General Assembly on November 30

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The 35th General Assembly of the Challengers Baseball & Softball Club Zurich will take place on Sunday, November 30 2014 at 3pm at the Restaurant Linde Oberstrass (Universitätsstr. 91, 8006 Zurich; Tram 9 & 10 to Winkelriedstrasse).


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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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Challengers lose Game 5, Flyers move into Finals


The Challengers lost the winner-takes-it-all Game 5 on Sunday, September 28, as the Flyers edged the C's 6-5. The team of head coach Chris Palatinus opened the score with two runs in the top of the first inning but couldn't hold on. Trailing 3-6 in the top of the ninth, the C's came within one run, but the Flyers recorded the third out with the tying run on second base to eventually move into the Finals.


With the defeat the Challengers' season ends in the semi-finals for the third consecutive year. The Flyers will play the Zürich Barracudas in the Finals with Game 1 taking place at the Heerenschürli ballpark on Saturday, October 4.

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1st League-Team finishes with split


The 1st League-Team is the only one within the Challenges organization to end the season with a win. The SG TruckStar/Challengers played its last game day of the 2014 campaign on Sunday, September 28 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. After losing to the Zürich Eighters Ost by a score of 11-13, the SG posted a 20-14 victory over the SG Rainbows/Lions in the last game of the year. With this win the SG finishes the 1st League championship in 12th place.

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NLB-Team's season ends in disappointment


The NLB-Team cruised through the qualification round and swept the Jona Bandits in the quarter-final series and won 16 out of 17 games so far. But the Challengers' season ended cold turkey on Saturday, September 20. The Sissach Frogs proved to be too strong for the C's, as they were swept in the best-of-three semi-final series by the Frogs. The Frogs perfectly played small ball and added the big hit, as they hit a grand-slam en route to a 7-0 win in Game 1. 


And the Frogs kept the Challengers' bats quiet in the second game too. The Frogs took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and held on for an 8-5 victory to clinch the final berth. The Challengers battled hard and had the tying run at the plate in the seventh, but couldn't avoid the loss, that ended the Challengers' season.

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1. Byrne, R. 14   1. Sedin, R. 12   1. Byrne, R. 43
2. Martinez, J. 11   2. Byrne, R. 11   2. Sedin, R. 42
3. Sedin, R. 11   3. Zeller, S. 6   3. Reyes, E. 41
4. Siegrist, T. 9   4. Siegrist, T. 5   4. Siegrist, T. 32
More NLA Leaders


1. Nepomuceno, C. .463   1. De la Rosa Bautista, J. .705   1. Azuma, Y. 17
2. Kovac, Ku. .415   2. Nepomuceno, C. .610   2. Kovac, Ku. 17
3. De la Rosa Bautista, J. .410   3. Kovac, Ku. .554   3. De la Rosa Bautista, J. 15
4. Falcone, F. .351   4. Falcone, F. .421   4. Sarmiento, A. 14
More NLB Leaders


1. Oswald, G. 5   1. Grass, C. 11   1. Grass, C. 18
2. Shepard, V. 3   2. Dübendorfer, I. 6   2. Oswald, G. 10
3. Grass, C. 2   3. Cellar, S. 5   3. Weber, R. 8
4. Litscher, J. 1   4. Shepard, V. 4   4. Dübendorfer, I. 8
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Carlos Nepomuceno: 18.11.1991
Fabian Leonhardt: 17.11.2000
Francesco Falcone: 21.11.1992
Pedro Lorenzo Martinez: 23.11.1998

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