Little League World Series game did big ratings in Los Angeles
The Little League World Series game Wednesday night between Ocean View of Huntington Beach, the team representing the West, and the Northwest team from Billings, Mont., making the state's first-ever LLWS appearance, was the highest-rated LLWS game on ESPN ever in the Los Angeles market.
Ocean View lost, 1-0, on a Montana walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. The game did a 2.6 rating in Los Angeles. The previous highest-rated game in the market was Chula Vista against Warner Robins, Ga., in 2009. That game did a 2.2 rating. The records have been kept since 2001.
Thursday at 5 p.m. PDT, Ocean View will play Clinton County, Pa., the Mid-Atlantic team, in an elimination game televised on ESPN2.
-- Diane Pucin in South Williamsport, Pa.
Photo: Huntington Beach first baseman Nick Pratto, left, dives to first base as teammate Christian Catano looks on. Credit: Tim Shaffer / Reuters.