Celebrating 20 years of bringing together teams from around the world

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 10:26am
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Three Junior Softball World Series alums (left to right): Maida Micheloni played on the Italian 2014 team, Tori Bivens played on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 host Kirkland teams and Chiara Bassi played on the Italian 2013 team. Micheloni and Bassi played for Bothell High as exchange students from Italy, and they met Bivens while she played for Lake Washington High. Courtesy photo

Three Junior Softball World Series alums (left to right): Maida Micheloni played on the Italian 2014 team, Tori Bivens played on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 host Kirkland teams and Chiara Bassi played on the Italian 2013 team. Micheloni and Bassi played for Bothell High as exchange students from Italy, and they met Bivens while she played for Lake Washington High. Courtesy photo

It’s nearly time for Little League softball teams from around the world to descend upon Everest Park in Kirkland for the 2018 Junior Softball World Series. This year’s host team will be from Redmond.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which features players ages 12 to 14. The opening ceremonies will be held at noon July 29 and the championship game will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 4. Closing ceremonies will take place following the championship game.

For more information and the full game schedule, visit littleleaguejsws.org.

Redmond will open tournament play against Asia Pacific at 5:45 p.m. on July 29. The World Series draws thousands of spectators and ESPN2 broadcasts the semifinals and final live.

Everest Park is located at 500 8th St. South.

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