Heavy rain Madison, little league world series llws rain game delay

Due to inclement weather, the South Dakota Little League World Series game has been rescheduled for Monday at 2 p.m.

Rain and thunderstorms pushed the Little League World Series' second game from Sunday to Monday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. CT.

At 11:40 a.m. CT, a lightning delay brought the Hawaii-Nebraska game to a halt in the top of the sixth inning. South Dakota's game against Oregon was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT following the conclusion of Hawaii's game against Nebraska.

A general view of the field during a rain delay at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.
A general view of the field during a rain delay at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Little League International confirmed the game's postponement via email Sunday at 1 p.m. CT due to bad weather. A subsequent email verified that the game will now take place on Monday at 2 p.m. CT.

The game was initially scheduled to air on ABC but has been moved to ESPN.

Additionally, the MLB Little League Classic was stated as a rationale for the postponement. The Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians game is slated to begin at 6:08 p.m. CT in Williamsport, and all Little League games are expected to conclude prior to that time to let players to attend.

Gavin Weir, left, and Boston Bryant (18) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, celebrate their victory over Lafayette, Louisiana, in a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.
Gavin Weir, left, and Boston Bryant (18) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, celebrate their victory over Lafayette, Louisiana, in a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

On Friday, the Sioux Falls-based squad defeated Louisiana 2-0 behind a combined no-hitter from Gavin Weir, who struck out 15 batters in 5-2/3 innings. Weir will be unable to pitch Monday due to Little League pitch count guidelines. In Friday's post-game news conference, manager Mike Gorsett announced that Maddux Munson would be the team's next starting pitcher.

Heavy rain Madison, little league world series llws rain game delay
Alex McKinney (9), Opland Sonnichsen, Cason Mediger (3), and Brayson Fox (4) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, celebrate a 2-0 victory over Lafayette, Louisiana, during a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Little League World Series

Aug. 19-29

At Volunteer and Lamade stadiums, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

HANK AARON BRACKET

Thursday

Game 1 — Hawaii 9, Connecticut 1

Game 3 — Nebraska 5, New Jersey 2

Friday

Game 6 — Michigan 8, Florida 0

Game 8 — Texas 6, Washington 0

Saturday

Game 10 — New Jersey 11, Connecticut 4 (Connecticut eliminated)

Game 11 — Washington 1, Florida 0 (Florida eliminated)

Sunday

Game 14 — Hawaii 3, Nebraska 0 Top 6, delay

Monday

Game 15 — Michigan vs. Texas, noon (ESPN)

Game 20 — Washington vs. Loser Game 14,7 p.m. (ESPN 2)

Tuesday

Game 17 — Loser Game 15 vs. New Jersey, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday

Game 24 — Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 15, TBA

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