Challengers move over .500

The Challengers moved over .500 for the first time in 2012 after sweeping the Luzern Eagles on Sunday, June 17 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. Andrea Girasole tossed seven dominant innings, as he allowed one run, two hits and three walks while striking out eight and the offense scored five times in the sixth inning to make it 6-0, as the Challengers posted a 9-5 victory in Game 1 over the Eagles.

The C’s had also a good start in Game 2, as they opened the score in the first inning to make it 3-0. The Eagles answered with two runs in the second frame and four in the fourth to make it 6-3, but the C’s battled hard and turned the game around again en route to an 11-7 win. Fabio Aimi went 4-for-5 and Luigi Cinardi drove in three runs, while Tobias Siegrist and Chris Palatinus scored three runs apiece. The Challengers remain in fifth place, but improved their record to 6-5.

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