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The Connie Mack World Series returns to Ricketts Park on Friday.

This year’s series features a 12-team bracket, including a new regional representative for the Northwest and Canada.

Throughout the series, keep up to date on all the action at dailytimes.com and by following The Daily Times on Facebook and Twitter. Use #cmws when you post on social media to be included in our daily recaps of the tournament.

And before all of the action kicks off, you can read previews on the teams who will play in this year's series:

MFP Arecibo wants to bring title to Puerto Rico

East Cobb looks for third title in four years

D-BAT Elite 17U hopes to build on its success

Dallas Tigers will rely on defense in series

Top Tier will make its second trip to Ricketts

EnFuego Elite set for first series appearance

Connecticut Bombers return after eight years

D-BAT Elite 18U hopes to recapture series title

Colton Nighthawks will make their series debut

SoCal Renegades aim for another run at title

Midland Redskins gear up for 26th appearance

Mobile users, you can read the entire preview section right here.

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