Curaçao, Louisiana square off in Little League World Series championship

The Little League World Series championship game between Willemstad, Curaçao and River Ridge, Louisiana, will kick off today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It will also stream live on WatchESPN.

Curaçao knocked off the tournament favorites, Chofu City, Japan, who had previously dominated the competition, with a 5-4 victory on Saturday in the international bracket’s title game. On the U.S. side, Louisiana knocked off Wailuku, Hawaii, 9-5, securing revenge for a defeat at Hawaii’s hands earlier in the tournament. Hawaii and Japan will square off in the tournament’s third-place game.

Louisiana has never captured a Little League World Series crown.

Curaçao won the tournament in 2004 when now-big leaguers Jonathan Schoop and Jurickson Profar were on the roster.

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