Zama senior right-hander Litzie Figueroa tossed a no-hitter and drove in four runs in the Trojans' 19-2 rout of E.J. King on Wednesday, Day 1 of the Far East Division II softball tournament. AYUMI DAVIS/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Zama senior right-hander Litzie Figueroa tossed a no-hitter and drove in four runs in the Trojans' 19-2 rout of E.J. King on Wednesday, Day 1 of the Far East Division II softball tournament. AYUMI DAVIS/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Softball: Figueroa tosses no-hitter for rejuvenated Trojans

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan — Having entered the Far East Division II softball tournament with a 7-12 record, Zama appeared to be a middle-of-the-pack team. But Litzie Figueroa had other ideas.

The senior right-hander fired a no-hitter in the first game Wednesday as the Trojans routed E.J. King 19-2. She helped herself with two hits and four RBIs and also stole two bases.

“Wow,” said Figueroa, adding she was unaware that she’d thrown no-hit ball. “It feels amazing. We’re going to keep pushing harder until we get to the end.”

It was not just a one-game wonder, either; the Trojans closed out Wednesday 3-0, beating Osan 12-5 and finishing the day with a 7-5 upset of DODEA Japan champion Yokota. Jessica Atkinson homered and Zama scored seven times in the third inning.

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