Every summer, hundreds of the world’s best young baseball players descend upon Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series. This year, Jeff Kurkjian took a day trip there with his father-in-law, Alex, to visit his dad, Tim Kurkjian, who was covering the tournament for ESPN.
As you know, my wife and I just welcomed a baby girl, McKinley, into the world on August 10th. While on my pseudo “paternity leave,” I decided to take the two-hour drive north to Williamsport with my father-in-law to complete a bucket list item for him, going to the Little League World Series.
Slide Down The Hill In Williamsport
It was actually my first visit there, that’s hard to believe because I grew up in Maryland, only three and a half hours away from Williamsport, but it was so worth it.
Pennsylvania Team Little League World Series
This year, the Mid-Atlantic team was represented by a Pennsylvania team from Media. A huge part of XTU Nation was showing up on social media and in person to support. Being so close to Williamsport definitely makes these games like home games for the kids.
Seven of the last 23 representatives for the Mid-Atlantic region for the LLWS have been from Pennsylvania. Back in 2021, Upper Providence in Oaks (Montgomery County) represented the state and the region in the tournament.
Did Pennsylvania Win In LLWS?
Unfortunately, in the double-elimination tournament, our team from Media, Pennsylvania wasn’t able to pull off a win. They lost to the Southwest Region on the first day of the tournament on Wednesday, August 16th. Then got knocked out by the team from Rhode Island representing the Metro Region on Sunday, August 20th.
I was able to get a look at the atmosphere at the LLWS in Williamsport and snap some photos for you, I hope you enjoy!