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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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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Swiss International Alpine Cup at the Heerenschürli

The John Hopkins University blue Jays won the 5th Swiss International Alpine Cup at the Heerenschürli ballpark in Zurich. The team from Baltimore won all its four games. The Swiss Baseball Nationalteam finished in third place behind the Dominican All Stars.

Friday, June 24, 7 p.m.: Swiss National Team vs. Johns Hopkins University 1-11
Saturday, June 25, 12 a.m.: Dominican All Stars vs. Padres 13-0
Sunday, June 26, 8.30 a.m.: Johns Hopkins University vs. Dominican All Stars 4-3
Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m.: Padres vs. Johns Hopkins University 4-5
Sunday, June 26, 1.30 p.m.: Swiss National Team vs. Padres 2-0
Sunday, June 26, 4 p.m.: Dominican All Stars vs. Swiss National Team 2-1

For further informations please check the tournament’s Facebook page.

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1st League-Team lost twice

As the only team of the Challengers organization the 1st League-Team was able to play its games on Saturday. While the games in Bern, Lucerne or Zurich have been washed out, they played ball at Dulliken. But the Challengers are still waiting for their first win after the third game day. The C’s lost to the Embrach Mustangs by a score of 3-11 and were also topped by the Dulliken TruckStar, who posted a 9-5 victory.

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Challengers sweep Bandits

The Challengers won twice on Saturday, May 27 against the newest member of the NLA, the Jona Bandits. Game 1 was a one-sided affair, as the C’s posted a 18-2 victory. Six players delivered two hits, while Jesus Martinez and Kurt Kovac drove in three runs apiece and Tobias Siegrist scored four times. Kovac pitched three innings out of the bullpen for the win. And the Challengers stayed focused in Game 2 as well, cruising to a 20-5 win. Their next opponent will be more difficult to beat. The C’s will host the Sissach Frogs on June 11 at the Heerenschürli ballpark.

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U12-Juveniles remain perfect

The youngest team of the Challengers organization opened the weekend successfully on Saturday at Embrach. The U12-Juveniles, who won all of their six games played so far, posted an impressive 11-2 victory over the strong Rümlang Kobras. In the second game of the day against the SG Lions/BTE the C’s had more problems than expected, but finally won 7-4. The Challengers remain perfect with a 8-0 record and are on the way to qualify for this year’s playoffs.

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