Hawaii will play Curacao on Sunday, August 28 in the Little League World Series championship. The game will be broadcast live on DirecTV Stream (free trial) and fuboTV (live broadcast).
Due to the coronavirus, it will be the first title clash with an international team since 2019, which also featured Curaçao.
Hawaii has yet to lose a game in the expanded 20-team tournament, entering Sunday with a 5-0 record. Neither game has been close.
It was a 13-0 loss to Tennessee that saw Hawaii advance to the game to represent the United States in the finals of the tournament. Hawaii once again defeated Tennessee with a 5-1 win to advance to Sunday’s championship.
Curacao has had a much longer road to the championship. After beating Nicaragua 2-0 to open the tournament, Curaçao fell 9-3 to Panama to miss out on the winners’ side of the international draw.
Since then, Curaçao has had to win five games in a row to reach the championship. The Caribbean team beat Italy, Canada, Nicaragua and Mexico to reach the international final, then defeated undefeated Taiwan 1-0 to advance to the LLWS championship.
When is Hawaii-Curaçao?
Hawaii will play Curacao on Sunday, August 28 at 2 pm (3 pm).
Will the LLWS be broadcast live?
DirecTV Stream offers a free trial.
There are four DirecTV Stream options:
The entertainment package, consisting of more than 65 channels, is $54.99 until the promotion ends on April 30. It’s the basic package for must-see entertainment, including ESPN, TNT, Nickelodeon and HGTV.
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The Ultimate Package has over 130 channels and is $89.99 during the promotion. Everything on CHOICE, plus Oxygen, Golf Channel, NHL Network, Universal Kids and more.
The Premier Package has over 140 channels and is $134.99 during the promotion. Everything on ULTIMATE, plus HBO Max, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Cinemax and more.
DirecTV Stream offers a free trial that doesn’t require much effort.
To sign up, enter a phone number, email address, and credit card, and you’ll receive five days of free service.
In addition, it improves your experience with the DirecTV Stream device. While it doesn’t include a free trial, it does give you access to thousands of apps like Netflix and more on Google Play. You can search using voice remote with Google Assistant and you can enjoy traditional live TV channel guide. Sold separately.
The game will be streamed live on fuboTV, which is offering a free trial. The most basic plan is the “fubo standard” package, which comprises over 121 channels for $69.99 per month. Like all alternatives to cutting the cord, there are many options, especially for sports. It comes with 1000+ hours of cloud-based DVR and up to 10 screens at a time.
Will the LLWS be televised?
The Little League World Series will be televised on ABC.
players to watch
For Hawaii, Jaron Lancaster has been one of their stars. Jaron pitched three hitless innings against New York. At the plate, he’s hitting over .500 and has hit a couple of home runs. Jaron is eligible to pitch in Sunday’s championship.
Cohen Sakamoto has been a force both on the mound and at the plate. Cohen was excellent as a starter on Saturday against Tennessee, throwing 4 2/3 innings of a run. At the plate, he has been nearly unstoppable and has also hit two home runs.
Davey-Jay Rijke has been the leader in the Curaçao field. He struck out 15 batters in Curaçao’s 7-2 victory over Nicaragua. Although he was hitless on Saturday, Davey-Jay had a remarkable sixth-inning catch against Taiwan in center field to preserve that 1-0 win.
In that same game, Jaydion Louisa came off the bench with a go-ahead single to give Curacao its only run. Jaydion will be a bat to watch, whether in the starting lineup or off the bench.
Associated Press contributed to this report.