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Little League Softball World Series kicks off on Aug. 9

Southwest Portland Little League will represent District 4 at the tournament

SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Southwest Portland Little League Majors all-stars will represent District 4 in the coming Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy. The team incudes (top row, left to right) Coach Jason Maycumber, Julia Jordan, Ellie McClaskey, Isabella Guastadisegni, Georgia Corey, Bridget Winthrop, Tapley Sorenson, Jolie Maycumber, Coach Matt Sorenson, and bottom row,  Kacy Lyman, Lily Gaitan, Halle Harris, Melea Triplett, Tieler Brown, Lexi Krake and Manager Tiffany Krake.Starting on Aug. 9, the best young athletes from around the world will gather at Alpenrose Dairy in the pursuit of becoming Little League Softball World Champions.

The Little League Softball World Series is a 31-game tournament with four teams from visiting countries and six teams representing U.S. regions. The four world teams represent Europe/Africa, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The six U.S. teams include West, East, Southwest, Southeast, Central, and the host team, Oregon District 4. This year’s District 4 champion hails from Southwest Portland Little League.

For the 23rd consecutive year, the Little League Baseball International Board of Directors chose Alpenrose Dairy in Portland as the site for the 2016 Little League Softball World Series the week of Aug. 9-17.

“Alpenrose Dairy started hosting the Little League World Series in 1994 and we are proud to keep that tradition going today,” said Carl Cadonau Jr., President of Alpenrose Dairy. “It’s part of who we are as a locally owned company and members of the community. Promoting healthy choices is part of the Alpenrose brand and we are happy to support these young athletes.”

Teams begin arriving on Aug. 8 and will celebrate the Series’ Opening Ceremony on Aug. 9. Games begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 and continue through to the World Series championship on Aug. 17.

Each day features four or five games, the first beginning at 10 a.m. and the last at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 action will feature a special challenger game. Select games played on Aug. 16-17 will be broadcast on ESPN 2.

Admission to the week-long event and parking are free. For more information or the complete schedule, go to softballworldseries.com.

Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road in Portland.