Ramstein’s Lindsey Jones tossed a one-hitter in in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday. Her teammate Maddie Byrd went her one better in the nightcap.
Byrd threw a no-hitter as the Lady Royals (8-0) finished off a sweep of visiting AFNORTH. Both games were three-inning, 16-0, run-rule victories.
Jones struck out six and was backed by Bianca Lopez’s double and triple in two at-bats and Sara Sublousky’s 2-for-2 game with a double.
Byrd struck out six, walked one and went 2-for-3 in the second game.
Ramstein entertains defending European D-I champion Lakenheath in a battle of unbeatens on Saturday.
In other softball games this week:
Ramstein 15-10, Baumholder 0-6: On Friday at Ramstein, Mary Peterson won both games, yielding one hit and striking out four in the opener, and allowing six hits and striking out two in the nightcap.
Michelle Zapata took both losses, but went 2-for-3 in the second game. She was robbed of a third hit, according to Ramstein coach Kent Grosshuesch, by what he called a game-saving, diving catch in center field by Lataiya Harrison.
Harrison went 3-for-3 in the nightcap; Sublousky was 2-for-2 with two doubles in the opener.
Baumholder 24, Mannheim 23: On Wednesday at Baumholder, Zapata picked up the victory in her first start. She allowed just two hits but walked 16.
Keyanna Rawls drove in the winning run in the bottom of the third for her fourth RBI of the game. It capped Baumholder’s eight-run, last-inning rally. The second game was called off because of rain.
Third baseman Elizabeth Styles and shortstop Kendal Ladrillono each scored four times for the Lady Bucs.
Kaiserslautern 6-8, Bitburg 5-4: On Saturday at Kaiserslautern, the Lady Raiders improved to 9-1 with four-run rallies in their final at-bat of each game.
Lisa Domingo, who struck out seven, won the first game when K-town rallied in the bottom of the sixth. Trinity Powell and Arielle Hetrick singled to keep the rally alive.
The teams were tied at 4 at the end of the regulation six innings in the nightcap, but Amy Trostle and Raquel Burnal rapped RBI singles in the top of the seventh to make a winner of Trostle.
Trostle struck out eight batters. Kat Jastrab scored twice and went 2-for-3 in the nightcap.
Bitburg catcher Caitlin Parks threw out two runners trying to steal second in the second game, and Jastrab returned the favor by gunning down a Bitburg runner at home.
Heidelberg 16-6, Hohenfels 1-3: On Saturday at Hohenfels, college testing kept Hohenfels ace Mandy LaVanway out of the lineup until the third inning of the second game, according to Hohenfels coach Billy Henry.
Heidelberg’s Brianna Joyner picked up both pitching victories, one-hitting the Tigers over three innings in the opener and combining with closer Missy Guelle for a four-hitter in the nightcap.
Heidelberg (9-1) posted two eight-run innings in the opener and began the second game with a three-run first.
Wiesbaden 15-10, Patch 0-17: On Saturday at Stuttgart, the Lady Panthers (4-4) rode an eight-run fourth to the split.
Sydney Moner hit a three-run homer to help make a winner of Angel Roman. Roman pitched four innings, striking out three and walking six.
Shelby Walker, the first-game victor, took the loss in the nightcap. She scattered five hits in the opener and was backed by Reagan Harris, who went 2-for-3.
Mannheim 19-19, Vilseck 9-1: On Saturday at Vilseck, Torree Rheingans won both games, striking out four in the opener and three in the nightcap.
Alexis Pineiro went 5-for-7 on the day as Mannheim (2-7) kept Vilseck (0-6) winless.