Little League has moved the Rhode Island state champion to the new "Metro Region". Now, the Rhody state champs will play against Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York in the baseball and softball region tournaments for the right to go to the World Series. 

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The Little League Baseball World Series expansion will add two additional teams from the United States and two international teams to increase the total number of participating teams to 20 starting in 2021. The United States field will establish two new regions with the Metro Region and the Mountain Region, effectively dividing the East and West Regions, respectively, into three sub-regions at the Little League Baseball division.

United States Regional Breakdown:
New England Region: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts
Metro Region: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island
Mid-Atlantic Region: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C.
Southeast Region: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama
Southwest Region: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas East, Texas West, Colorado, New Mexico
Great Lakes Region: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky
Midwest Region: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
West Region: Hawaii, Northern California, Southern California, Arizona
Northwest Region: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Mountain Region: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada