Vilseck, Wiesbaden split in baseball
WIESBADEN, Germany – Vilseck’s Damon “Wild Thing” Ellison righted the ship Saturday with a nightcap two-hitter that earned the Falcons a 14-2 victory and a split of an East Region doubleheader. Wiesbaden won the opener 9-6 on the strength of an eight-run third inning.According to Wiesbaden coach Steve Jewell, Ellison fanned 10 in his route-going performance, most of it accomplished in what Jewell termed cruise control after Vilseck struck for seven first-inning runs. Kalyn Smithson’s two-run single was the batting highlight of the rally, Jewell wrote in a Saturday email.Ryan Regain and Tim Kanser, whose RBI single was a key blow in Game 1’s eight-run inning, were the only Warriors to touch Ellison for hits in the second game. Vilseck, meanwhile, was amassing 11 safeties, paced by perfect days at the plate from Ben Blackburn - 2-for-2 with a double - and Chris Nelson - 1-for-1 with two walks and three runs scored.Nelson also was perfect in Game 1, going 3-for-3 and stealing four bases.But Wiesbaden’s bats were alive in the opener. Dan Aslakson (2-for-2) and Kanser (2-for-3) led the attack.Next up for Wiesbaden (5-3) is a Saturday doubleheader at Region III co-leader Heidelberg (9-1). Vilseck (4-4) is scheduled to host the other regional leader, Patch, also 9-1, the same day.