KMC softball All-Stars get off to slow start
Published: July 12, 2012
The Kaiserslautern Military Community Little League and Junior League All-Stars, both representing Germany in Little League Baseball’s European Softball Regionals, went 0-3 Thursday in opening-day play in northern Italy.
The Little League All-Stars (11-12-year-olds), vying for a berth in the Little League Softball World Series next month in Portland, Ore., fell 12-7 to Italy champion Emilia in their opener, then dropped an 18-4 verdict later in the day to the Netherlands. The Little Leaguers are scheduled to try to right the ship at 6 p.m. Friday in their second try against the Italy champs. Saturday morning, they’ll take on the Netherlands again.
Sunday, the tourney’s top two are to play for the berth in Portland.
KMC’s Junior League All-Stars (13-14-year-olds) fell 10-0 to Poland in Thursday morning’s opener, but no report was available Thursday evening about KMC’s second pool-play game scheduled later Thursday against the Netherlands. Sabrina Martinez stroked KMC’s lone hit against Poland, and the All-Stars committed seven errors.
Next up for the juniors, who are trying for a berth in the Junior World Series next month in Kirkland, Wash., is a Friday-morning game against Italy. They’re scheduled to face the Czech Republic on Saturday; Sunday is title-game day.
To follow the tournaments, go to www.littleleaguelombardia.org. It’s in Italian, but the “risultati” tab leads to the schedules and scores.