LLWS championship game postponed to 5 p.m. ET

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The Little League World Series title game between Columbus, Ga., and Kawaguchi City, Japan, -- which was postponed because of rain -- is now scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Monday (ESPN2 and ESPN360).

Little League president Stephen Keener said organizers wanted to give the field a chance to dry out after rain all day Sunday, and that the forecast Monday called for drier conditions later in the day.

However, after originally scheduling the game at 8 p.m. ET, officials moved it up by three hours with a threat of rain later on Monday night.

The title game has been rescheduled just once before, in 1990, when rain forced San-Hua, Chinese Taipei, and Shippensburg, Pa., to play on a Sunday, one day late. Chinese Taipei won 9-0.