Softball roundup: Bitburg dedicates doubleheader sweep of AFNORTH to fallen coach
The Bitburg Lady Barons, who honored their late teacher David Turner by dedicating Saturday’s softball doubleheader to his memory, swept visiting AFNORTH 15-0 and 21-6.
Game 1 winning pitcher Kelsey Wilson and Game 2 winner Ana Guiterrez each limited AFNORTH to a single hit in leading the Lady Barons, some of whom were on the cross country team Turner coached shortly before his death in September.
Wilson, 3-for-3 at the plate, struck out three in the opener, according to Bitburg coach Daniel Vasquez. She was backed by the bat of second baseman Valerie Ruemele, who also went 3-for-3 and drove in five runs.
Guitierrez was 4-for-4 at the plate in the nightcap. She gave way to Wilson, who struck out the final three batters of the game, in the final inning. Wilson drove in five runs, going 3-for-5.
In other softball action Saturday:
Kaiserslautern 17-16, Baumholder 4-4: At Baumholder, Lisa Domingo, Tina Mamer and Kaylin Hesler each stroked first-game home runs to pace the Lady Raiders and make a winner of pitcher Kat Jastrab.
Hesler and Mamer returned in the nightcap to club two homers each, and Domingo and Amy Trostle combined on a two-hitter. Kaiserslautern, which downed Patch 15-0 and 25-10 on Thursday, improved to 9-1.
Domingo pitched a no-hitter in Thursday’s opener, fanning six. Trostle picked up the victory in the second game as the Lady Raiders rallied from a 10-3 deficit, spurred by a 2-for-3 outing by Sydney Moner.
Patch 23-14, Mannheim 4-11: At Stuttgart, Angel Roman and Anne Wasson claimed the pitching victories as the Lady Panthers evened their record at 3-3.
Roman allowed no hits in going the three-inning distance in the opener. She struck out two and walked four.
Moner stroked a two-run homer in the romp and Rachel Alessi and Mariel Beesting each doubled. Wasson, who went 3-for-4 and homered, allowed just two hits in her four innings of work in the second game.
Alexa Lazaar picked up the save with one inning of no-hit ball to close things out.
Roman doubled and went 2-for-3 while Alessi was 4-for-4 at the plate.
Heidelberg 19-12, Wiesbaden 4-0: At Heidelberg, the Lions improved to 5-1 with the sweep.
Courtney Milton went 3-for-3 and drove in five runs to make a winner of Missy Guelle in the opener; Briann Joyner struck out 10 in the nightcap.
Caitlin Donnelly, who drove in two runs in the opener, went 3-for-4 and drove in two more runs in the nightcap.
Ramstein 11, Hohenfels 0: At Vilseck, winning pitcher Maddie Byrd struck out 13 and walked just three in pitching a no-hitter. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate.
Later her teammate Charnel Austin was 2-for-3 as the Lady Royals turned things over to their JV squad, which pinned an 18-2 defeat on the Lady Tigers. Brianna Day had eight strikeouts for the JV team.
Ramstein 25, Vilseck 0: Also at Vilseck, Lindsey Jones went 5-for-5 at the plate and no-hit her hosts. She walked none and struck out eight in sending the Falcons to 0-4. Ramstein’s JV also downed Vilseck 17-1.