The Hamilton (Ohio) West Side Little League team will face off against the Taylor (Mich.) North Little League team Sunday to decide the 2021 Little League World Series champion.
How to watch
Taylor North (Michigan) Little League (4-1) vs. Hamilton (Ohio) West Side Little League (5-1)
What: 2021 Little League World Series Championship
Where: Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday.
The game (3 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ABC. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Ohio vs Michigan online:
FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports. This straightforward live TV streaming service has a ton to offer, and its perks include a livestream of ABC. In most markets, that’s a local livestream, meaning you can watch your local news and other regional programming.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu’s live TV streaming option is really impressive. As we wrote in our Hulu + Live TV review, this service includes both the on-demand version of Hulu (including all the great Hulu originals) and a selection of live TV networks. Their service includes a livestream of the local ABC affiliate (in most markets).
Sling TV’s “Orange plan” is the most affordable way to watch ABC with a price of $35 per month. You can stream SportsCenter along with all of ABC’s programming straight to your television.
Tech giant Google is full of futuristic ideas, so it’s no surprise to see the company involved in the live TV streaming market. YouTube TV is sleek and works well, and the YouTube TV channel lineup has major networks and local streams — including ABC.
DIRECTV Stream is a live TV streaming service that feels like a cable or satellite service, although, as we said in our DIRECTV Stream review, we mean that in a good way! The channel lineup is really impressive — it’s downright cablelike in size — and includes an ABC livestream in most markets.
Can I Watch ABC on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
You can stream ABC using the services we listed (and you can watch it for free over the air, too). But when some of us think about streaming services, we think about computers and iPhones. Streaming ABC on those devices is great, but what about the TV in your living room? Can you watch ABC without cable on your “main screen”?
Yes, you can — all you’ll need is a smart TV or a streaming device. We recommend using a product from a trusted brand that runs an easy-to-use streaming “platform” — think “operating system,” like Windows or Mac but for TVs — like Roku, Fire TV, tvOS (Apple TV), or Android TV (many smart TVs).
Ohio vs. Michigan LLWS Championship Preview
Taylor North avenged its lone loss in Williamsport — a 2-0 one-hitter on Wednesday — by taking down Hawaii, 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Cameron Thorning — who starred Thursday in Taylor’s 15-6 win over Texas with a double and home run in the same inning — was at it again against Hawaii, getting some revenge of his own. Thorning had a home run to right stolen by a Hawaii outfielder on Wednesday; his blast to right in Saturday’s first inning was uncatchable and gave Michigan’s starting pitcher all the runs he needed.
That starter was Thorning himself; the tall 12-year-old limited Hawaii to two hits and one walk over 3⅓ innings while striking out seven. He departed with a runner on first in the fourth inning, but teammate Jakob Furkas got the final eight outs — without allowing a hit — to lock up the win.
The Ohio squad — from Hamilton, just north of Cincinnati — lost to Michigan, 9-1, in the final of the Great Lakes regional in Whitestown, Indiana, on Aug. 14, with a berth in the LLWS already locked up. (With no international teams in this year’s tournament, the LLWS features the top two teams from each region.) Ohio then won its opener over Tennessee, 1-0, but fell into the elimination bracket with a 9-0 loss to California on Aug. 22. Since then, though, Ohio beat Louisiana, New Hampshire, California and South Dakota by a combined 21-9 score, including Saturday’s Tom Seaver bracket final, in which the Ohioans held off a rally by South Dakota in the sixth inning. South Dakota, trailing 5-2, loaded the bases before striking out, flying out and grounding out to end the threat. Ohio pitcher Cooper Oden struck out six over five innings, but threw 85 pitches, making him ineligible to pitch Sunday.