The 38th annual Junior League World Series will return to Taylor in August 2018 Teams from all over the world will compete at Heritage Park for their chance to win the ultimate Junior League baseball bragging right. For a look at the 2017 tournament schedule and draw, click here
2017 Junior League World Series Champion Chinese Taipei
Shing-Ming Little League of Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei, representing the Asia-Pacific Region, captured the 2017 JLWS. The team defeated USA East (Kennett Square, PA) in the championship game, 12-1. The team finished the tournament 5-0 and were 16-0 as an all-star team since April 2017. They faced their toughest challenge in the tourney during the International Finals, edging Latin America, 4-3, in a rematch of an earlier game in the tournament. The victory was the organization's fifth straight in the JLWS, where they are now 28-0. Teams from the Shing-Ming Little League have made the JLWS eight straight times.
For veteran umpire Mike Roach, it’s the young ballplayers who keep him doing what he loves. Roach, a Brownstown resident and an auto line worker for Ford Motor Co., has been volunteering at the JLWS in Taylor as long as he’s been umpiring. Read on...