Sophomore Shane Foley pitched five scoreless innings Thursday, striking out four and allowing two hits as Ramstein downed Kaiserslautern 3-0 in a Western Region high school baseball game.

According to Ramstein coach Glenn Porter, Foley benefited from the bats of the Grotelueschen brothers, Drew and Jon, who went a combined 5-for-6 and scored Ramstein’s second and third runs. Drew, a junior, stroked three singles in three at-bats; Jon, a sophomore, rapped two singles in his three at-bats.

Foley scored Ramstein’s first run in this six-inning game, breaking a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth. He singled to lead off the frame and eventually came in from third base on a fielder’s-choice grounder.

Aaron Blossom pitched four innings for the Raiders. He took the loss despite allowing just four hits.

Kaiserslautern is 4-1 overall and in regional play. Defending European Division I champion Ramstein improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the region.

In a Friday game:

Aviano 12, Sigonella 6: In the first of eight Southern Region games to be played Friday and Saturday at Naples, Tyler Burcch allowed four hits in his three innings of work to nail down the victory in a four-inning, time-limit game.

Myron McRae backed Burcch with a three-run homer, and shortstop Nik Weiser went 3-for-3 for Aviano.

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