Jared Kyle Elario (Bubbles)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 209 lb.
During the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Elario was 0-1 with a 10.12 ERA. He relieved Tyrone Lamont with a 6-4 deficit against Team Canada in the 7th inning. He allowed a Pete LaForest double then drew two wild pitches to make it 7-4. Aaron Guiel walked and Adam Stern singled but Pete Orr hit into a double play to end further damage. In the 8th, Jared retired Stubby Clapp and fanned Jason Bay on a full count. He walked Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs and Corey Koskie to load the bases before Max St. Pierre grounded out. In the 9th, he gave up a triple to Ryan Radmanovich and a RBI double to Stern. Orr grounded back to Elario, who made a run-scoring error and was removed from the contest. He also pitched the final inning of the 17-0 loss to Team USA. He retired Derrek Lee. Chase Utley singled but Elario then got Michael Barrett on a fly and Randy Winn to ground into a force to end it.
Elario played in the 2006 World Junior Championship.
Jared had a 0-1, 8.10 record in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, allowing 11 hits and 5 walks in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up 6 runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mexican national team and 3 unearned runs in two innings of relief versus Panama.
Back with South Africa for the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, he surrendered three runs on 6 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings in a no-decision against Germany. He got his second start against Australia but was roughed up. Paul Weichard doubled, Daniel Berg walked, Ben Risinger flew out, Glenn Williams singled in a run and Tom Brice singled in a run. Brice's hit was up the middle and injured Elario, knocking him from the game. Both runners later scored and he finished with a 11.81 ERA.
Elario was torched in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, giving up 4 runs in one inning; a 3-run homer by Adrián González was the big blow. In the 2009 Baseball World Cup, he relieved Shannon Ekermans with a 6-0 deficit in the 4th against Cuba. He allowed 4 hits, a walk and 3 runs in 1 1/3 IP before Dylan Unsworth relieved him.
In the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, he got into two games. He relieved Unsworth with a 1-0 deficit in the 7th against Israel and allowed one run. He fared worse replacing Kieran Lovegrove in the second of a 13-3 loss to Spain. For the event, he had 5 hits, 4 walks and 5 runs (3 earned) in two innings; only Lovegrove had a higher ERA for South Africa.
Jared also pitched twice in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. In the opener against New Zealand, he relieved Garth Cahill in the 9th with a 7-1 lead, the bases loaded and one out, and got Scott Campbell to hit into a game-ending double play. He also faced New Zealand in the semifinals, getting the start and going 4 1/3 innings (2 H, 5 BB, 3 K), giving up two runs, both on a Moko Moanaroa double, to get the win; Lloyd Stevens took over the pitching from him. Unsworth was the only other hurler to pick up a win for South Africa in the event.
The veteran starred in the 2019 Africa Cup Baseball Championship; getting the nod in the finale against Uganda, he threw a five-inning mercy rule no-hitter, allowing only one walk and one hit batsman. It was not the first no-hitter of the event as Uganda's Bernard Adei and Nicholas Alumai had thrown one earlier.