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Ramstein’s Tyler Breed pitched a five-inning one-hitter in Saturday’s first game to launch the defending European Division I champion to a 13-0, 17-0 sweep of Kaiserslautern.

Breed struck out five and walked just one. According to Ramstein coach Glenn Porter, Breed was two batters away from pitching a perfect game before giving up a line single to Jared Ash and walking Aaren Blossom.

Breed was backed by a two-run homer and four RBIs from Shane Foley, and three RBIs from Drew Groteleuschen. Finn Friedenberger pitched five innings of shutout ball in the nightcap, allowing one hit, as the Royals went to 10-2 going into their regular-season finale this Saturday against visiting Baumholder.

Jon Groteleuschen went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Ramstein, which will host the European D-I tournament May 27-29. Kaiserslautern (7-3) closes its regular season Saturday at AFNORTH before proceeding to the European D-I tournament.

In other baseball games of note Saturday:

Patch 16-16, Vilseck 1-3: At Stuttgart, Justin Phelps no-hit the Falcons in the opener, fanning 11 in the four innings the game lasted. Tyler Hall scored Vilseck’s only run. He reached on an error, stole second and came home on two passed balls.

Vilseck ace Kyle Krajcovic took the loss, allowing six earned runs in his three innings.

Cavan Cohoes tripled and drove in two runs in the opener. Also getting two hits and driving in two runs for Patch in Game 1 were Phelps, Dylan Measelles and Justin Quimby. Measells picked up the Game 2 victory, allowing two unearned runs.

Back-to-back homers by Phelps and Cohoes put Patch up 3-0, and the Falcons put the game away on a 13-run second in which 18 batters came to the plate. Phelps homered twice and drove in five runs in the inning. Patch improved to 10-0 going into its regular-season finale at 9-1 Heidelberg on Saturday. Vilseck (9-3) awaits a possible shot against Patch in the European D-I tournament.

Heidelberg 7-13, Wiesbaden 4-3: At Wiesbaden, starter Javier Ortiz struck out two batters with the bases loaded in the bottom of the final inning to preserve the victory. Jamal Pope and Tom Saunders clubbed back-to-back homers to lift Heidelberg from a 4-3 lead. Zach Smith was the nightcap winner. He benefited from a 3-for-3 day at the plate by Justin Patrick that helped the Lions improve to 9-1 overall going into their regular-season finale against Patch. Wiesbaden (2-8) closes the regular season at Mannheim before joining Heidelberg in the European D-I tournament.

Hohenfels 9-3, Mannheim 4-18: At Mannheim, Will Karafa fanned seven in picking up the Game 1 victory, in which the Tigers overcame eight errors.

Hohenfels (3-7) made just six errors in the nightcap but managed only two hits against Mannheim’s Andrew Simmons.

Tyrell Geter led Manheim (2-8) with two RBI on two hits.


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