Challengers Baseball Club Zurich
The Heerenschürli ballpark was made ready for the winter season on Saturday, October 25. The next crack of the bat will take place by end of March 2015.
Winter Practice starts20.10.2014:
The winter practice for the Challengers baseball and softball teams starts on Tuesday, October 21. Till Christmas the baseball teams will practice on Tuesdays from 8 pm till 10 pm at the Turnhalle Probstei in Zürich-Schwamendingen, while the practice for the softball team will take place on Tuesdays from 6pm till 8pm at the Turnhalle Lavater in Zürich-Enge.
Challengers lose Game 5, Flyers move into Finals28.09.2014:
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.
1st League-Team finishes with split28.09.2014:
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.
NLB-Team's season ends in disappointment20.09.2014:
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.
CBCZ 2014 NLA LEADERS
|1. Sedin, R.||37||1. Byrne, R.||132||1. Sedin, R.||12|
|2. Byrne, R.||27||2. Siegrist, T.||124||2. Byrne, R.||11|
|3. Reyes, E.||15||3. Sedin, R.||106||3. Zeller, S.||6|
|4. Bregy, H.||14||4. Reyes, E.||100||4. Siegrist, T.||5|
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CBCZ 2014 NLB LEADERS
|1. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||1||1. Kovac, Ku.||33||1. Kovac, Ku.||65|
|2. Nepomuceno, C.||1||2. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||28||2. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||61|
|3.||3. Azuma, Y.||26||3. Azuma, Y.||59|
|4.||4. Sarmiento, A.||19||4. Falcone, F.||57|
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CBCZ 2014 SOFTBALL LEADERS
|1. Shepard, V.||24||1. Grass, C.||18||1. Shepard, V.||30|
|2. Simitovic, L.||21||2. Oswald, G.||10||2. Grass, C.||25|
|3. Grass, C.||20||3. Weber, R.||8||3. Oswald, G.||23|
|4. Rölli, J.||14||4. Dübendorfer, I.||8||4. Simitovic, L.||22|
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