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Schweinfurt's Brattany Waters catches a foul ball as Patch's Jennifer Sparks runs for first base during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Schweinfurt's Brattany Waters catches a foul ball as Patch's Jennifer Sparks runs for first base during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Schweinfurt's Brattany Waters catches a foul ball as Patch's Jennifer Sparks runs for first base during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Schweinfurt's Brattany Waters catches a foul ball as Patch's Jennifer Sparks runs for first base during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Schweinfurt's Abby Bernardino receives a pitch from Patch's Katelyn Tingey during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Schweinfurt's Abby Bernardino receives a pitch from Patch's Katelyn Tingey during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Patch's Katelyn Tingey throws a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Patch's Katelyn Tingey throws a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Patch's Haile Baker catches a fly ball during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Patch's Haile Baker catches a fly ball during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Patch's Katelyn Tingey slides into third base as Schweinfurt's Ashley Dowdy drops the ball just after catching it during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Patch's Katelyn Tingey slides into third base as Schweinfurt's Ashley Dowdy drops the ball just after catching it during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Patch's Haile Baker and Paige Miller collide as Baker catches a fly ball during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Patch's Haile Baker and Paige Miller collide as Baker catches a fly ball during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Patch's Shannon Wright slides into home as Schweinfurt's Katherine Street tries to tag her out during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Patch's Shannon Wright slides into home as Schweinfurt's Katherine Street tries to tag her out during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Patch's Amber Marvin pitches during the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Patch's Amber Marvin pitches during the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Patch's Paige Miller slides safely into home as Schweinfurt's Brattany Waters reaches for the ball during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Patch's Paige Miller slides safely into home as Schweinfurt's Brattany Waters reaches for the ball during the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Leah Rogers arrives safely on base as Caitlyn Steffen catches the ball during the first of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Leah Rogers arrives safely on base as Caitlyn Steffen catches the ball during the first of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)
Schweinfurt's Ashely Dowdy pitches during the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks.
Schweinfurt's Ashely Dowdy pitches during the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Patch Barracks. (David Rogers/Stars and Stripes)

STUTTGART, Germany – Faced with playing the defending DODDS-Europe Division I softball champions, the Schweinfurt Razorbacks needed just about everything to go their way Saturday if they wanted a shot at winning.

It didn’t.

Schweinfurt struggled with errors and poor pitching and Patch was the victor of a doubleheader, winning 13-5 in the first game and 18-1 in the second.

Patch’s Katelyn Tingey went 4 for 4, hitting two doubles and a triple with three RBIs in the first game.

Patch coach Brian Tingey attributed the second game’s win to pitcher Amber Marvin, who gave up no hits through the first four of the five innings. She struck out seven batters while only giving up one run.

“She’s just tough to hit,” Tingey said. “So she controlled the game.”

Schweinfurt coach Julie Heintz said her team didn’t play nearly as well as it could have.

“We had a very bad game today,” she said. “We had a lot of errors that we don’t usually have. Our pitchers are usually much stronger.”

The Razorback pitchers had difficulty putting the ball over the plate, which caused the team’s defense to suffer severely.

“My pitchers could not find the plate in either game and you can’t defend a walk at all,” Heintz said. “Usually they put the ball over the plate. And our defense can help them out. Today, we didn’t do that at all. We had too many walks.

“Even though we weren’t hitting, if we could’ve cut down on the errors. That would’ve still kept our energy up a little bit.”

Patch improved to 8-0 with the victory and is one of three teams in Division I to not lose a game so far this season. Kaiserslautern (10-0) and Vilseck (6-0) haven’t lost either.

“We’ll continue working on being smart,” Brian Tingey said. “Running the bases smart. Being aggressive. And gettin’ those extra bases. And just playing smart on defense.”

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