Fans can catch Major League Baseball’s International Road Show this month and next at various cities in Germany.
The tour will arrive in central and southern Germany beginning with a stop at Regensburg on June 27. Admission is free.
The show’s highlight is the interactive fan park, where enthusiasts of all ages can try their hands at the Power Pitcher, Home Run Hitter and other activities. The event, which generally lasts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., also features contests, with the biggest prize being a trip to a major-league game in New York in September.
The road show’s schedule for southern and central Germany is:
June 27: Regensburg, Neupfarrplatz;June 28: Ingolstadt, Paradeplatz;June 30: Stuttgart, Kronprinzstrasse/Buchenstrasse;July 2: Karlsruhe, Marktplatz;July 4: Mannheim, Marktplatz G1;July 6: Mainz, Gutenbergplatz;July 9: Frankfurt, Konstabler Wache;July 11: Wiesbaden, Kranzplatz;Strongest DODDS students announcedWIESBADEN, Germany — Two seniors from Ansbach High School topped more than 250 participants in the worldwide DODDS 2007 Liftoff which ended this month.
Darrin Williams is the strongest student, pound for pound, among the boys, and classmate Amber Mack led the way for the girls, according to results released last week by event organizer Dave Eidem of Wiesbaden.
Williams, who weighs 157 pounds, bench-pressed 315 pounds, or 200.6 percent of his body weight. That was the best body-weight to weight-managed ratio posted by lifters from 11 schools in Europe and the Pacific. Mack benched 170 pounds, 93.9 percent of her body weight.
Just behind Williams was Kaiserslautern junior Anthony Perry. Perry, who also weighs 157 pounds, benched 310 pounds — 197.5 percent of his body weight. Jamie Eidem, a Wiesbaden junior, lifted 115 pounds — 89.1 percent of her body weight — to place second to Mack.
Others who handled 160 percent of their body weight or more were Ansbach sophomore Shane Williams (171.1 percent), Menwith Hill senior Jesse Best (171.1), Kaiserslautern sophomore Russell Bryant (166.9), Kaiserslautern seventh-grader Luke Braunlich (166.7), Bitburg senior Jason Bush (162.2), Kaiserslautern junior Anthony Snider (161.8) and Kaiserslautern senior Sprinkles Lucynski (160.7).
Kaiserslautern senior C.J. McKenzie, a 210-pounder, benched the most raw weight of any lifter — 335 pounds.