U15-Cadets in last place at Therwil

The Challengers U15-Cadets played their second indoor tournament of the winter on Sunday, January 22 at Therwil, after taking part at the indoor tournament at Wil in December. The team of head coach Adrian Kämpfer couldn’t confirm their good performance from the first tournament. Lacking in concentration the C’s lost their first two games against the Flyers and the Kobras. Only in their last game against the winner of the tournament, the Neuenburg Atomics, the C’s played on their regular level. The C’s kept pace with the Germans and still had the chance to win the game in the last inning. At the end the blue and red finished with three losses. The next indoor tournament for the Challengers will take place on Saturday, February 4 at Embrach.
Results U15 Indoor Tournament Therwil

Challengers vs. Rümlang Kobras 6-12
Therwil Flyers vs. Challengers 11-3
Neuenburg Atomics vs. Challengers 4-2

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U15-Cadets EC at Hünenberg

The next highlight for Swiss baseball is right ahead. For the first time in the history the U15 B-European Championships will take place in Switzerland. The tournament will be held at Hünenberg. The Swiss U15-Nationalteam will face the teams from Belarus, Great Britain, Slovakia and Poland. Headcoach Mike Bundi also named Challengers player Jayfry Meier to the 16-man roster. The games take place at the ballpark Rony.

Monday, July 18, 5 pm: Belarus vs. Switzerland
Tuesday, July 19, 5 pm: Great Britain vs. Switzerland
Thursday, July 21, 5 pm: Switzerland va. Slovakia
Friday, July 22, 5 pm: Switzerland vs. Poland
Saturday, July 23, 1.30 pm: Final

For further informations please check the tournament’s homepage. (photo SBSF)

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3rd Win in a row for the Juveniles

The Challengers finished the indoor season in style at the Rümlang indoor tournament that took place on Saturday, March 19. The U12-Juveniles won their third tournament in a row. After a loss in the round robin against the Vikings/Devils the Challengers turned things around in the final game, winning 11-5 against the same opponent. Nick Siemers and Bastian Kämpfer – in the final – delivered homeruns for the C’s.
In the afternoon the U15-Cadets surprisingly clinched a final berth as well. After a 5-5 tie with the Therwil Flyers the Challengers/Bandits posted a 6-3 win over the Vikings/Devils. And even in the final against the Rümlang Kobras the C’s took an early 4-0 lead. But the Kobras fought back to eventually win 8-6. Nonetheless it was the best performance from the Challengers in 2016 so far.

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Baseball U15-EC 2016 in Switzerland

The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has awarded the Baseball Junior B European Championships (U15) in 2016 to Hünenberg. For the first time ever a Junior Championship tournament will take place in Switzerland. The Swiss national team will host other European teams from July 18 till 24, 2016.
The tournament’s organizers are the Hünenberg Unicorns. The club, who was founded in 1988, is playing on an officially homologated baseball field since 2009. It will be the second European championship tournament in Switzerland after the Seniors B-pool EC in 2013 in Zurich.

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Winter Practice

The winter practice for the Challengers Baseball & Softball Club starts on Monday, October 19 with a pitcher and catcher practice for the U20 and U15 players at the Schulhaus Schauenberg. The practice for the Softball-Team will take place every Tuesday at the Turnhalle Lavater, while the Baseball hitting and fielding practice will newly take place on Wednesdays at the Turnhalle Hirzenbach. For further details concerning the NLA, NLB and 1st League practices, the Softball practice and the practice for the Juniors please check the team’s pages on the Challengers website.

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Meier named into U15-Cadets Nationalteam Roster

After the tryouts for the U15-Cadets Swiss Nationalteam in September the Swiss Federation named Challengers Pitcher Jayfry Meier into the 25-men roster from headcoach Mike Bundi. The Swiss Baseball and Softball Federation made its bid for the 2016 U15-Cadets European Championships with Hünenberg and Lucerne as the host cities. (photo SBSF)

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