The headlines are screaming from small towns across America. Little League softball teams from all over the world are heading to Alpenrose Stadium, which is becoming a storied destination, a la Williamsport.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday at 3pm and the "first pitch" kicks off tournament play on Thursday at 2pm when East takes on Latin America.
The 2007 Little League Softball World Series teams are:
Host/District 4: Beaverton Area LL, Beaverton, Oregon
West: Gilroy LL, Gilroy, California
East: Waterford South LL, Waterford, Connecticut
Southwest: Elgin LL, Elgin, Texas
South: Morristown LL, Morristown, Tennessee
Central: Gladstone LL, Gladstone, Michigan
Asia Pacific: ILLAM Central LL, Makati City, Philippines
Latin America: Asofem LL, Maunabo, Puerto Rico
EMEA: KMC American LL, Ramstein AB, Germany
Canada: Ontario (Turtle Club LL, Windsor) is playing Nova Scotia (Sydney Mines and District LL, Sydney Mines) at noon (local time) in Victoria BC, to determine team Canada.