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In a rare visit to Germany before the European championships, Rota's baseball team experienced the highs and lows the sport can present over the weekend.

Rota 17, Bitburg 11: Friday at Bitburg, visiting Rota pulled off perhaps the season’s most remarkable comeback to upset the host Barons.

Down 11-5 entering the fourth inning, the Division III Admirals put together a 12-run rally to pull ahead and claim the shocking victory.

Brooks Furleigh (3-4, four runs, three RBI), K.C. Mason (2-3, two runs, two RBI), and Cody Holland (2-4, two doubles, three RBI) starred at the plate for Rota, while Mason pitched a scoreless inning of relief to earn the win.

Evan Less went 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBI to pace Bitburg.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was suspended due to field conditions.

Ramstein 15/21, Rota 0/0: Saturday at Ramstein, the Royals continued their barrage of mercy-rule conquests with decisive routs.

Multiple-run producers on the day included Justin Pendergrass (three RBI), Woody Woodruff (two RBI), Patrick Young (two RBI) and Charles Martinez-Irizarry (two2 RBI).

Vicenza 10/13, Sigonella 0/3: Friday at Vicenza, the Cougars handled their Region IV rival.

Louis Veazey and John Young collected pitching victories for the home team. Levi Martin teed off in the nightcap, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and six RBI.

Naples 8/18, Aviano 0/1: Friday at Aviano, the Wildcats stayed unbeaten in persuasive fashion.

Naples wasted no time asserting its superiority, scoring five runs in the first game’s first inning and 14 in the late game’s opening frame.

Lakenheath 5/9, SHAPE 3/6: Friday at Lakenheath, the Division I Lancers fought off consecutive challenges from the Division II Spartans.

Paul Nastav and Bailey Babineaux earned pitching wins for the Lancers. Chris Kiefer went 4-for-5 in the late game for Lakenheath.

Lakenheath 15/6, AFNORTH 0/5: Saturday at Lakenheath, Kiefer pitched a complete-game one-hitter in the opener and notched two hits in the nightcap as the Lancers escaped the weekend unscathed.

Justin Menges and Ben Ciero also had two hits each for the Lancers in the late game; Trace Register, Jaylen Major and Bradley Runyon had hits for AFNORTH on the weekend.

Wiesbaden 13/5, Schweinfurt 5/3: Friday at Wiesbaden, Justin Jones and Justin Gershen produced back-to-back quality starts in a Warrior sweep.

Pitcher Storm Speakman kept the Razorbacks close in the late game, scattering eight hits and recording 12 strikeouts. But Devan Zielanski (2-3, two RBI, two runs) and the Warriors pushed through for the win.


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