The Challengers U15-Cadets visited Luzern this weekend and came away with victories in both games. The first game was won by a score of 13-3 and the nightcap was 11-6.
The story of the day was pitching as Jake Namovich pitched a complete game gem in the first game giving up only 3 runs and striking out 10. In the second game Sebastian Bonger pitched an almost complete game giving up 5 runs and striking out 9. Seb would have had a complete game but he reached the pitch count limit and we had to substitute for the last out in the final inning. Both guys were awesome on the mound and deserve recognition for throwing great games.
It was not a big hitting day as there were only 9 hits but the team showed a keen eye and had 18 walks and 4 HBP as the Luzern hurlers struggled to find the strike zone.
The big bats on the day were Tobias Haynor who was 3 for 6 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Seb Bonger was 2 for 4 with 4 runs and 1 RBI. Cedric Thommen went 2 for 4 with 5 runs scored and 1 RBI and Andreas Rüdisühli was 2 for 4 with 3 Runs and 1 RBI. Adding to the offense was Marcel Zuberbuehler who scored 4 runs and added an RBI. Congratulations to the Cadets on winning big in the Platzierungsrunde. We have closed out the official season with a 12-2 record.
Next weekend is a big game with the Cadets closing out their season by travelling to Geneva to play the undefeated Geneva Baseball team in an exhibition game. It should be an exciting weekend and we are looking forward to some great baseball.