Challengers swept by Mustangs again

The Challengers lost twice on Sunday, July 22 at the Heerenschürli ballpark against the Embrach Mustangs, who swept the C’s in the season series 4-0. Despite outhitting their opponent 12-9, the Challengers lost Game 1 against the Mustangs 1-6, as they committed five errors, that led to three unearned runs. The C’s had at least one baserunner in every single inning, but managed to score only one run in the fifth frame, as Säntis Zeller drove in Thomas Blank with a RBI-single to make it 1-4. Tobias Siegrist allowed five runs – two earned – and seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts in seven innings of work, while Thomas Blank led the offense with three hits.

Game 2 was dominated by Mustangs pitcher Timothy Jones, who tossed a one-hitter and struck out 15, as he faced just 28 batters in nine innings, and the Mustangs beat the Challengers 2-0. Challengers starter Robert Sedin also pitched nine magnificient innings, as he allowed two runs – one earned – and five hits with three walks while striking out ten. The C’s remain in fifth place with a 8-9 record.

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