End of qualification rounds

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The NLA-Team will play its last two games of the qualification round this upcoming weekend. On Saturday, September 6 the Challengers (14-9) will play the Zürich Lions (0-24) for a night game at the Heerenschürli ballpark. The first pitch will take place at 7 pm.

On Sunday, September 7 the C's will host the Therwil Flyers (13-7) at the Heerenschürli ballpark. The two archrivals will battle for second place and for home field advantage for the semi-final series in which they could face again. The game starts at 2 pm.

The NLB-Team already knows its opponent for the playoff quarterfinal series, which will be the Jona Bandits. The Thun Hunters (4-11) don't know yet, if they will clinch a playoff berth. The Challengers (14-1) will host the Hunters for the last make-up game of the preeliminary round on Saturday, September 6 at 1.30 pm at the Heerenschürli ballpark.

The U12-Juveniles will face the Wil Devils in two games for seventh place. The last gameday of the 2014 season for the SG TruckStar/Challengers will take place on Saturday, September 6 at Dulliken Untere Ey. The games start at noon and 2.30 pm.

The U15-Cadets of the SG TruckStar/Challengers will travel to Bern for their last gameday of the 2014 campaign. The SG will face again the SG Cardinals/Frogs on Sunday, September 7 and will try to improve compared to last weekend, as they ended up with two losses. The games start at noon and 2.30 pm at Bern Allmend.


Cudas snap NLB-Team's 14-game winning streak


The 15th game of the season was the first one the Challengers couldn't win. The C's saw their 14-game winning streak halted, as their cross-town rival Zürich Barracudas posted a 13-8 victory on Saturday, August 30 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. The C's first erased a three-run deficit in the third inning, but the Barracudas broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the fourth frame, as they scored six runs with two outs on four consecutive hits. The C's fought till the end, but weren't able to turn things around again. Juan de la Rosa Bautista led the offense with a RBI-triple.

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U15-Cadets without a chance



The U15-Cadets lost twice to the SG Cardinals/Frogs on Saturday, August 30 at Dulliken. The SG TruckStar/Challengers didn't come through in Game 1 at all, as the Cardinals/Frogs posted a 15-0 shutout win. In Game 2 the SG scored three times, but ended up losing again 3-18.


Die U15-Cadets unterlagen am Samstag, 30. August in Dulliken der SG Cardinals/Frogs zweimal. Die SG TruckStar/Challengers sah kein Land in Spiel 1, das die Cardinals/Frogs mit 15-0 gewannen. In der zweiten Partie gelangen der SG dann immerhin drei Runs, dennoch setzte es eine klare 3-18 Niederlage ab. (Foto by TruckStar)

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C's go down in local derby


The Challengers gave up four runs in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday, August 26 en route to a 1-7 loss against the first placed Zürich Barracudas. The C's couldn't convert their scoring chances, as they produced only one run on twelve hits. The Barracudas (18-5) will finish the qualification round in first place and will have home field advantage thoughout the playoffs, while the Challengers (14-9) will battle with the Therwil Flyers (13-7) for second place.

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Ladies sweep Devils, clinch playoff berth


The Softball Team Zürich swept the Wil Devils on Saturday, August 23 to reach the .500 mark and to clinch a playoff berth. Zürich erased a six run deficit and Corina Grass broke a 7-7 tie with a two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning, as the ladies rallied for a 14-10 win in Game 1. Grass went 3-for-4, while Leandra Simitovic and Simona Cellar delivered two hits and score twice each.


In Game 2 starter Tori Shepard kept the Devils' bats under control, as Zürich won 4-1 to finish the preeliminary round in third place with a 8-8 record. Zürich will face the Luzern Eagles for a best-of-three semi-final series with games 1 and 2 on September 13 at Reussbühl.

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Juveniles with third win of the season



The U12-Juveniles came back strong after the summer holidays, as the SG TruckStar/Challengers posted its third victory of the season on Sunday, August 17 at Hünenberg. In Game 1 the Hünenberg Unicorns proved to be too strong once again, as they beat the SG 17-6. In Game 2 the SG ended up as the game winner, as it celebrated a 12-10 victory over the SG Cardinals/Hunters/Frogs.


Die U12-Juveniles verzeichneten einen erfolgreichen Start nach der Sommerpause. Die SG TruckStar/Challengers feierte am Sonntag, 17. August in Hünenberg ihren dritten Saisonsieg. Zwar erwiesen sich die gastgebenden Unicorns einmal mehr als zu stark, die Innerschweizer gewannen Spiel 1 mit 17-6. Die SG verliess dafür im zweiten Spiel gegen die Cardinals/Hunters/Frogs das Feld mit 12-10 als Sieger. (Photo by TruckStar)

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1. Sedin, R. .462   1. Byrne, R. 12   1. Sedin, R. .626
2. Reyes, E. .448   2. Sedin, R. 11   2. Byrne, R. .581
3. Byrne, R. .392   3. Martinez, J. 9   3. Reyes, E. .552
4. Siegrist, T. .298   4. Blank, Th. 7   4. Martinez, J. .371
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1. Kovac, Ku. 70   1. De la Rosa Bautista, J. 22   1. De la Rosa Bautista, J. 1.366
2. De la Rosa Bautista, J. 65   2. Kovac, Ku. 22   2. Nepomuceno, C. 1.163
3. Azuma, Y. 60   3. Nepomuceno, C. 19   3. Kovac, Ku. 1.084
4. Nepomuceno, C. 56   4. Falcone, F. 17   4. Falcone, F. .979
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1. Shepard, V. .737   1. Shepard, V. 1.356   1. Grass, C. 17
2. Grass, C. .512   2. Grass, C. 1.115   2. Oswald, G. 10
3. Oswald, G. .439   3. Simitovic, L. .824   3. Weber, R. 8
4. Simitovic, L. .400   4. Oswald, G. .816   4. Dübendorfer, I. 8
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