Published: August 12, 2009
The weather turned out to bethe biggest obstacle Tuesday evening for the Kaiserslautern Military CommunityAll-Stars, who slogged through a 1 hour and 45 minute rain delay to claim a10-0 victory over Ukraine in the championship game of Little League Baseball'sEuropean Regional tournament in Kutno, Poland.
Chris Holba pitched all fiveinnings of the victory which earned the team of 11-12-year-olds a berth in theLittle League World Series Aug. 21-30 in Williamsport, Pa.
Published: August 10, 2009
TheKaiserslautern Military Community's 11-12-year-olds eliminated defendingchampion Italy from Little League Baseball's 2009 European Regional with a 7-2victory in Monday's semifinals of that 11-nation event.
But fans of diamond sports might want to tiptheir caps to the baseball and softball programs from the birthplace of GiuseppeDiMaggio, father of Joe, Dom and Vince, anyway. Even though the Italians won't be making a return trip to the LittleLeague World Series later this month in Williamsport, Pa., the champions ofItaly will be represented in half of Little League Baseball's eight baseballand softball World Series.
Published: August 5, 2009
Thebest 11- and 12-year-old baseball players in the Kaiserslautern MilitaryCommunity opened pool play Tuesday in Little league Baseball's EuropeanRegional Tournament in Kutno, Poland.
Recoveringfrom a debilitating 14-hour bus ride to the European headquarters of LittleLeague Baseball, the KMC All-Stars, champions of Germany, downed the CzechRepublic 8-1 on Tuesday and were to face England, a perennial power in thistournament and 16-4 victors over Turkey on Tuesday, on Wednesday.
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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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