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Red Sox, Orioles to meet in 2020 MLB Little League Classic

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will meet next year in the fourth MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The matchup between AL East foes is scheduled for Aug. 23 and will serve as a home game for the Orioles. Major League Baseball and the players’ union launched the Little League Classic in 2017. The games are played at the home of the Phillies’ Class A team in the New York-Penn League.

Rathdrum’s Brian Rounds will be umpire at Little League World Series

The noble pursuit of conducting oneself in a professional manner does have at least one pitfall no matter the occupation. It’s the unshakable instinct that one’s performance must match the magnitude of the moment, an urge to be just that extra bit perfect when the occasion seems to demand it. It is a largely self-induced pressure that has as much potential to derail a batter’s trip to the plate with runners in scoring position as it does someone’s presentation in front of colleagues or potential clients in a boardroom. Rathdrum’s Brian Rounds is prepared to encounter such a situation, however, when he steps on the field to umpire the Little League World Series next month in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

WATCH: Little League, Big Stage

Brian Rounds is a full on volunteer, umpiring the Little League World Series. There are sixteen umpires that pay out of their own pockets to be part of this amazing tournament. SWX's, Taylor Brooks was given the opportunity to hear from Rounds himself.

Little League to include Cuban youth players

Cuban baseball and Little League International say that young Cuban players will soon be able to participate in international Little League tournaments. The agreement follows a deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation that will allow Cuban players to legally play professionally in the United States for the first time.

South Korea, Hawaii to meet in the LLWS championship

Dominant pitching Saturday got South Korea and Hawaii to the Little League World Series championship on Sunday. Neither of the starters – Choi Ji-hyung for South Korea and Aukai Kea for Hawaii – can pitch for the title, but that’s OK. They each have done damage with their bats, too.

Hawaii shuts out Georgia 3-0 to move to LLWS title game

Aukai Kea threw a complete game shutout and struck out 15, as Hawaii went ahead on a pinch-hit single by John De la Cruz and defeated Georgia 3-0 to advance to the Little League World Series Championship game. Hawaii, the U.S. champion, will play South Korea on Sunday, after the Asia-Pacific regional champs defeated Japan 2-1 earlier in the day.

South Korea beats Japan 2-1 for a spot in LLWS championship

Choi Ji-hyung blasted his third home run of the Little League World Series, then struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings, giving South Korea a spot in the tournament championship with a 2-1 win over Japan. With two outs and nobody on in the first inning, Choi’s homer went into the fans sitting beyond the left-field fence.