Alconbury takes three of four
The Alconbury Dragons had a successful weekend against a pair of schools with larger enrollments.
The Division III school went 3-1 by splitting a pair of games with Division II foe AFNORTH on Friday, then followed up with a sweep of another D-II opponent, SHAPE, on Saturday.
AFNORTH 6/6, Alconbury 2/9: Friday at Alconbury, Morgan Beal struck out 14 in a complete-game victory as visiting AFNORTH claimed the opener. Alconbury’s Riley Sorensen answered with three no-hit innings for Alconbury in the late game.
Emily Luong totaled three hits, two runs and two RBI for Alconbury, while Madison Puckett had a home run and three RBI in the late game.
Alconbury 9/15, SHAPE 8/6: Saturday at Alconbury, Marissa Cole went five innings in the early game, striking out six and yielding three hits. She starred at the plate in the late game with a 3-for-3 effort that included a home run, a double, three runs scored and six RBI. Teammate Jemma Matthews drove in five runs and scored twice in the late rout.
Ramstein 16/20, Kaiserslautern 0: Friday at Ramstein, standout pitchers Kelsey Freeman and Katherine Enyeart controlled their respective starts as the Royals blasted the Red Raiders.
Early-game offensive standouts for Ramstein included Breanna Martinez (two hits, three runs), Sabrina Martinez (two runs, two RBI), and Savannah Brooks (three runs). Late-game stars included Alexis Weathers (three runs), Martinez (two hits, three runs, two RBI), Gabby Rammel (three RBI), and Elizabeth Pendergrass (2-2, two runs, two RBI).
Sigonella 18/17, Aviano 24/10: Saturday at Aviano, on a day where pitching took a holiday, the Jaguars and Saints split a pair of games.
Aviano earned its first victory of the season in the opener by scoring 12 times in the first inning. The Jaguars lost despite seven RBI from Dina Garcia.
In the second game, it was Sigonella's turn to score early and often with 10 in the first.