The Challengers finished the 15th edition of the Zurich Spring Tournament in third place. After the C’s lost the opener of the tournament, as the Zurich Barracudas edged the C’s 7-6 after erasing a four-run deficit, the C’s evened their record with a 20-0 shutout win over the Zurich Eighters on Saturday afternoon. To reach the finals the Challengers needed a win against the Tübingen Hawks from the 2nd German Bundesliga, but they didn’t manage to score a run against the strong Hawks pitching, as the Hawks posted a 2-0 win.
And the Hawks took it all. After erasing a two-run deficit the Hawks led 3-2 before the bottom of the last inning in the final game. The Barracudas loaded the bases with two outs, but the Hawks escaped the jam unscathed to win the tournament for the fifth time.
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