Prep softball roundup: Ramstein moves to second in Division I
WüRZBURG, Germany — Jenn Morton threw a four-hitter and struck out 10 batters, and Victoria Apodaca thew three innings of no-hit ball in the second game as the Ramstein Lady Royals swept the Würzburg Lady Wolves 21-1 and 20-2 on Saturday.
The sweep boosted Ramstein’s conference mark to 8-2 and overall record to 12-2, putting it in second place in the league race behind Lakenheath.
Tatreka Polite went 4-for-5 and Cecilia Robles was 3-for-4 at the plate to back Morton. Polite homered and drove in three runs, while Robles had a triple and five RBIs.
Keisha Brooks was the bright spot offensively in the opener for Würzburg. She stole five bases in the five-inning game.
Morton went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the three-inning nightcap, ended by the mercy rule.
Würzburg finished the regular season 2-6 in Division I.
In other games:
BITBURG AIR BASE, Germany — The Bitburg Lady Barons tuned up for this weekend’s European Division II softball championship by sweeping the Kaiserslautern Lady Raiders 13-3 and 12-0.
Senior Krystle Vasquez and sophomore Ashley Kazimer each pitched five innings to claim victories. Vasquez allowed two hits and stuck out four in the opener, while Kazimer allowed no hits, no walks and struck out eight in the second game.
Kazimer went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Lady Barons (8-4). Bitburg finished the regular season with a 4-2 league record.
K-town fell to 1-11 overall.
WIESBADEN, Germany — The Heidelberg Lady Lions, trailing 1-0 going into the top of the final inning, rallied for seven runs and a 7-3 victory.
The rally launched the Lady Lions to a 12-2 victory in the nightcap and a Division I sweep.
Hannah Havenar picked up the victory in the opener. Brittany Clark won the second game as Heidelberg closed the regular season 10-6 overall and 7-3 in Division I.
Wiesbaden fell to 4-8, 2-6.
MANNHEIM, Germany — Krystal Salazar picked up both victories as the Mannheim Lady Bison swept the Hanau Panthers, 17-7 and 18-6, in Division II.
Kim Noack went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs in the opener for Mannheim, which also got home runs from Nadia Brown and and Nyesha Green.
In the nightcap, Sherita Camps homered and drove in four runs, and Noack went 2-for-4 as the Lady Bison (2-6 Div. II, 3-9 overall) won their first conference games of the season.
Hanau, in its first softball season, got three RBIs from Natasha Klage in the opener. Ashley Napoli went 2-for-3 in the nightcap.
The Panthers finished the regular season 1-9 overall and 0-6 in Division II.