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Behind the scenes of the 2019 Little League World Series

September 20, 2019  - By

Part of the baseball world convened in South Williamsport, Pa., for the 73rdĀ annual Little League World Series, held Aug. 15-25. Athletic Turf got an inside look at all that went into getting the fields baseball-ready.

Little League World Series night game

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The grounds crew is quick at work to get the field back in order following a Little League World Series night game.

2019 LLWS MLB Grounds Crew

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The grounds crew for MLB Little League Classic between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs pose for a quick shot between the action. Front row L-R: Trevor Gagliano, assistant groundskeeper at Bowman Field; Tyler McCann, first-year grounds staff; David Hutchinson, first-year grounds staff; Matt Slingerland, turf manager of Susquehanna University; Cooper Thompson, head groundskeeper Batavia Muckdogs and the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League. Back Row L-R: Isaiah Lienau, supervisor of grounds at Bowman Field; Ryan Nagy, head groundskeeper Tri-City Valley Cats; Cam Richardson, head groundskeeper; Cam Pardoe, assistant groundskeeper at Bowman.

Little League World Series Volunteer Stadium

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The grounds crew works hard to get Volunteer Stadium ready for another game.

Grounds crew tarp LLWS

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The grounds crew pulls the tarp off the infield at Volunteer Stadium in preparation of another Little League World Series game.

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