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One close call a day is more than enough for the Ramstein Royals.

After they squeaked past neighborhood rival Kaiserslautern, 7-6, in Game 1 at Ramstein Air Base, they turned on the juice to claim the sweep with a 17-0 romp in the nightcap.

In Game 1, freshman Tyler Hughes singled home Dustin Labit with the winning run that broke a 6-6 tie. The hit pinned the loss on Kaiserslautern All-European Ian Acosta, who allowed just five hits, and made Labit, who came on in relief, the winning pitcher.

Jon Grotelueschen was the beneficiary of 14 Ramstein hits in picking up his third victory of the season in the nightcap.

According to Ramstein coach Glenn Porter, Grotelueschen allowed just two hits and struck four in the romp, fueled by freshman Matt Zembraski’s three-run homer off losing pitcher Aaren Blossom. Justin Pendergrass went 2-for-3 in the nightcap as Ramstein improved to 11-1. K-town, which split with Ramstein when the neighborhood rivals clashed earlier this season, fell to 8-4.

In other baseball of note:

SHAPE 8-11, Alconbury 5-2: Saturday at Mons, Belgium, Joe Broughton tossed a one-hitter in the nightcap to complete a sweep that lifted SHAPE’s record to 5-3.

Alconbury, in its first-ever season of baseball, fell to 0-12 in the West Region and 1-13 overall.

Catcher James Workman homered and tripled and drove in three runs in two at-bats to back Broughton, who also benefited from a 2-for-2 effort by Vince Furio and a 2-for-3 game by Thomas Muldoon, who had driven in two runs in SHAPE’s Game 1 victory.

Nick Westrick five-hit the Dragons in the opener and was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

AFNORTH 7-11, Alconbury 2-9: Friday at Brunssum, Netherlands, the Lions (2-6) racked up their first victories of the season.

Game 1 winner Jake Reynolds clubbed a three-run homer in the nightcap to make a winner of Westin McKinney, who had closed Game 1 for Reynolds.

Tony Legare, playing baseball for the first time this season, according to AFNORTH coach Nate Goolsby, stroked a solo homer in the nightcap for the Lions.

Patch 14-15, Vilseck 7-8: Saturday at Vilseck, Dylan Measells and Justin Quimby picked up the pitching victories that allowed the Panthers (9-1) to keep pace with Heidelberg atop the East Region standings.

According to Vilseck coach David Nelson. Measells, who allowed just three hits in his four innings of work, led just 3-2 going into the fifth, when Patch erupted for 10 runs. Five walks and three errors fueled the big inning. C.J. Kellogg closed the game for Patch, surrendering five runs.

Vilseck got two hits each from Ben Blackburn and Kelley Anderson.

In the nightcap, Jack Smith went 3-for-3 for Patch, which got two hits each from Ryan Tannenbaum and Damir Ingram.

Vilseck fell to 4-6 despite two hits each by Chris Nelson and Andrew Mineni and a double by Kalyn Smithson.

Heidelberg 7-11, Wiesbaden 0-8: Saturday at Heidelberg, Alex Weaver pitched five innings of shutout ball in the opener. He struck out eight and was backed by a 3-for-3 game by Ryan Gill.

In the nightcap, according to Heidelberg assistant coach Rob Stecker, Kenny Phillips went 2-for-2 to pace Wiesbaden (5-5); Heidelberg (9-1) benefited from a double and two singles by Turner Vite, and 2-for-2 games from Gill and Weaver.

Bitburg 2-10, Lakenheath 1-1: Friday at Bitburg, Notley Reavis three-hit the Lancers in the opener, striking out 12 and walking none as he outdueled Austin Morrow.

Morrow went the distance, allowing seven hits and one earned run. He struck out five.

Zach Nichols drove in the walk-off winning run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh for Bitburg, which saw Evan Less triple and single in three at-bats, according to Bitburg coach Christopher Moore.

In Game 2, Austin Schmidt picked up the win by throwing six innings of three-hit ball.

Bitburg was led by 3-for-4 batting by Schmidt, 2-for-3 hitting by Reavis and a suicide-bunt RBI by Adomnis Little Dog as it improved to 6-4. Lakenheath fell to 2-8.

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