Calling her own shots: Akron teacher only woman umpire for 2019 Little League World Series


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When young athletes from across the globe take the international spotlight during the 2019 Little League World Series later this month, a North High School teacher will be among the 16 umpires calling balls and strikes.

Kelly Elliott Dine of Hudson is the only woman in the officiating crew at this year’s tournament Aug. 15-25 in South Williamsport, Pa.

The tournament is televised on ESPN.

The annual 10-day tournament features the winning teams from eight U.S. Regions and eight International Regions, competing to be crowned Little League World Series Champion Aug. 25.


A fantastic umpire and even better person.

When you think you've had a tough day, look up Kelly's bio for some inspiration.