Perennial Division II power Bitburg closed out its season-opening, four-game series against Division I contenders Ramstein and Lakenheath with a 3-1 mark after sweeping visiting Lakenheath 11-5 and 16-13 on Friday.

Junior All-Europe pitcher Ashley Kazimer picked up both victories, striking out 10 while giving up nine hits and six walks in both outings.

Sable Miller drove in three runs and stole three bases in the opener while sophomore Rebecca Wepner scored six times.

Bitburg broke the game open with a seven-run fourth.

In the nightcap, Morgan Parkerson and Krystyna Madison hit two home runs apiece in a losing cause. Parkerson was 5-for-5.

In other games of note:

Lady Royals sweep Lakenheath: At Ramstein, Germany, the hard times for Lakenheath continued as sisters Victoria and Jessica Apodaca of Ramstein led the Lady Royals to a 16-9 and 17-4 sweep on Saturday in the D-I conference openers for both teams.

All-Europe pick Victoria Apodaca fanned seven in going the distance in the opener. Lakenheath’s Parkerson, also a returning All-European, took the loss as Lakenheath issued 11 walks.

Parkerson was 3-for-3 and Jessica Apodaca went 2-for-3 for Ramstein, the two-time defending European D-I champion.

In the second game, Ramstein (3-1, 2-0) scored 14 runs in the seventh inning to back Jessica Apodaca’s six-strikeout performance. Apodaca retired Parkerson once in three tries. It was the only out Parkerson has made in four games this season.

Ramstein’s Brooks and Dunn duo produced plenty of offense for the Lady Royals. Theresa Brooks was 4-for-4 and Lindsey Dunn was 3-for-4.

Brynn Lipor took the loss for Lakenheath (0-4, 0-2), which hosts Heidelberg on Saturday. Ramstein plays at Kaiserslautern on Saturday.

K-town, Wiesbaden split: At Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, Kaiserslautern’s Kili Smith picked up the victory in the opener as the Lady Raiders defeated Wiesbaden 12-9.

The Warriors came back in the second game behind Ashley Hawn to claim a 10-6 victory. Wiesbaden’s Kayla Branam went 6-for-7 in the two games with a triple.

The doubleheader was the D-I conference opener for both teams. Kaiserslautern is scheduled to host Ramstein on Saturday; Wiesbaden travels to Baumholder on Saturday for a nonconference doubleheader against the Lady Bucs of D-III.

Heidelberg stays unbeaten: At Würzburg, Germany, Heidelberg improved its overall mark to 4-0 its D-I record to 2-0 with a 16-1 and 17-4 sweep of the Lady Wolves.

Brittany Clark fanned seven Würzburg batters in the opener while collecting three hits and driving in four runs. She surrendered the run after Amanda Ventura tripled and Meghan Puls followed with a single.

Winning pitcher Ashlee Hamree struck out two and drove in two runs in the second game. Jessica Anderson drove in four runs for Heidelberg, which plays at Lakenheath on Saturday.

The games were the first of the season for Würzburg, which hosts reigning D-II champion Patch on Saturday in a nonconference doubleheader.

Baumholder wins two on road: At Giessen, Germany, Baumholder’s Vajiara Gonzalez score six times in a 15-2, 14-4 Division III sweep of the Giessen Griffins.

Patch routs Mannheim: At Mannheim, Germany, the Patch Lady Panthers opened defense of their European D-2 crown with 40-0 and 27-0 victories over Mannheim.

Both games were ended when the 10-run courtesy rule kicked in after three innings.

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