Games of the week
BaseballSHAPE at Kaiserslautern, Friday SHAPE at Wiesbaden, Saturday It’s long been a rite of passage in DODEA-Europe sports - a team from the organization’s outlying areas flashes championship potential, then travels to the heartland of southwestern Germany to test it at the highest levels. The SHAPE baseball team is next up to travel that road. The Spartans put their strong start on the line against two of DODEA-Europe’s most consistent large-school programs, Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden, for a two-day, four-game gauntlet that matches the amount of games SHAPE has played in the entire season prior to this weekend. Notably, the Spartans have already proven themselves to a considerable extent. They started the season playing reigning dynasty Ramstein to a stalemate, chasing a 2-1 loss with a 6-5 win over the Royals on March 24. A sweep of Division I rival Lakenheath last weekend has SHAPE riding a three-game winning streak into this weekend’s road trip.