Kaiserslautern eliminated from Little League title round
The Kaiserslautern Military Community All-Stars were eliminated from contention for the 2012 Little League World Series championship after falling to Caribbean champion Pariba of Willemstad, Curacao, 14-2, Saturday at Williamsport, Pa.
The loss, in a game ended after four innings by the 10-run rule, was the second run-rule defeat in as many appearances for the Europe Regional champions. It consigned the All-Stars to a Monday-afternoon consolation game against the loser of Saturday’s later losers-bracket game between Kearney, Neb., and Fairfield, Conn. That game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. CET Monday.
Jared Mendiola started for KMC but was touched for five hits and seven runs, just four of them earned, without registering an out. Tyler Woodberry relieved and pitched four innings, giving up seven hits and striking out three.
Uncharacteristically, the All-Stars, who committed just one error in sweeping unbeaten through last month’s European Regional tournament at Kutno, Poland, made six errors on Saturday.
Shortstop Justin Wilson, who went two-for-two on Saturday, and catcher Kyle Glenn each singled home runs for the All-Stars. Lead-off batter Nick DeCosta stroked KMC’s other hit, also a single.
Results as they happen at the Little League World Series are available here.