The second appearance at the new Heerenschürli ballpark was one to forget for the Challengers. The C’s fumbled the chance to win their third game of the season, as they blew a four-run lead against the Bern Cardinals in Game 1. The Cardinals scored five runs in the seventh inning – most of them unearned – against a flawed Challengers defense to eventually win 9-8.
And it was the same procedure in Game 2. The C’s blew an early 4-2 lead, while the Cardinals used a 13-hit attack and a solid defense to cruise to a 17-9 win. The Challengers’ bats kept up with the Cardinals, as Ueli von Burg led the offense with two triples, but again the C’s threw the game away, as their defense committed several costly errors.
Next, the Challengers will face the reigning Swiss champions Therwil Flyers on May 2, at Therwil.