every year.  Hence the "Golden State".
Photography Photography can be done through the outfield fence with good results.  I took most of my photos from there last year (see photos of the 2013 finals here).  There is a standard chain link fence all the way around the field, which can be a little challenging for photographing, but I had pretty good results last year.
 
Official Photography In 2014 I was the official photographer.
My photos of every game are available for viewing here.  They may be downloaded at no charge.  Prints may be purchased at my cost (what is charged by the photo sharing service I use).  You may also have prints made from downloaded images at your favorite photo printing service.
What you may bring
  • Lawn Chairs and Blankets to sit on.
  • Cameras (Still and video).  You may NOT broadcast or webcast audio or video without proper consent of Little League Baseball, however.
  • Sunscreen.  There are some shady areas for fans, but not all of the fan areas are in the shade.
NOT permitted:
  • Dogs are NOT permitted.  However, there is a dog park 60 feet beyond the Left Field fence with a view of the games.
  • Coolers are NOT permitted in the park.
  • Tobacco of any sort is NOT permitted at the World Series (or any Little League games)
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted at the World Series (or any Little League games)
  • Scooters and Bicycles may be used to get to the World Series, but may not be ridden inside the park for safety reasons.
Stealing With the 70 foot bases, stealing is easier than in 80s or 90s.  However, at the higher levels of play, while common, it does not happen as often as you would think.  This is the shortest base distance where stealing is permitted.
Home Runs They definitely happen, but it is very much based on the skill of the pitcher vs. the batter.  Many games occur without any home runs, but I have taken photos of players hitting home runs on this field.  The 2013 Intermediate world series had about 3 home runs, and at least one ball that hit the very top of the fence.
Foul Balls in the stands Foul balls will definitely go into the stands.  Be alert, as you would be at an MLB game.
Never grab the fence with your fingers through.  Foul tips and foul balls travel at a very high rate at this level.

 


First game on the upgraded field in 2013.

 


World Series Photos

Bill Nale of eLivermore.com is the official photographer of the 2014 Little League Intermediate World Series.

Photos of all games will be displayed on web pages within this website and also in albums on eLivermore.com's photo gallery site.  The photos on the web pages will be low resolution for quick page loading.  The photos on the photo gallery site will be available at full resolution and are suitable for printing and downloading.

Photos may be downloaded at no charge.
Prints may be purchased at the rate set by the photo service.  I do not mark them up.

You may use the photos for your own personal use, including on social media.  Teams may use the photos on their team websites.

To Purchase photos on the Photo Gallery site (http://elivermore.zenfolio.com/lliws_2014):
   Go to a Gallery of photos or an individual photo.
   Click on "Buy" on the upper right side of the page.
   Follow the instructions on purchasing.

To download an individual photo or an entire gallery:
   Go to an individual photo (the "download" selection does not appear within a gallery of thumbnails)
   Click on the "Download" selection above the photo.
   Chose to download just this photo or all photos within the gallery.
      If you choose to download the entire gallery, it will be provided in a ZIP file.  A Gallery can be quite a large file.
  

Go to the Photo Gallery

 


The Nine 2014 Little League World Series
There are now 9 World Series associated with Little League® Baseball:

Name (link to site) 2014 Dates Location Description
Little League Baseball Aug 14-24 South Williamsport, PA "Majors".  11-12 year olds.  60 foot bases, 225 foot outfield fence (GLL Majors fence is at 200 feet).  No Stealing or playing off.
Intermediate (50/70) Baseball July 29-Aug 4 Livermore, CA 70 foot bases, 11-13 year olds.  Max Baer fence is at 260 feet.  Playing off and stealing are permitted.
Junior League Baseball Aug 10-16 Taylor Mich. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 14 year olds.  Playing off and stealing are permitted.
Senior League Baseball Aug 10-16 Bangor Maine 90 foot bases (like MLB) 14 to 16 year olds.  Playing off and stealing are permitted.
Big League Baseball July 23-30 Easley SC. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 15 to 18 year olds.  Playing off and stealing are permitted.
       
Little League Softball Aug 8-14 Portland Oregon 11-12 year old girls
Junior League Softball Aug 10-16 Kirkland Wash 13-14 year old girls
Senior League Softball Aug 3-9 Lower Sussex, Del 13-16 year old girls
Big League Softball Aug 3-9 Lower Sussex, Del 14-18 year old girls

Results of past World Series

Dates for the World Series' were announced November 18, 2013


Links

Intermediate World Series Official Page
Little League International
CA District 57


 

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