KMC Junior League baseball team ousted from regionals

After an encouraging opening-day victory, the Kaiserslautern Military Community Junior League baseball team was eliminated from the postseason Friday with its second loss in as many games.

The KMC team, ages 13-15, fell to the United Kingdom 8-7 on Thursday, then to Belarus 4-0 on Friday. Despite Tuesday’s opening win over Romania, the losses prevented KMC from advancing out of pool play in the 12-team regional tournament at Kutno, Poland. The regional champion, to be crowned Tuesday, will advance to the Junior League World Series  set for Aug. 11-17 at Taylor, Mich.

The KMC Little League team, ages 11-12, begins its run at a return trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on July 13 at Kutno. Regional softball play gets started in Bollate and Caronno, Italy, on July 10.

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Gregory Broome is an experienced and accomplished community sports journalist. Officially a native of Iowa, Broome grew up a Department of Defense dependent at sites all over the United States and Germany.

He finally settled in Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Central Florida.

Broome began his journalism career in in 2004 as a sports writer for the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla., covering high school, college and community sports and earning recognition for his work from the Florida Press Club. In 2009 Broome was named the first sports information director at College of Central Florida, an NJCAA member school, where he launched the program's website and social media pages and revamped its promotional and game-day operations.

Broome joined Stars and Stripes in October of 2012.



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