Bitburg’s Autumn Diaz struck out 23 batters Friday in pitching the Lady Barons to 12-2 and 13-2 softball victories over Baumholder on the Lady Bucs’ home field.

Diaz fanned 12 in the opener and was backed by a least one hit from every Bitburg batter, according to Baumholder coach Erica Holland. Tehya Fencik led the way for Bitburg with a 4-for-4 effort, according to coach Dan Vazquez.

Baumholder’s Shelby Walker, victimized by an eight-run first inning, struck out two in taking the loss.

In the second game, Diaz was backed by Shannon Dougherty, who stroked four hits, including a double, and drove in two runs, and Shannon Seely, who homered off losing pitcher Miranda Uriegas and collected two other hits as Bitburg evened its season record at 3-3.

Veronne Clark stroked an RBI triple for Baumholder (2-5), which dropped its fifth straight game.

In other softball worked into a largely rain-free weekend throughout Europe:

Patch 10-10, Vilseck 0-4: Saturday at Vilseck, Patch’s Bianca Lopez had an unforgettable outing in the opener, striking out 10 for a no-hitter, which she punctuated with a grand slam, according to Vilseck coach Kori Pollock. Danielle Eliarda pitched Patch to victory in the nightcap.

Hohenfels 8-6, Wiesbaden 1-1: Saturday at Hohenfels, Mandy Lavanway one-hit Wiesbaden in the opener and two-hit the Lady Warriors in the nightcap as the Lady Tigers evened their season record at 2-2.

Lavanway struck out six in each game, according to Hohenfels coach Billy Henry, who said Kayla Starnes struck the big blow in the opener, a bases-loaded double that drove in three runs.

"Her stick has really come along," Henry said of Starnes, in her second year with the team.

Henry also praised a two-out, bases-loaded running catch in left field by freshman Sydney Barker to squelch a possible big inning for the Lady Warriors.

Starnes and Lavanway each doubled in the nightcap, Henry said, adding that fantastic base-running helped the Lady Tigers capitalize on Wiesbaden mistakes.

Wiesbaden 13-9, Bamberg 6-14: Friday at Bamberg, Apryl Jackson and Taylor Dore each tripled in the Lady Warriors’ victory, according to Bamberg’s Terra McAllister.

Bamberg rebounded in the nightcap, behind a double, triple and RBI by freshman Lacy Prudhomme, a triple by Jenna Cepe and RBI hits from Vanessa Williams, Racquel Davis and Jessica Sweazea, McAllister reported. Freshman Katherine Street, the winning pitcher, struck out four.

Bamberg 17-15, Mannheim 11-10: Saturday at Bamberg, Cepe and Davis each went 4-for-4 in the nightcap as the Lady Barons (5-2 overall) completed their sweep, McAllister reported. Caitlyn Leeds was 3-for-4 in the victory.

Cepe tripled and Davis was 3-for-4 in the opener.

Eileen Sellman collected six hits in seven at-bats and drove in four runs for Mannheim (2-4). Ariel Young drove in three runs in the opener for the Lady Bison, and Ashley Richardson was 4-for-4 in the nightcap.

Heidelberg 7-10, Ansbach 6-9: Saturday at Ansbach, details on Heidelberg’s one-run victories were unavailable.

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