Opening-Round Pairings Set for the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile

As part of the celebration around the anniversary of the first-ever Little League® game played on June 6, 1939, Little League International has announced the first-round pairings for the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile. Helping to draw this year’s first-round pairings were a pair of local Little Leaguers® from Montoursville (Pa.) Little League and South Williamsport Area (Pa.) Little League.

Scheduled to take place on August 16-27, the 2023 Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS), will feature 20 teams from around the globe set to compete through the U.S. and International brackets for a chance at the Championship Banner. Below are the first-round pairings for the 2023 LLBWS (all times ET and subject to change):

Wednesday, August 16

  • Game 1: Europe and Africa Region vs. Panama Region (1 p.m.)
  • Game 2: Mountain Region vs. Metro Region (3 p.m.)
  • Game 3: Japan Region vs. Cuba Region (5 p.m.)
  • Game 4: Southwest Region vs. Mid-Atlantic Region (7 p.m.)

Thursday, August 17

  • Game 5: Caribbean Region vs. Australia Region (1 p.m.)
  • Game 6: Northwest Region vs. New England Region (3 p.m.)
  • Game 7: Canada Region vs. Asia-Pacific Region (5 p.m.)
  • Game 8: West Region vs. Great Lakes Region (7 p.m.)

Friday, August 18

  • Game 9: Winner G1 vs. Latin America Region (1 p.m.)
  • Game 10: Winner G2 vs. Southeast Region (3 p.m.)
  • Game 11: Winner G3 vs. Mexico Region (5 p.m.)
  • Game 12: Winner G4 vs. Midwest Region (7 p.m.)

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