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Pearland team’s first 2022 Little League World Series game is Thursday evening on ESPN2

Pearland will represent the Southwest during the Little League World Series.

Little League World Series
The Pearland Little League team will play a game on ESPN tonight.

The Pearland Little Leaguers will go head-to-head against Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania’s little league team in the Little League World Series tonight at 6 p.m. CT.

Pearland is representing the Southwest during the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where the game will be aired on ESPN2. Hollidaysburg represents the Mid-Atlantic team.

Assistant Coach Andrew Solomon said the team is ready for its big moment.

“One of the things that we’ve stressed to them is there’s going to be a lot of distractions,” Solomon said. “They need to understand that we are here to have fun but also to stay as focused as we can. And I’ve been impressed with their ability to put away distractions and stay as focused as we can.”

The players have enjoyed their time in Williamsport so far, taking part in a parade earlier this week and having daily practices to prepare for their first game tonight.

The winner of tonight’s game will go on to play another winning team on Monday at 7 p.m. The Little League World Series is a modified double-elimination style tournament.

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