Stuttgart pitcher tosses perfect game
DODEA-Europe pitchers tuned up for the upcoming playoffs with some memorable efforts on the mound over the weekend, the last of the 2019 regular season. The Division I and II/III baseball and softball tournaments run Thursday through Saturday in the Kaiserslautern MIlitary Community.
BaseballStuttgart 15/22, Hohenfels 0/0: Friday at Stuttgart, Panther ace Wesley Coglianese threw a perfect game to highlight a dominant doubleheader sweep.
Coglianese struck out 10 Tiger batters in the four-inning masterpiece, allowing zero runs, hits or walks to achieve the rarified perfect-game status.
Jack Harris provided the bulk of the considerable run support for his teammate, going 5-for-5 at the plate with a pair of triples in the game.
Coglianese did some offensive damage of his own in the opener, producing three hits and four RBI in the first of two Panther blowouts.
Vilseck 1/1, Wiesbaden 0/14: Friday at Wiesbaden, the visiting Falcons edged the Warriors in what Wiesbaden coach Steve Jewell described as a “magnificent” extra-inning game.
The teams played to a stalemate through the regulation seven innings. Wiesbaden’s Austin Deckinga allowed just one hit while striking out 11, while Vilseck played error-free defense in support of pitcher Damien Hall.
Hall scored the game’s winning and only run in the eighth, starting on second base as prescribed by the organization’s extra-inning rule and coming in to score on a single by Rian Ritter.
Wiesbaden purged its pent-up offensive frustrations in the second half of the doubleheader to secure the split.
SoftballVilseck 10/17, Wiesbaden 6/1: Friday at Wiesbaden, the visiting Falcons claimed a pair of double-digit victories.
Brianna Kloeckl picked up both pitching wins for the Falcons, working a combined 11 innings of five-run ball while striking out seven.
Joanne Baker drove in two runs in the opener, while Cecelia Jackson went 4-for-4 in the late game.
Ramstein and Kaiserslautern broke even in Friday’s other Division I clash. Visiting Ramstein won the opener 17-0, while Kaiserslautern fought back late for a 5-3 win.
Division I programs Stuttgart and Lakenheath, meanwhile, tuned up for the tournament by crushing lower-division opponents. Stuttgart beat Hohenfels 16-0 and 14-1, while Lakenheath swept Alconbury 20-3 and 20-10.
Vicenza 13/12, Aviano 2/4: Saturday at Vicenza, the Cougars cruised through a doubleheader sweep.
Chenoa Gragg and Cyana Souza pitched respective gems to pick up the pitching wins. Tessa Houghton drove in two runs in the opener, while Clarissa Campos totaled three hits and three RBI in the late game.
Elsewhere in Italy, Naples and Sigonella played to a doubleheader draw.
April Sullivan produced two hits and two RBI in host Naples 15-9 opening win, while Jessica Jacobs threw a seven-inning shutout in the Sigonella’s late 3-0 victory.