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Stuttgart’s Jarrard throws no-no; Panthers roll to win over Hohenfels

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 12, 2008

HOHENFELS, Germany — Christian Jarrard pitched a no-hitter Saturday as the Stuttgart Panthers beat the Hohenfels Tigers 14-1 in high-school-age baseball.

Jarrard got offensive support from Trent Lovett and Justin Phelps, who each went 2-for-3.

Phelps doubled off Hohenfels ace Randy Taylor.

In other baseball on Saturday:

Mannheim 7-13, Vilseck 14-10: At Mannheim, the Bison scored six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to salvage the split.

Winning pitcher Joe Brendler went the distance for Mannheim, striking out six, walking one and retiring the side with the tying run at the plate in the final inning.

In the opener, Kalyn Smithson drove in three runs for Vilseck with a bases-loaded double.

Ramstein Rockets 22-13, Wiesbaden 1-8: At Wiesbaden, John Collett and Matt Chodzko each drove in four runs in the opener as Chodzko picked up the victory in relief.

Collett homered twice, and Tyler Tucker hit a two-run shot to help Chodzko, who pitched the final two innings, combine with Dan Garland on a no-hitter.

In the nightcap, Garland hit a three-run homer, and Chodzko went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Scott Sublousky was 3-for-4 with two doubles.

Tucker picked up the win, striking out five in two innings.

Chance Martin, who held the Rockets to two hits over the first three innings, blasted a three-run homer in the second game to help Wiesbaden take an early 5-0 lead. But the Rockets rallied behind run-scoring doubles off the bats of Chodzko, Sublousky and Tucker in the fourth and Garland’s three-run homer in the fifth.

Heidelberg 21-23, Ansbach 0-1: At Heidelberg, Micah Owen was 6-for-6, and Blake Holmlund and Ben Jackson each pitched four innings to pick up victories in run-rule-shortened games.

Owen and teammate Shane Close each went 4-for-4 in the opener as Holmlund scattered four hits and struck out four. Thonda Taylor also was perfect at the plate: 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Close drove in three runs and Owen and Ryan Rohren two each.

Owen drove in three runs in the nightcap in a 2-for-2 effort. Jackson, who allowed just three hits and struck out eight, drove in four runs to help his own cause.

Daniel Mariscal went 2-for-2 for Ansbach in the second game.

High school baseball in Europe is administered by Child and Youth Services and not by the school system.

By agreement between CYS and DODDS-Europe, high school-age baseball players who meet school academic eligibility and participation standards are eligible for athletic letters from their schools.)