Six of the 12 teams have qualified for the 38th annual Junior League World Series, which holds its opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 11, at Heritage Park in Taylor. Here's how things look thus far:
Junior League Baseball World Series Schedule – 2018
All Games at World Series Field in the Taylor South Little League Complex at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road.
Host: Michigan District 5 Champion Brownstown Little League from Brownstown Township
USA Central: TBD
USA East: TBD
USA Southeast: TBD
USA Southwest: TBD
USA West: TBD
Asia-Pacific: Shing-Ming Junior Little League from Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei
Australia: Hills Little League from Sydney, New South Wales
Europe/Africa: Emilia Romagna Little League from Emilia Romagna, Italy
Latin America: Aruba Center Little League from Santa Cruz, Aruba
Mexico: Trevino Kelly League in Reynosa, Tamaulipas
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
Opening Ceremonies and Fireworks 8 p.m. Free Admission.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 – OPENING DAY OF GAMES
1 USA West vs. USA East, 11 a.m.
2 Mexico vs. Latin America, 2 p.m.
3 USA Central vs. USA Southwest, 5 p.m.
4 Europe-Africa vs. Australia 8 p.m.
MONDAY, AUGUST 13
5 Asia-Pacific vs. Winner of Game 2, 11 a.m.
6 USA Southeast vs. Winner of Game 3, 2 p.m.
7 Canada vs. Winner of Game 4, 5 p.m.
8 Michigan District 5 (Host Team) vs. Winner of Game 1, 8 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
9 Loser of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 7, 11 a.m.
10 Loser of Game 8 vs. Loser of Game 3, 2 p.m.
11 Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 4, 5 p.m.
12 Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 6, 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
13 Winner of Game 9 vs. Winner of Game 11, 11 a.m.
14 Winner of Game 10 vs. Winner of Game 12, 2 p.m.
15 Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 7, 5 p.m.
16 Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 6, 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
17 Loser of Game 16 vs. Winner of Game 14, 4 p.m.
18 Loser of Game 15 vs. Winner of Game 13, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 – OPEN DAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
19 International Championship Game: Winner of Game 15 vs. Winner of Game 18, 3 p.m.
20 USA Championship Game: Winner of Game 16 vs. Winner of Game 17, 6 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
21 Junior League Baseball World Series Championship Game, Noon
- Admission is $5 per carload of people per day or $15 for a week’s pass. Tickets are sold upon entry to Heritage Park. Both fees include parking and game admission.
- Games will be broadcast via streaming video on the website www.ustream.tv/channel/jlws. The world championship game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
- Crossover consolation games are scheduled as needed.
- For more information, visit the Junior League Baseball World Series website, www.cityoftaylor.com/worldseries. Follow the JLWS on Facebook and Instagram.