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Challengers move into fourth place
The Challengers swept the Zürich Lions in a double header on Sunday, July 20 at the Heerenschürli ballpark to improve their record to 9-7. The C's moved into fourth place just 0.5 games behind the second placed Luzern Eagles. Game 1 against the local rival was a close affair, as the Challengers posted an 8-5 victory. The C's scored six runs in the second inning, but the Lions battled till the end. Robert Sedin and Eidrys Reyes delivered three hits apiece, Bryan Shemley went 2-for-5, while Tobias Siegrist recorded his second win of the season, as he allowed two runs and four hits in five innings of work.
Game 2 was all Challengers, as they cruised to a 10-0 shutout win in big parts thanks to Ryan Byrne's no-hit performance and 15 strikeouts. Sedin and Reyes again had three hits each, while Francisco Colindres added two hits and scored a game-high two runs.
NLB-Team remains perfect13.07.2014:
The NLB-Team swept the Thun Hunters on Sunday, July 13 at the Berner Oberland to keep their record perfect. The Challengers took Game 1 of the double header, that was originally scheduled for May 24, by posting a 12-1 victory over the Hunters and they added a 11-3 win in Game 2 to extend their lead over the second placed Zürich Barracudas to two games.
Family & Friends Tournament06.07.2014:
The traditional Challengers Family & Friends Tournament took place for the 15th time on Sunday, July 6 at the Klopstockwiese. Active and former players, juniors, their families and friends enjoyed several hours of playing ball in nice weather. Thanks to all the helpers and all the participants, who made the fun tournament once again a successful one. Special thanks to the Pfrimmer Family for brewing and delivering the brand new "Triple Play Challengers Special Beer" and to Thomas "multi media" Burger, who made it possible to revive the good old times playing ball and not missing Roger Federer playing at Wimbledon.
Juveniles edge Flyers29.06.2014:
The U12-Juveniles celebrated their second victory of the season on Sunday, June 29 at Therwil. After the SG TruckStar/Challengers lost in extra innings against the Cardinals/Hunters/Frogs one week ago, they managed to change the outcome this time. Losing all three games this season against the Flyers so far, the SG posted a 12-11 victory in a make-up game for a May 11 rainout. The SG has now a 2-7 record.
Die U12-Juveniles feierten am Sonntag, 29. Juni in Therwil ihren zweiten Saisonsieg. Nach einer Niederlage in Extra-Innings vor Wochenfrist gegen die Cardinals/Hunters/Frogs, drehte die SG TruckStar/Challengers den Spiess diesmal um. Hatte die SG alle drei bisherigen Partien gegen die Flyers verloren, gelang ihr nun in diesem Nachtragsspiel mit 12-11 der erste Erfolg.
Cadets played at the HeerenschÃ¼rli14.06.2014:
With the rule change for the base distances for the U15-Cadets for the 2014 season to the same distances as for the seniors, the SG TruckStar/Challengers and the Rümlang Kobras played their double header on Saturday, June 14 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. As expected the so far undefeated Kobras were untouchable for the SG, as the Kobras won 14-0 and 19-4. At least the SG TruckStar/Challengers are the first team in 2014, who was able to score runs against the Kobras, crossing the plate four times in the last two innings of Game 2. The SG finishes the round robin with a 2-6 record.
Dank der Regeländerung der Basedistanzen bei den U15-Cadets, die für 2014 den Erwachsenendistanzen angeglichen wurden, konnten die SG TruckStar/Challengers und die Rümlang Kobras ihren Doubleheader am Samstag, 14. Juni im Baseballstadion Heerenschürli austragen. Wie erwartet waren die bislang ungeschlagenen Kobras für die SG eine Nummer zu gross. Die Kobras siegten klar mit 14-0 und 19-4. Immerhin ist die SG TruckStar/Challengers das erste Team, das gegen die Kobras in der laufenden Saison Runs erzielen konnte, indem es in den beiden letzten Innings von Spiel 2 vier Runs scorte. Die SG beendet die Vorrunde mit 2 Siegen und 6 Niederlagen. (Foto TruckStar)
CBCZ 2014 NLA LEADERS
|1. Sedin, R.||1.129||1. Byrne, R.||78||1. Sedin, R.||31|
|2. Byrne, R.||1.040||2. Sedin, R.||77||2. Reyes, E.||29|
|3. Reyes, E.||1.033||3. Reyes, E.||72||3. Byrne, R.||23|
|4. Martinez, J.||.832||4. Siegrist, T.||71||4. Siegrist, T.||17|
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CBCZ 2014 NLB LEADERS
|1. Azuma, Y.||5||1. Kovac, Ku.||9||1. Kovac, Ku.||23|
|2. Gordon, A.||5||2. Nepomuceno, C.||9||2. Nepomuceno, C.||20|
|3. Kovac, Ku.||5||3. Falcone, F.||8||3. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||18|
|4. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||4||4. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||6||4. Gordon, A.||15|
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CBCZ 2014 SOFTBALL LEADERS
|1. Grass, C.||13||1. Shepard, V.||2||1. Grass, C.||8|
|2. Oswald, G.||7||2. Grass, C.||1||2. Weber, R.||7|
|3. Simitovic, L.||7||3. Oswald, G.||1||3. Oswald, G.||4|
|4. Cellar, S.||6||4. Rölli, J.||1||4. Rölli, J.||4|
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