Wow! I'm watching the Texas A&M vs. Baylor Women's College World Series (WCWS) game on ESPN right now and heard announcer Beth Mowin's Shout-Out to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland!
Here's the connection: Baylor University is located in Waco, Texas. Waco is also home to Midway Little League, who from 1992 to 2004 were LLSBWS champions 12 times! Baylor is the 2005 NCAA Women's Basketball Champ, with Coach Kim Mulkey. As reported by Holly Rowe in the stands at the game, Coach Mulkey visited the LLSBWS a few years ago when her daughter was on the Waco team, and gave a recent pep talk to the Baylor team.
I know the weather is finally getting summer-like, and you're all probably playing or coaching games this weekend, but try to catch some of these WCWS on ESPN. This is just awesome coverage for a game that shows well, moves quickly, and highlights the highest level of competition and ability short of maybe the Olympic team.
The WCWS blog adds fun info to the game details.