The future of softball makes the pilgrimage to Greenville, NC for the 2022 Little League Softball World Series.
Much like its Williamsport baseball counterpart, the tournament has seen some changes since the last time it hosted teams from the United States and abroad.
The most significant of these changes is that the East and West regions have been split into two. Now the East region contains two regions (the Mid-Atlantic region and the New England region), while the West region consists of the Northwest and West regions.
This change allowed 12 teams to compete in this year’s tournament, as opposed to the ten that have competed in the past. More action for those doing the hike to Greenville.
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The tournament tended to be dominated by American teams. An international team has won the competition only once – Puerto Rico in 2001. Despite this, the game continues to grow both domestically and internationally, largely due to the intrigue that arises from watching the iconic softball competition itself.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Little League Softball World Series, including bracket information and the TV schedule.
Little League Softball World Series Bracket 2022
There are 12 teams participating in the Little League Softball World Series 2022. It’s a double-elimination tournament, which means teams still have a chance of reaching the finals if they lose their first game.
The larger bracket is split into two different brackets: the purple bracket and the orange bracket. Teams emerging from the purple and orange brackets then compete against the winner of both elimination brackets to determine which teams will compete for the crown of Little League Softball World Series Champions. The losers of the two semi-finals meet in a consolation match for third place.
Every team that travels to Greenville plays at least three games. You can download a PDF version of the tournament table from the LLSWS official website.
Little League Softball World Series Schedule
The Little League Softball World Series begins August 9th and ends August 15th. 22 games will be played over the course of those seven days, with the final set taking place at Stallings Stadium in Greenville, NC
Here is the full Little League Softball World Series 2022 television schedule with start times and channels for each game:
Tuesday, August 9th
|1||Mid-Atlantic 3Central 1||10 am||ESPN+|
|2||southwest 13northwest 4||13 o’clock||ESPN+|
|3||North Carolina to the west||4 p.m||ESPN+|
|4||Asia Pacific vs. Canada||19 o’clock||ESPN+|
Wednesday 10 August
|5||Game 2 winner vs Latin America||10 am||ESPN+|
|6||Mid-Atlantic vs. New England||13 o’clock||ESPN+|
|7||Europe-Africa vs. Game 4 Winner||4 p.m||ESPN+|
|8th||Southeast vs. Game 3 Winner||19 o’clock||ESPN+|
Thursday 11 August
|9||Central vs Game 7 losers||10 am||ESPN+|
|10||Game 2 losers vs. Game 8 losers||13 o’clock||ESPN+|
|11||Game 3 losers vs. Game 5 losers||4 p.m||ESPN+|
|12||Game 4 losers vs. Game 6 losers||19 o’clock||ESPN+|
Friday 12 August
|13||Game 10 Winner vs Game 11 Winner||10 am||ESPN+|
|14||Game 9 Winner vs Game 12 Winner||13 o’clock||ESPN+|
|fifteen||Game 6 Winner vs Game 7 Winner||4 p.m||ESPN2|
|16||Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 winner||19 o’clock||ESPNU|
Saturday August 13th
|17||Game 15 losers vs. Game 14 winners||13 o’clock||ESPN2|
|18||Game 16 losers vs. Game 13 winners||4 p.m||ESPN2|
Sunday 14 August
|19||Semifinals: Game 16 winner vs. Game 18 winner||13 o’clock||ESPN|
|20||Semifinals: Game 15 winner vs. Game 17 winner||4 p.m||ESPN|
Monday 15 August
|21||Third place match: Game 19 losers vs. Game 20 losers||4 p.m||ESPN|
|22||Finals: Game 19 Winner vs. Game 20 Winner||19 o’clock||ESPN|
How to watch the Little League Softball World Series
- TV channel: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
- Live broadcast: ESPN+, fuboTV
The Little League Softball World Series is broadcast across a variety of ESPN networks including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
Cable cutters also have a few options including ESPN+ (which broadcasts every game) and fuboTV which airs the games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU and offers a free trial.
Little League Softball World Series teams, rosters
Twelve teams are competing in the 2022 Little League Softball World Series. Eight are from the United States while four are international teams. This is the first tournament in which international teams participate since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are the teams participating in the 2022 Little League Softball World Series:
|mid-atlantic||Delmar Little League||Delmar, Maryland|
|Central||Daniel Boone Little League||Columbia, Missouri|
|New England||Milford Little League||Milford, Connecticut|
|Canada||St Albert Softball Little League||Alberta, British Columbia, Canada|
|Europe-Africa||Little League of Emilia Romagna||Bologna, Italy|
|Asia Pacific||Negros Occidental Little League||Bacolod City, Philippines|
|South East||Chesterfield Little League||Chesterfield, Virginia|
|North Carolina (hosts)||Pitt County Girls Softball Little League||Winterville, North Carolina|
|northwest||Issaquah Little League||Issaquah, Washington|
|southwest||Little league halfway||Hewitt, Texas|
|west||Little League of La Verne||La Verne, California|
|Latin America||Guayarma Softball Little League||Guayarmá, Puerto Rico|