Saturday’s rain didn’t come close to dampening the bat of Kaiserslautern’s Kaylin Hesler.
Hesler, a sophomore catcher, hit a home run, triple and double and drove in seven runs in Kaiserslautern’s 24-1, two-inning, time-limit victory over AFNORTH in Saturday’s opener.
Hesler singled, homered and drove in three runs in a 24-5, five-inning romp in the nightcap.
Kat Jastrup claimed the victory in Game 1, allowing six hits in two innings of work. She walked two and struck out two.
Losing pitcher Lauren Anderson allowed nine hits in the opener. She was undone by Hesler’s big bat and 14 walks.
Amy Trostle went the distance for K-town in the nightcap, allowing five hits, striking out four and walking four.
Despite the lopsided score, the game lasted five innings, Kaiserlsautern coach Tom Burriss said, because K-town led just 6-2 after three innings.
Tina Mamer homered and drove in two runs to back Trostle in the nightcap as the Lady Raiders improved to 3-1.
Anderson, who pitched the first three innings of Game 2, took the loss for AFNORTH, which was playing its first games of the season.
In other softball games of note:
Alconbury 22, Bitburg 19: On Saturday at RAF Lakenheath, England, the Lady Dragons of Division IV completed a 4-0, two-day sweep of opponents from Divisions III and IV behind six RBIs from Ashley Uballe and a 3-for-3 day from Taylor Lynn.
Alconbury (4-2) began its roll Friday with a 17-9 conquest of D-II Bitburg and a 16-1 romp over D-III Baumholder.
Dara Halvorson picked up the victory in the first game. In the second, Linda Nguyen homered and drove in three runs on a 4-for-4 outing to make a winner of Caiti Stewart.
Alconbury tuned up for Saturday’s victory over Bitburg (2-4) with a 21-5 victory over Baumholder as Halvorson won her second game of the weekend.
Lakenheath 28, Baumholder 7: Also at Lakenheath, the defending European D-I champion completed its two-day 4-0 sweep of Bitburg and Baumholder behind the pitching of Brigitte Black.
Ali Parkerson pitched the Lancers (6-0) over Bitburg twice, 22-5 Saturday and 17-2 Friday. Jessica Serd was the winning pitcher in Lakenheath’s 18-3 conquest of Baumholder (0-4) on Friday.
Lakenheath coach John Gilmore said Black, Auburn Ritterbush and catcher Lisa McBride each had three or more hits during the four-game sweep of the teams from Germany.