KMC junior softballers rebound in Euro Regional
Published: July 13, 2012
The Kaiserslautern Military Community Junior League Softball All-Stars erased the memory of Thursday morning’s 10-0 opening-game loss to Poland with a 20-4 romp Thursday evening over the Netherlands and a 10-9 verdict over host Italy on Friday morning in Little League Baseball’s four-day European Junior League Softball Regional in northern Italy.
The victories, about which no details were available Friday morning, left the KMC juniors 2-1 in pool play, and victory Saturday morning over the Czech Republic would guarantee KMC a berth in Sunday’s 11:30 a.m. title game in the Milan suburb of Bollate. The regional champion advances to the Junior League Softball World Series next month in Kirkland, Wash.
KMC’s other softball champs of Germany, the 11-12-year-old Little Leaguers, are hanging by a thread in their quest for a berth in the Little League Softball World Series next month in Portland, Ore. The All-Stars were faced with must-win games at 6 p.m. Friday against Italy and at 2 p.m. Saturday against the Netherlands to stay alive to reach Sunday’s title game of the three-team event also being played at the same site as the Juniors’ event. KMC fell 12-7 to Italy 18-4 to the Netherlands on Thursday.
You can follow both teams’ progress at http://www.littleleaguelombardia.org. The site is in Italian, but the “risultati” tabs take you to the game-by-game outcomes.