Pitt County Women’s Little League Softball earns a spot on the North Carolina team at the 2022 LLSWS with the state title
With an 8-0 win over 2019 Champion Rowan Little League, the Pitt County Girls Softball Little League was crowned North Carolina State Little League Softball® Champion, earning a spot in the 2022 Little League Softball World Series (LLSWS) as the North Carolina team (host).
First established in 2021, Pitt County Women’s Little League Softball may be new to little league® program but know the home of the LLSWS well, playing less than 10 miles down the road from their home in Greenville, as they prepare to welcome 11 other teams from around the world to their home county and Stallings Stadium in Elm Street Park this summer.
With first-round matchups for the 2022 LLSWS set, Pitt County Women’s Little League Softball will face off in the Orange Bracket against the West Region in Game 3 on Tuesday, August 9 at 4 p.m. ET.
As a runner-up in the North Carolina State Tournament, Rowan Little League will still have the option of competing for a spot in Greenville via the Southeast Region Tournament as a North Carolina representative. Since the tournament began in 1974, a team from North Carolina has represented the Southeast region nine times, including a pair of championships in 2015 and 2019.
This will be the second LLSWS in Greenville and the first year with an expanded field of 12 international teams and participants. In 2019, Little League International announced the expansion of both the Little League Baseball World Series and the LLSWS and in early 2020 named Greenville as the new home of the LLSWS, with North Carolina receiving automatic entry to field. With committed volunteers and community support, Pitt County Girls’ Little League Softball was formed the following year to provide girls in the Greenville community with more opportunities for a little league experience.
In addition to the four international regions (Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa, Canada, and Latin America), the expanded US teams include the new Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwest, and Eastern regions. West and supplemented by the existing teams from the Centre, South-East and South-West.
International Region Champions who earn their place in Greenville will be announced as they are identified on LittleLeague.org, and fans are encouraged to watch the US Region tournaments on the ESPN family of networks as part of the #SummerOfSoftball to follow the action and see who the remaining regional champions will be. More information about the 2022 Little League World Series tournaments, including full schedules and downloadable materials, can be found at LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries.