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Postseason 2014 - Game 3 at Therwil, NLB semi-final at Sissach
The NLA-Team and the Therwil Flyers will meet for Game 3 of their best-of-five semi-final series on Saturday, September 20 at Therwil. After winning 4-3 in the opener at Therwil thanks to a three-run homer by Amado Tomas Tabilis in the seventh, the Flyers answered with an extra-inning win in Game 2 at Zürich to tie the series at 1-1. Game 3 will start at 2 pm at Therwil Känelmatt.
The NLB-Team will play the Sissach Frogs in a best-of-three semi-final series. After sweeping the Jona Bandits in the quarter-final series the NLB-Team will try to advance to the NLB finals with two wins on Saturday, September 20 at Sissach. The Challengers finished ahead of Group B with a 15-1 record, while the Frogs came in second place in Group A with a 11-5 reccord. The games start at 11 am and 2 pm at Sissach Tannbrunn.
1st League gameday at the Heerenschürli16.09.2014:
The SG TruckStar/Challengers will face the Zürich Barracudas and the Yverdon Golgoths on Saturday, September 20 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. The 1st League-Team won one of two games against both opponents so far in 2014 and will try to battle for ninth place in the standings. The games start at 10 am and 12.30 pm.
Challengers lose Game 2 in extra innings14.09.2014:
The Therwil Flyers tied the best-of-five semi-final series with the Challengers at 1-1, after winning Game 2 2-1 on Sunday, September 14 at the Heerenschürli in extra innings. The C's tied the game in the bottom of the eight inning, as Tobias Siegrist drove in Jesus Martinez with two outs. And the C's had the winning run on second base in the ninth and the tenth innings, but couldn't cash in. The Flyers scored the go-ahead run with one out in the top of the eleventh inning on an error by the C's defense. In the bottom half of the frame Francisco Colindres reached base and advanced to second with two outs, as Jesus Martinez drew a walk after falling behing 0-2 in the count, but the Flyers worked out of the jam.
Game 3 will take place on Saturday, September 20 at Therwil, while Game 4 will be played on Saturday, September 27 at 7 pm at the Heerenschürli ballpark. In the other semi-final series the Zürich Barracudas have a 2-0 lead over the Lucerne Eagles.
C's win series opener13.09.2014:
The Challengers won the opener of their best-of-five semi-final series with the Therwil Flyers on Saturday, September 13, as the C's rallied for a 4-3 victory at Therwil. The team of head coach Chris Palatinus trailed by two runs in the seventh, as Bryan Shemley and Ryan Byrne reached base, before Amado Tomas Tabilis hit a bomb over the left field fence for a three-run homer to make it 4-3. Ryan Byrne tossed a complete game for his first postseason win with the C's. Game 2 will take place on Sunday, September 14 at 4 pm at the Heerenschürli ballpark.
The Zürich Barracudas beat the Luzern Eagles 9-2 to take Game 1 in the other semi-final series.
NLB-Team sweeps Bandits, qualifies for semi-final13.09.2014:
The NLB-Team won twice on Saturday, September 13 at the Heerenschürli ballpark to sweep the Jona Bandits in their best-of-three quarter-final series. The Challengers took Game 1, as they posted a 7-2 win over the Bandits. Oli Christen held the Bandits under control to secure the 16th win of the year. And the C's added an 18-6 victory, as they scored four runs in the second frame and added eleven in the third to put things out of reach.
The Sissach Frogs and the Zürich Barracudas also qualified for the semi-finals, while the series between the Wil Devils and the Hünenberg Unicorns will start on Sunday.
U15-Cadets edged by Cardinals/Frogs07.09.2014:
The U15-Cadets improved once more but still fell short to the SG Cardinals/Frogs on their last game day of the season on Sunday, September 7 at Bern. The SG TruckStar/Challengers battled hard but ended up losing Game 1 by 15-16, before the home team added a 11-6 victory in Game 2. Thanks to the TruckStar for another season of great collaboration.
Die U15-Cadets zeigten am Sonntag, 7. September in Bern an ihrem letzten Spieltag der Saison nochmals eine starke Leistung, unterlagen aber dennoch ganz knapp der SG Cardinals/Frogs. Die SG TruckStar/Challengers bot dem Gegner bis zuletzt die Stirn, zog jedoch im 1. Spiel mit 15-16 den Kürzeren. Die zweite Partie ging dann mit 11-6 ebenfalls an die Gastgeber. Ein grosses Dankeschön geht an die TruckStar für die wiederum tolle Zusammenarbeit. (Foto by TruckStar)
Juveniles end season with two losses06.09.2014:
The U12-Juveniles played their last gameday of the 2014 campaign on Saturday, September 6 at Dulliken. The SG TruckStar/Challengers lost twice to the Wil Devils. The Devils posted a 14-5 win in Game 1 and added 11-1 victory in Game 2.
Die U12-Juveniles bestritten am Samstag, 6. September in Dulliken ihren letzten Spieltag der Saison 2014. Die SG TruckStar/Challengers verlor dabei zweimal gegen die Wil Devils. Diese gewannen im ersten Spiel 14-5 und liessen zum Abschluss noch einen 11-1 Sieg folgen. (Foto by TruckStar)
CBCZ 2014 NLA LEADERS
|1. Byrne, R.||12||1. Martinez, J.||2||1. Sedin, R.||.519|
|2. Martinez, J.||11||2. Sedin, R.||1||2. Reyes, E.||.480|
|3. Sedin, R.||11||3. Tomas Tabilis, A.||1||3. Byrne, R.||.462|
|4. Siegrist, T.||8||4. Zeller, S.||1||4. Siegrist, T.||.375|
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CBCZ 2014 NLB LEADERS
|PLATE APPEARANCES||ON-BASE PCT.||DOUBLES|
|1. Kovac, Ku.||84||1. Nepomuceno, C.||.554||1. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||10|
|2. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||76||2. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||.539||2. Kovac, Ku.||7|
|3. Azuma, Y.||74||3. Kovac, Ku.||.524||3. Falcone, F.||4|
|4. Sarmiento, A.||60||4. Sarmiento, A.||.517||4. Nepomuceno, C.||3|
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CBCZ 2014 SOFTBALL LEADERS
|1. Shepard, V.||.737||1. Shepard, V.||22||1. Rölli, J.||2|
|2. Grass, C.||.512||2. Simitovic, L.||19||2. Shepard, V.||1|
|3. Oswald, G.||.439||3. Grass, C.||18||3. Grass, C.||1|
|4. Simitovic, L.||.400||4. Rölli, J.||14||4. Oswald, G.||1|
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