Challengers Baseball Club Zurich
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.
Swiss National Team to play at Croatia22.01.2015:
The Confederation of European Baseball (C.E.B.) made the drawing for this year's European Cup Qualifier tournaments. The Swiss Baseball National Team will travel to Karlovac, Croatia, where it will face the teams from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Ukraine and Croatia from July 27 till August 2.
The team of former Challengers Headcoach Andy Fleischacker will start its campaign with a kick-off weekend at Lenzerheide on January 24 and 25. The Challengers players Francisco Colindres and Tobias Siegrist will take part at the kick-off weekend.
T-Ball Team starts season with indoor tournament17.01.2015:
The Challengers 2015 season opened with a T-Ball tournament on Saturday, January 17 at Rümlang. The youngest Challengers played together with the Dulliken TruckStar against the Neuenburg Atomics (Germany), Devils/Vikings and Rümlang Kobras. Some Challengers played their first matches ever and gained experience. Thanks to the Kobras for organizing the tournament.
Challengers General Assembly30.11.2014:
The 35th Challengers' General Assembly took place on Sunday, November 30 at the restaurant Linde Oberstrass in Zurich. The main topics of the General Assembly were the joint efforts and the commitment to the organization. Simona Cellar and Adderly Sarmiento resigned after two years in the board. They are replaced by Meret Roth and Carlos Nepomuceno, who have been elected as new members of the board. President Adrian Kämpfer has been re-elected.
The upcoming season the Softball-Team will participate at the Swiss championship with an independent team again. Furthermore the co-operation with the Dulliken Truck Star will continue for the 1st League-Team and the Juniors-Teams. NLA headcoach Chris Palatinus resigned. He will stay with the club as the sporting director.
Ryan Byrne (Baseball NLA), Juan Carlos de la Rosa Bautista (Baseball NLB), Andreas Rüdisühli (Baseball 1st League) and Leandra Simitovic (Softball) were the recipients of their team's MVP trophies.
Byrne Swiss MVP, Sedin Best Batter29.11.2014:
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.
Challengers Softball-Team is back11.11.2014:
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.
C's and Truck Star extend cooperation09.11.2014:
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.
CBCZ 2014 NLA LEADERS
|PLATE APPEARANCES||SLUGGING PCT.||DOUBLES|
|1. Byrne, R.||132||1. Sedin, R.||.626||1. Sedin, R.||12|
|2. Siegrist, T.||124||2. Byrne, R.||.592||2. Byrne, R.||11|
|3. Sedin, R.||106||3. Reyes, E.||.560||3. Zeller, S.||6|
|4. Reyes, E.||100||4. Siegrist, T.||.361||4. Siegrist, T.||5|
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CBCZ 2014 NLB LEADERS
|1. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||1||1. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||1.235||1. Kovac, Ku.||27|
|2. Nepomuceno, C.||1||2. Nepomuceno, C.||1.163||2. De la Rosa Bautista, J.||25|
|3.||3. Kovac, Ku.||1.078||3. Falcone, F.||20|
|4.||4. Falcone, F.||.827||4. Nepomuceno, C.||19|
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CBCZ 2014 SOFTBALL LEADERS
|BATTING AVG.||DOUBLES||SLUGGING PCT.|
|1. Shepard, V.||.545||1. Oswald, G.||5||1. Shepard, V.||.682|
|2. Grass, C.||.408||2. Shepard, V.||3||2. Rölli, J.||.568|
|3. Rölli, J.||.378||3. Grass, C.||2||3. Grass, C.||.510|
|4. Simitovic, L.||.375||4. Litscher, J.||1||4. Oswald, G.||.489|
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