LIVERMORE -- The boys are coming back to town in 2014.
The city of Livermore and the California District 57 Little League on Friday announced the second annual Intermediate Little League World Series will return to Livermore this summer.
The series -- which last year drew 10 youth baseball teams from all around the world and more than 36,000 fans to a remodeled Max Baer Park -- will be held from July 29 to Aug. 4, league officials said.
In the inaugural event, four international teams and six American teams, including one from Pleasanton, competed in a total of 19 games. The series concluded with the team from Japan winning the title, defeating Collier Township, Penn. in front of nearly 7,000 fans.
Officially added to the Little League in 2012, the Intermediate Division was created for players ages 11-13 to prepare them for the high school and college level. It features a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot bases, and is also known as "50/70".
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