Softball: Ramstein roughs up Perry
HEIDELBERG, Germany — The undefeated Ramstein Lady Royals rocked Heidelberg ace Meagan Perry for 24 hits Saturday in sweeping the Lady Lions 18-1 and 9-0 to remain atop the Division I high school softball standings.
Heidelberg made nine errors in the first game.
Winning pitcher Jenn Morton had three hits, Charlene Hamilton and Megan Hilard each had two, and Heather Steele hit a bases-loaded triple in the opener.
Heidelberg had just one hit off Morton, who struck out eight.
In the nightcap, Ramstein’s Victoria Apodaca struck out 17 and also threw a one-hitter.
Morton, Apodaca and Cecilia Robles each had two of Ramstein’s 12 hits in the second game.
Wiesbaden 12-21, Kaiserslautern 0-3
WIESBADEN, Germany — Wiesbaden’s Lady Warriors kept pace with Ramstein in the Division I race with a pair of five-inning, run-rule romps.
In her debut as a pitcher, Melissa Mueller tossed a two-hitter, striking out nine and walking just two in winning the opener.
Mueller also was perfect at the plate, and Kristen Kodalen added a triple for the Warriors. Clarice Vegter took the loss.
In the second game, Kaitlin O’Neil waltzed to the victory, allowing just three hits.
Bridy Ferguson was 4-for-4 with a home run and a double, and Stephanie Snow added a triple and a home run.
Amanda Van Wey took the loss.
Patch 13-16, Würzburg 4-5
WüRZBURG, Germany — Division II’s Patch romped in a non-conference sweep of Division I’s Würzburg Lady Wolves behind a one-hitter by Lauren Sanchez and an eight-hitter by Michelle Hughes.
Sanchez, who also had a triple, struck out 11 and walked eight in the opener. Ashley Cooper, who walked 10 and struck out seven, took the loss.
In the nightcap, Patch had 16 hits against losing pitcher Kordia Holmes. Jessica Strom and Sanchez had triples and Meredith Beatty homered.
Bitburg 15-12, Mannheim 4-2
MANNHEIM, Germany — Julie Brei-Crawley led the sweep with by going 5-for-7 to back the pitching of Tanja Moore and freshman Ashley Kazimer as the three-time defending European Division II champion Lady Barons rolled.
Kazimer allowed just three hits, struck out 10 and walked only one in the opener as Brei-Crawley went 3-for-4, and Moore drove in four runs with a two-run homer and two-run double.
Moore hit another two-run double in the nightcap, in which she held Mannheim to just one hit and struck out 14 of the 21 batters she faced.
Stephanie Emlinger, who had two of Mannheim’s five hits, managed the only hit off Moore.