Provisional schedules published

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The Swiss Baseball and Softball Federation has published the provisional schedules for the Baseball National Leagues and for the Softball League. Opening Day will be on April 11, while the Softball season will start on May 2.


The Challengers NLB-Team will open the 2015 campaign on April 11 with a double header on the road against the Embrach Mustangs. The NLA-Team will face the Bern Cardinals one day later at the capital city, while the Softball-Teams takes off with a home opener against the Wil Devils on May 3.


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Draw for Softball ECW


The Softball European Championship Women will take place in Rosmalen/Netherlands with 21 teams from July 19 to 25. At the ESF Congress in Dublin on February 7 the drawing of the groups has been done by Michelle Smith USA (two times Olympic Gold Medallist). Switzerland will play in group D facing Italy, Great Britain, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

The Swiss National Softball Women Team began its preparation with a start-up day on February 8 with Headcoach Jérome Müller.

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Embrach Indoor Tournament



The Challengers Juniors participated at the Embrach Indoor Tournament on Saturday, February 7. The U12-Juveniles of the SG TruckStar/Challengers confirmed their fine performance at the Sissach Indoor Tournament two weeks ago and finished in 3rd place out of five teams.


The Challengers U15-Cadets lined up with players from three other clubs due to school holidays. The team finished in 4th place. Next up will be the Olten Indoor Tournament on Sunday, March 8, that will be organized by the Dulliken TruckStar.

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U12 beat Frogs, finish third



The U12-Juveniles won the game against the Frogs ath the Sunday's indoor tournament in Sissach and finished third in the standings. The SG TruckStar/Challengers featured a good offense and two nice defensive innings without a run allowed  against the Frogs. Tournament winner Rümlang Kobras and runner-up Therwil Flyers proved to be too strong for the SG, though. For the hosting Sissach Frogs, the tournament was the beginning of the festivities for its 30-years anniversary. The Swiss All Star Game will also take place in Sissach on August 16.

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Byrne Swiss MVP, Sedin Best Batter



Challengers player Ryan Byrne was named MVP of the Swiss National League A at the Swiss Federation's General Assembly on Saturday, November 29 at the House of Sports in Ittigen. Byrne finished the season with a .417 batting average, 43 hits, 17 RBI and 27 runs scored and added a 8-6 record with a 2.47 ERA and 4 saves from the mound, while setting a new single season record in the NLA with 182 strikeouts.

In addition to that Robert Sedin was named the Swiss NLA's Best Batter for the second time after 2012. Sedin batted .462 with 42 hits, 12 doubles, 1 homer, 15 RBI's and 37 runs scored. Gavin Guarrera from the Therwil Flyers was named Best Pitcher, while Corina Casparis from the Luzern Eagles was credited with the Softball MVP award.

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Challengers Softball-Team is back


The Challengers Softball players will participate at the 2015 Swiss championship with their own team again. After the two Zurich based clubs Barracudas and Challengers had a cooperation in 2014 with a combined softball team due to staffing shortage, the two organizations will go their own way in 2015. The young Challengers team with head coach Leandra Simitovic will try to clinch a playoff berth.

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C's and Truck Star extend cooperation


The Zürich Challengers and the Truck Star Dulliken extend their cooperation for the upcoming year and will participate at the Swiss championships with combined teams. It will be the fifth consecutive season the two organizations will collaborate. Their teams will participate at the U12-Juveniles, U15-Cadets and U18-Juniors championships and as in 2014 with a combined team in the 1st League again.

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1. Byrne, R. 14   1. Sedin, R. 12   1. Siegrist, T. 108
2. Martinez, J. 11   2. Byrne, R. 11   2. Byrne, R. 103
3. Sedin, R. 11   3. Zeller, S. 6   3. Reyes, E. 91
4. Siegrist, T. 9   4. Siegrist, T. 5   4. Sedin, R. 91
More NLA Leaders


1. Kovac, Ku. 33   1. Nepomuceno, C. .463   1. Kovac, Ku. 27
2. Azuma, Y. 22   2. Kovac, Ku. .415   2. De la Rosa Bautista, J. 25
3. De la Rosa Bautista, J. 18   3. De la Rosa Bautista, J. .410   3. Falcone, F. 20
4. Nepomuceno, C. 10   4. Falcone, F. .351   4. Nepomuceno, C. 19
More NLB Leaders


1. Shepard, V. .592   1. Oswald, G. 5   1. Grass, C. 11
2. Grass, C. .586   2. Shepard, V. 3   2. Dübendorfer, I. 6
3. Rölli, J. .489   3. Grass, C. 2   3. Cellar, S. 5
4. Simitovic, L. .424   4. Litscher, J. 1   4. Shepard, V. 4
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