Softball: Ramstein runs scoreless-inning streak to 29
LANDSTHUL, Germany — Ramstein, behind shutouts by Jenn Morton and Victoria Apodaca, ran its string of scoreless innings to 29 Saturday with a sweep of Kaiserslautern in Division I high school softball.
The unbeaten Royals won 19-0 and 17-0.
In the opener, Heather Steele went 4-for-4 and drove in six runs, while Charlene Hamilton (2-for-2) drove in two runs.
Kaiserslautern center fielder Adriana Metoyer had a triple and three nice catches.
In the nightcap, Apodaca and Morton each went 3-for-3. Morton had a grand slam and six RBIs, while Apodaca had 3 RBIs.
Bitburg 13-27, AFNORTH 2-4
SPANGDAHLEM AB, Germany — Ashley Kazimer and Casey Martin combined for the sweep by the defending European Division II champions.
Freshman Kazmier combined with Martin to hold AFNORTH to four hits in the five-inning opener. They struck out 10.
In the nightcap, Martin started and picked up the victory as she and Kazimer combined on a two-hitter.
Julie Brei-Crawley was 4-for-8 in the twin bill with five RBIs; Kaitlyn Phillips (5-for-8) drove in five runs; junior catcher Amy Hughen went 3-for-4 and hit a solo home run, driving in seven runs; and Kristal Stapleton came off the bench in the second game to deliver a grand slam.
The sweep boosts Bitburg’s conference record to 3-1. AFNORTH is 1-3 in the league.
Patch 23-13, Mannheim 3-6
MANNHEIM, Germany — Lauren Sanchez pitched a one-hitter in the opener, ended after three innings by the two-hour time limit, then came back to win the nightcap.
Sanchez struck out eight of the nine Mannheim batters she faced in the opener, yielding only a single to Kim Noack.
Jessica Strom went 4-for-4 and Kelsey Russell was 3-for-3 for Patch.
Patch’s Tia Immell went 3-for-4 in the nightcap.
Sanchez struck out 12 in five innings of the second game, but was still unable to retire Noack, who went 3-for-3.
Patch (3-1) kept pace with Bitburg in the Division II race. Mannheim is 1-3 in D-II play.
In games for which no details were available at presstime, Wurzburg beat Heidelberg 8-7 in the opener of a doubleheader Thursday but dropped the nightcap 15-1.
Würzburg’s trobules continued on Friday, when it was swept by Lakenheath 23-3 and 16-0.