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The Kaiserslautern Military Community All-Stars absorbed their third straight run-rule defeat Monday in a consolation game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Previously winless Kearney, Neb., the Midwest champions, came out of a rain delay to post a 15-run second inning en route to a 17-1 victory over the European champions. The Nebraskans, who led 2-0 before the delay, built the inning around six hits and four KMC errors, and all 15 runs were unearned.

KMC reliever Levi Keltz, who came on in the third and was charged with three runs, held Kearney scoreless in the third and fourth, but the All-Stars, who managed just two hits, were unable to get the game under the 10-run margin that would have allowed it to continue past that point.

Tyler Woodberry and Nico De Costa each singled for the only KMC hits; Woodberry drove in De Costa on a ground out in the bottom of the third for the European champs’ lone run.

The game was the final one of the World Series for both teams. KMC finished 0-3 and Kearney 1-2.


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