Baseball Australia, in conjunction with Little League® International, is proud to announce that starting in 2017, the winner of the Australia Region Senior League Championship will be granted direct entry to the Senior League Baseball World Series.
Australia’s Little League program is one of the fastest growing in the world, with over 1,000 Little League teams registered across the country. The increased popularity has translated to more than 50 percent growth in participants in Little League programs across Australia over the past three years. For the first time, the winners of the Australia Region Little League, Junior League and Senior League Championships will gain direct entry to their respective World Series, held at various locations throughout the United States.. At the 2016 Senior League Baseball World Series, Southern Mariners Little League from Melbourne, competed as the Asia-Pacific Region Champions, where they advanced all the way to the championship game, which aired on ESPN, finishing as runners up.
The 2017 Australian Senior League Championship will take place at Albert Park Baseball Complex in Lismore, NSW, Australia on 14-19 May. The winner will advance to the 2017 Senior League Baseball World Series, held in Easley, South Carolina, U.S.A at the JB 'Red' Owens Recreation Complex., from July 29 to August 5.