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The Little League® Intermediate World Series was held at Max Baer Park in Livermore California from July 31 to August 7, 2016.
This is the fourth year of the Intermediate World Series.
In 2016 the Intermediate World Series will feature 6 US teams (one District 57 and 5 regional champions) and 5 International regional champion teams.
There will be 22 total games played 2016 (including the Challenger game).

Note: This page is provided by eLivermore.com.  This is NOT the official website for the World Series.  Click here for the official website.


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)



Links go to game photos
This is the first year that the winning team was not undefeated.

Region Team Record Home
Day 1
Sun 7/31
Day 2
Mon 8/1
Day 3
Tues 8/2
Day 4
Wed 8/3
Day 5
Thurs 8/4
  Day 7
Sat 8/6
Day 8
Sun 8/7

United States
East N/S Vineland/Millville Am LLs
Vineland, New Jersey
1-2 2 3:00pm
vs. Southeast
Game 3
L 1-5
vs. Central
Game 9
L 4-8
vs. Euro-Africa
Game 15
W 13-2
CA 57
Tassajara Valley LL
Danville, CA
2-2 1 6:00pm
vs. Southwest
Game 4
W 5-3
vs. Central
Game 7
W 8-5
vs. Southeast
Game 14
L 0-2
vs. West
Game 18
L 0-10
West Central East Maui LL
Wailuku, Hawaii
World Champions
5-1 2   3:00pm
vs. Southeast(W3)
Game 6
L 4-5
vs. Southwest
Game 10
W 14-4
vs. Central
Game 12
W 11-1
vs. CA57
Game 18
W 10-0
vs. Southeast
Game 20
W 5-3
vs. Asia Pacific
Game 21
W 5-1
Central Bedford Little League
Bedford Indiana
1-2 1   6:00pm
vs. CA57(W4)
Game 7
L 5-8
vs. East
Game 9
W 8-4
vs. West
Game 12
L 1-11
Southeast Parkland LL
Parkland, Florida
3-1 2 3:00pm
vs. East
Game 3
W 5-1
vs. West
Game 6
W 5-4
vs. CA57
Game 14
W 2-0
vs. West
Game 20
L 3-5
Southwest West University Little League
Houston Texas
0-3 0 6:00pm
vs. CA57
Game 4
L 3-5
vs. West
Game 10
L 4-14
vs Canada
Game 16
L 5-6


Pequenas Liga Radames Lopez
Guayama, Puerto Rico
1-2 1 9:00am
vs. Canada
Game 1
W 6-4
vs. Asia-Pacific
Game 13
L 2-12
vs. Latin America
Game 17
L 1-8
Canada Southwest LL
Lethbridge, Alberta
2-2 3 9:00am
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 1
L 4-6
vs. Euro-Africa
Game 8
W 10-4
vs. Latin America
Game 11
L 7-10
vs Southwest
Game 16
W 6-5
West Seoul LL
Seoul, South Korea
International Champions
3-1 2   12:00pm
vs. Latin America(W2)
Game 5
W 4-3
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 13
W 12-2
vs. Latin America
Game 19
W 14-0
vs. West
Game 21
L 1-5
Liga Pabao Little League
Willemstad, Curacao
3-2 3 12:00pm
vs. Europe-Africa
Game 2
W 11-0
vs. Asia-Pacific
Game 5
L 3-4
vs. Canada
Game 11
W 10-7
vs. Puerto Rico
Game 17
W 8-1
vs. Asia-Pacific
Game 19
L 0-14
Europe-Africa South Moravia LL
Brno, Czech Republic
0-3 0 12:00pm
vs. Latin America
Game 2
L 0-11
vs. Canada
Game 8
L 4-10
vs. East
Game 15
L 2-13

All teams played a minimum of 3 games.  In some cases the 3rd game may be a "Goodwill" game.
Results of the Regional Championships

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Chronological Game Schedule
Gamechanger Box Scores

Game Score &
Teams Date/Time First
Game Type

Kickoff - Music & Activities

Sat, July 30, 12-4


Opening Ceremonies

Sat, July 30, 4:00pm

4:40pm 5:10pm 0:30 -

Opening Ceremonies.  Max Baer Park

1 4-6 Canada @. Puerto Rico

Sun, July 31, 9:00am

9:08am 11:45am 2:37 7

International Opening Round

2 0-11 Latin America @ Europe-Africa

Sun, July 31, 12:00pm

12:50pm 2:38pm 1:48 5

International Opening Round

3 5-1 Southeast @ East

Sun, July 31, 3:00pm

3:35pm 6:17pm 2:42 7

US Opening Round

4 3-5 Southwest @ CA57

Sun, July 31, 6:00pm

7:11pm 9:09pm 1:58 7

US Opening Round

5 3-4 Latin America(W2) @ Asia-Pacific

Mon, Aug 1, 12:00pm

12:09pm 2:49pm 2:40 7

International Winners Bracket Game

6 4-5 West @ Southeast(W3)

Mon, Aug 1, 3:00pm

3:48pm 7:22pm 3:34 9

US Winners Bracket Game

7 5-8 Central @ CA57(W4)

Mon, Aug 1, 6:00pm

8:07pm 10:38pm 2:01 7

US Winners Bracket Game

8 10-4 Canada (L1) @ Euro-Africa(L2)

Tues, Aug 2, 12:00pm

12:02pm 2:39pm 2:37 7

International Elimination Game

9 4-8 East(L3) @ Central(L7)

Tues, Aug 2, 3:00pm

3:30pm 5:38pm 2:08 7

US Elimination Game

10 4-14 Southwest(L4) @ West(L6)

Tues, Aug 2, 6:00pm

6:32pm 8:25pm 1:53 6

US Elimination Game

11 7-10 Canada(W8) @ Latin America(L5)

Wed, Aug 3, 9:00am

9:09am 11:20am 2:11 7

International Elimination Game

12 11-1 West(W10) @ Central(W9)

Wed, Aug 3, 12:00pm

12:21pm 1:55pm 1:34 6

US Elimination Game

13 12-2 Asia-Pacific(W5) @ Puerto Rico(W1)

Wed, Aug 3, 3:00pm

2:58pm 6:12pm 3:15 7

International Winners Bracket Game

14 0-2 CA57(W7) @ Southeast(W6)

Wed, Aug 3, 6:00pm

7:02pm 8:58pm 1:56 7

US Winners Bracket Game

15 13-2 East(L9) @ Euro-Africa(L8)

Thurs Aug 4, 9:00am

9:05am 11:59am 2:54 7

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

16 6-5 Canada (L11) @ Southwest(L10)

Thurs Aug 4, 12:00pm

1:02pm 3:17pm 2:15 7

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

17 8-1 Latin America(W11) @ Puerto Rico(L13)

Thurs Aug 4, 3:00pm

4:22pm 7:00pm 2:38 7

International Elimination Game

18 0-10 CA57 (L14) @ West(W12)

Thurs Aug 4, 6:00pm

7:49pm 9:40pm 1:51 6

US Elimination Game

No Games on Friday, Aug 5.
99 photos CA District 10 vs. CA District 19

Sat, Aug 6, 10:00am

9:52am 10:53am 1:01 2

Challenger Game

19 14-0 Asia-Pacific(W13) @ Latin America (W17)

Sat, Aug 6, 1:00pm

1:09pm 3:28pm 2:19 5

International Final.  Single Elimination

20 5-3 West(W18) @ Southeast (W14)

Sat, Aug 6, 5:00pm

5:03pm 7:13pm 2:10 7

US Final.  Single Elimination

21 1-5 Asia Pacific (W19) @ West (W20)

Sun, Aug 7, 5:30pm

5:37pm 8:10pm 2:33 7

World Championship.  Single Game.
Broadcast Live on ESPN2.

Color Key:

International Bracket Game

US Bracket Game

Goodwill or Exhibition Game

World Championship Game

All times are PDT (Pacific Daylight time) which is UTC-7.

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2016 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.

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Home Runs

There had 17 home runs in 2016, and one "honorable mention".
Links on the player name will take you to a photo gallery for this home run.

Game Player w/Photo link Uniform # Team Comments
1 Angel Silva 10 Puerto Rico
2 Miriojacey Benita 11 Latin America  
3 Matthew Binder 2 Southeast  
7 Brian Duroff 7 CA57  
8 Brayden Peters 13 Canada  
9 Braydon Brown 15 Central  
10 Kamaha'o Ching 20 West Walkoff - home run on the first pitch of the inning made it a 10 run lead.
11 Merilon Wolff 18 Latin America  
11 Ty Wevers 19 Canada  
13 Han Lee 12 Asia Pacific  
14 Matthew Binder 2 Southeast  
15 Johnathan Arce 7 East  
15 Michael Santiago 18 East  
16 Ty Wevers 19 Canada  
17 Je-andrick Lourens 13 Latin America  
20 Dawson Tokishi 7 West  
21 Kyumin Kim 7 Asia-Pacific  
Honorable Mentions
12 Khaku Dudoit 12 West Hit the yellow plastic at the top of the fence, denting it.  See below.

This is how close the Honorable Mention was.
The ball made a dent in the yellow plastic on the top of the fence.
The dent is still there.
A few inches higher and it would have bounced over.

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Umpires for 2016

Thank You Umpires!!

Tony Buzzell (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) Jim Parker (Lakehills, Texas) Stephen Hachey (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Mitch Gross (West Simsbury, Conn.) Phillip Sapien (Corrales, N.M.) Jaime Javier Medina-Boscan (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Russell May (Orlando, Fla.) Samuel Phillips (Oro Valley, Ariz.)  
Chet Cooper (Canfield, Ohio) Jerome Anderson (Turlock, Calif.)  
William Crandall (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) Derek Gillespie (Sparks, Nev.)  

See this page on the Little League website for the Umpire selection process.  Umpires are volunteers.  Starting in 2015, they receive a $400 travel stipend to help offset the costs for them to attend the World Series.  They stay at the same hotel as the players.

There is a Umpire section on the Photos site for the World Series.  It is organized per game.  I take photos of umpires making calls throughout the world series.  These will be posted in the normal photo galleries for each game, then just the photos showing umpires will be copied to the Umpire section.  This might occur slightly later, as there are only so many hours in the day.

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Intermediate Basics

  Intermediate World Series Stats
  2013 2014 2015 2016
Total games 19 plus the Challenger game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game
Teams 6 US and 4 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International
Home Runs 5 10 22 (one inside park) 17
Grand Slams 1 1 2 (both in losing efforts) 0
Total attendance

About 36,145

About 37,485 About 40,430 About 34,595
Championship Game Attendance 6650 10,000 TBD  
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, etc.
The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.
Photos All games were photographed by Bill Nale of eLivermore.com
About 6300 total. Over 1300 photos appear on this website.
Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was the official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2014 World Series.  See Photos Here Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was an official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2015 World Series.  See Photos Here Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was an official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2016 World Series.  See Photos Here
Field Upgrades prior to World Series Grass infield installed. 2/8/2013
Dirt Mound installed (moveable plywood was previously used)
New two story Press Box installed.  Finished ~7/24/2013
A single small flagpole installed behind the outfield fence.
Yellow plastic pipe put on top of outfield fence.
Photo Boxes built.
New dugouts were built further down the base lines.  6/20/2014
Bark added to outfield area
First year of webcasting.
New scoreboard installed 7/21/2015
World Series sign installed on the back of the pressbox.
New bleachers added on the 3rd base side.
"Babe Ruth" mural had been painted on the back wall of the snack shack.
Six Flagpoles installed beyond the outfield fence to hold the flags of the 6 countries participating.  Prior to this the International flags were on the fences down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
Bleachers installed down the 1st base line.  Electrical building made smaller.
Parade & Opening Ceremonies Parade down First Street to the plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater.  Monday, July 29, at 6:00pm
Opening Ceremonies after the parade at the plaza.
Tom Seaver threw out the first pitch in Game 4.  He had spoken before the game.
Parade down First Street to the plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater.  Monday, July 28, at 6:00pm
Opening Ceremonies after the parade at the plaza.
Granada HS Cheerleaders participated in the parade and opening.
Parade down First Street to the plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater.  Monday, August 1, at 3:00pm
Opening Ceremonies after the parade at the plaza.
Granada HS Cheerleaders participated in the parade and opening.
No Parade.  Field games were provided for the players at the fields Saturday 7/30 from 12:00 to 4:00.
Opening ceremonies at the fields Saturday 7/30.  Began at 4:40.  Granada HS Cheerleaders participated in the opening ceremonies.
Game Days Games played Tuesday to Monday July 30 to Aug 5.  Games every day. Games played Tuesday to Monday July 29 to Aug 4.  Games every day. Games played Sunday to Saturday Aug 2 to 8.  Games every day. Games played Sunday to Sunday July 31 to Aug 7.  No games on Friday
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
West Seoul LL, Seoul, Korea Wins the World Series 10-5
over Recreation Little League, Wellington, Florida.
Central East Maui LL (West) Wins the World Series 5-1
over West Seoul LL (Asia-Pacific)
General Intermediate stats
Distance between bases 70 feet
Distance, Pitchers rubber to the plate 50 feet
Team sizes Typically 14 players, but can be fewer.
Innings played 7
Age Group 11-13 year olds.
Max runs per inning no limit.
10 Run Rule If a team is behind by 10 or more runs after they have batted in the 5th inning the game is over.
If a team achieves a 10 run lead in the bottom of the 5th or 6th inning, the game is over.
If a team achieves a 10 run lead in the top of the 5th, 6th, or 7th inning, the bottom of that inning is played and the game will end at the end of that inning if the lead is still 10 or more runs.

  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.
Goodwill Games Two Goodwill games are played.  These games assure that every team will play at least 3 games.  Both games pair a US team against an International teams.  These are the ONLY games other than the Championship game to have a US team play an International team.

  What to expect / Fan Guide
Seating There are bleachers for about 900 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.
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 night 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 in 2013 (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 in 2013.
Official Photography In 2016 I am once again an official photographer.
My photos of every game will be available for viewing on this website.  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.

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First game on the upgraded field in 2013.

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World Series Photos

Bill Nale of eLivermore.com is an official photographer of the 2016 Little League Intermediate World Series.

Photos of all games will be displayed in albums on eLivermore.com's photo gallery site.  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 can also make prints by downloading the photos and going to your favorite place to have them printed.

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):
   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

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The Nine 2016 Little League World Series
There are now 9 World Series associated with Little League® Baseball:

Name (link to site) 2016 Dates Location Description
Little League Baseball Aug 18-28 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 31-Aug 7 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 14-21 Taylor Mich. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 14 year olds.  Playing off and stealing are permitted.
Senior League Baseball July 31-Aug 6 Bangor Maine 90 foot bases (like MLB) 14 to 16 year olds.  Playing off and stealing are permitted.
Big League Baseball July 26-Aug 2 Easley SC. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 15 to 18 year olds.  Playing off and stealing are permitted.
Little League Softball Aug 11-17 Portland Oregon 11-12 year old girls
Junior League Softball July 31-Aug 6 Kirkland Wash 13-14 year old girls
Senior League Softball July 31-Aug 6 Lower Sussex, Del 13-16 year old girls
Big League Softball July 31-Aug 7 Lower Sussex, Del 14-18 year old girls

Results of past World Series

Dates for the 2016 World Series' were announced November 18, 2015

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Intermediate World Series Official Page
Little League International
CA District 57

Map to Fields / Parade

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