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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - In Saturday morning’s Division II-III baseball semifinals, fourth-seeded Bitburg bounced top-seeded Naples 12-2, and No. 2 SHAPE eliminated No. 5 Vicenza, last season’s D-II runner-up, 9-1.Bitburg, averaging more than 15 runs per game so far here, continued its power surge in ousting Naples. Sophomore outfielder Devin Billups went two-for-three with a grand slam and drove in six runs. For the tournament, Billups is seven-for-nine with 12 RBIs, and senior lead-off batter Matt Flood stole two bases and raised his tournament batting average to .857 with a two-for-two outing that produced three RBIs. Friday, Flood hit a three-run homer and drove in five of his nine tourney RBIs in a 17-2 quarterfinal romp over Ansbach.Bitburg ace Austin Schmidt picked up the victory over Naples, throwing just 50 pitches in the four innings he worked. He allowed three hits and just one earned run. He struck out four.Freshman right-hander Colton Lund pitched the final inning, allowing no runs and no hits. In four innings pitched in this tournament, Lund has allowed no runs and no hits. He’s struck out five and walked none.Bitburg and SHAPE split a regular-season doubleheader at SHAPE just last weekend. SHAPE won Game 13-2; Bitburg rebounded to claim a 10-2 verdict in the nightcap.


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