Softball WC in Canada

The Swiss Softball Nationalteam will participate forthe first time at the Softball World Championships that will take place from July 15 till 24 at Surrey, Canada. The 31 teams will try to qualify for the Championship Round of the best 16 teams. Switzerland will play in Group C and will face Australia, Mexico and Serbia. Headcoach Kathy Coyle named two Challengers players into the Swiss WC-roster. Simona Cellar and Leandra Simitovic will play in Canada, while Sabina Sokolowski will be part of the Swiss staff.

Friday, Juli 15: Switzerland vs. Serbia
Saturday, Juli 16: Australia vs. Switzerland
Sunday, Juli 17: Mexico vs. Switzerland
Monday, Juli 18: Championship round / Placement round

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

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Support the Softball Nationalteam

For the first time in the history of Baseball and Softball in Switzerland the Softball Nationalteam has the possibility to represent Switzerland at the World Championships, that will take place from July 15 till 24 at Surrey, Canada. The Challengers players Simona Cellar and Leandra Simitovic are part of the Swiss roster.
For that the team can worthily represent its country off the field too, the players launched a project on the crowdfunding platform I believe in you, which is the most successful crowdfunding platform in the world. I believe in you was founded by the Swiss olympic athletes Mike Kurt (canoe) and Fabian Kauter (fencing) and the online-specialist Philipp Furrer.
The players bear a big part of the costs for the trip, practice games and practices. In addition to that they also have to pay for the equipment. With your support you are helping the Swiss Softball Nationalteam to make their dream come true.
Further informations about the project and how to support the team are available at I believe in you.

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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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Softball-Team sweeps Cardinals

The Softball-Team keeps pace to clinch a playoff spot after sweeping the Bern Cardinals on Sunday, August 23 at the Klopstockwiese. After winning Game 1 with a score of 17-2, the C’s added a 8-0 shutout victory to sweep the Cardinals in the season series and to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games. Somit bauten die Challengers ihre Siegesserie auf vier Spiele aus. The C’s are now one game ahead of the Wil Devils, who need a win against the Zürich Barracudas to stay in the race for fourth place.

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