SLWS ’17 Dates Set: For Easley, SC
Not that there was any doubt about the Senior League World Series move from Bangor to Easley, Sout Carolina, but Little League Baseball has now officially approved 2017 tournament dates.
For the Senior League age level (age 13-16) the world series event will be held next July 30th through August 5th - at Easley Recreation Complex in Easley, South Carolina.
Back in August, Little League officials announced the termination of the 'Big League' level (age 17-18) of baseball and softball. And, at the same time decided to move the SLWS tournament from Bangor to the Big League World Series site in South Carolina. Little League cited the cost and logistics of travel to bring teams to Bangor as the major reason for the shift.
The SLWS was in Bangor for the past 15 years with Mansfield Stadium being the host site.
Here are the '17 dates/locations for LL world series events...
Little League Baseball® World Series (August 17-27, 2017)
• Eligible Age: 10-11-12 year olds
• Location: South Williamsport, Pa. (Volunteer Stadium & Howard J. Lamade Stadium)
• History: 59th Season in South Williamsport; 71st Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Mid-Atlantic Region - Maine-Endwell Little League (Endwell, N.Y.)
Intermediate League (50/70) Baseball World Series (July 30 – August 6, 2017)
• Eligible Age: 11-12-13 year olds
• Location: Livermore, Calif. (Max Baer Park)
• History: 5th Season in Livermore; 5th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: West Region – Central East Maui (Hawaii) Little League
Junior League Baseball World Series (August 13-20, 2017)
• Eligible Age: 13-14 year olds
• Location: Taylor, Mich. (Heritage Park)
• History: 37th Season in Taylor; 37th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Asia-Pacific Region – Shing-Ming Junior Little League (Chinese Taipei)
Senior League Baseball World Series (July 30 – August 5, 2017)
• Eligible Age: 13-14-15-16 year olds
• Location: Easley, S.C. (Easley Recreation Complex)
• History: 1st Season in Easley; 57th Season Overall
• 2016 Champion: Clear Ridge LL, Chicago, Illinois