Europe softball: Senior Jensen wins both games of K-town sweep
Kaiserslautern senior Christine Jensen won both games of a doubleheader for the first time in her career Saturday, pitching the Lady Raiders to a 10-7, 8-6 home sweep of Baumholder in the season opening high school softball games for both teams.
Jensen held Baumholder of Division III to two hits in the opener and four in the nightcap. Kaiserslautern, a Division I school, scored six runs in the final three innings of the second game to erase a 3-2 deficit.
Emily Badstibner tripled and doubled in the opener for K-town. Tina Mamer tripled once in the opener and twice in the nightcap.
In other Saturday softball doubleheaders:
Ramstein 11-1, Bitburg 8-10At Ramstein, the defending Division I champion split with Division II power Bitburg.
Pitcher Ashley Kazimer lost the opener but won the nightcap. Lindsey Dunn won the opener for Ramstein.
Lakenheath 16, Alconbury 1 (3)At RAF Lakenheath, England, Brynn Liptor went 4-for-4 and picked up the victory in a game limited to three innings by the 15-run courtesy rule.
Lakenheath 15, London Central 1 (5)At Lakenheath, Rebecca Groff pitched the Lady Lancers to a five-inning victory. Leiana Mills went 2-for-2 for London Central.
Wiesbaden 11-13, Würzburg 4-6Jessica Smith pitched Wiesbaden to two home victories, striking out a total of 20 batters.
Smith also hit three doubles in the twin bill, while teammates Elisha Nieves and Casey Seiber each tripled and doubled. Nieves also stole seven bases.
Kordia Holmes absorbed both losses for Würzburg in the opening doubleheader for both teams.
Heidelberg 9-11, Patch 6-15At Heidelberg, Samantha Rodriguez hit a two-run homer, and Emma Eli drove in two runs to make a winner of Brianna Joyner in the opener. Joyner struck out six, while Lauren Sanchez took the loss for Patch in both teams’ season opener.
In the nightcap, Kasy’e Lalau homered and drove in two runs in a nine-inning contest she pitched and won. Ashley Hamre took the loss for Heidelberg.