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Kubasaki batter Madison Richardson connects against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games  by run rule. Richardson batted 5-for-9 with three RBIs in the two games.

Kubasaki batter Madison Richardson connects against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule. Richardson batted 5-for-9 with three RBIs in the two games. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Kubasaki batter Madison Richardson connects against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games  by run rule. Richardson batted 5-for-9 with three RBIs in the two games.

Kubasaki batter Madison Richardson connects against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule. Richardson batted 5-for-9 with three RBIs in the two games. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Kubasaki second baseman Leah Bebout drops a bunt single against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule and improved to 3-2 against American teams this season. Bebout got the win in the nightcap, her first regular-season win as a Dragons varsity pitcher.

Kubasaki second baseman Leah Bebout drops a bunt single against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule and improved to 3-2 against American teams this season. Bebout got the win in the nightcap, her first regular-season win as a Dragons varsity pitcher. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Kubasaki shortstop Destiny Velarde rifles a throw to first base against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule and improved to 3-2 against American teams this season.

Kubasaki shortstop Destiny Velarde rifles a throw to first base against American School In Japan during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule and improved to 3-2 against American teams this season. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Kubasaki baserunner Madison Richardson kicks up a dust storm -- and second base -- as she slides in safely as American School In Japan shortstop Soo Park can't handle the throw during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule. Richardson batted 5-for-9 with three RBIs in the two games.

Kubasaki baserunner Madison Richardson kicks up a dust storm -- and second base -- as she slides in safely as American School In Japan shortstop Soo Park can't handle the throw during Thursday's doubleheader opener. The Dragons won both games by run rule. Richardson batted 5-for-9 with three RBIs in the two games. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – It took three seasons, but Reaven East finally has a no-hitter to add to her pitching resume.

The Kubasaki junior went five innings, giving up two walks and striking out nine, and Isa Munoz belted a two-run triple in a nine-run second inning as the Dragons beat American School In Japan of Tokyo 12-1 in Thursday’s opener of an inter-district softball doubleheader.

“It feels like all my hard work has paid off,” said East, who has been the Dragons front-line starter since she was a freshman. She has struggled at times against island arch-rival Kadena, but has not lost to any other team since her freshman year.

East credited her teammates for making plays behind her when she was not striking out Mustangs batters. “They backed me up the whole way; they had my ‘six,’” East said. “Very much happy.”

“It’s a wonderful achievement. I’m incredibly proud,” coach Stephanie Davis said. “She’s worked so hard. This is what she wants to do. She wants to pitch. When she’s out there, she feels like she’s at home.”

In Thursday’s two games, East – who played first base in Kubasaki’s 17-1, five-inning win in the nightcap – walked five total times without recording an official at-bat, an on-base percentage of 1.000. Maddie Richardson had two hits and three RBIs and Mercedes Abadia four RBIs.


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