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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Sedin joins the Challengers

Rob Sedin, the new Challengers head coach, arrived in Zurich and will begin to work with the teams today. It is already the fifth season for Sedin with the Challengers, but his first as their skipper. James Sanders, who is also the Swiss Nationalteam head coach, will be the Assistant Coach.
As a player Sedin was very successful with the C’s over the last four years. He recorded a .391 batting average with 37 doubles, 6 triples, 3 homeruns, 77 RBI’s and 127 runs scored in 101 games. He also started 31 games from the mound with a 18-14 record and a 2.65 ERA with 296 strikeouts in 257.2 innings.

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Away game postponed

The NLA double header between the Bern Cardinals and the Zurich Challengers scheduled for Saturday, April 16 has been canceled due to bad weather. No make-up date has been announced so far. The next game for the C’s will be their 2016 home opener against the Therwil Flyers on Sunday, April 24 at the Heerenschürli ballpark.

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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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Juveniles win again

The U12-Juveniles confirmed the progress they made over the last few months and won the U12 Category at the 3rd Dreitannen Cup in Olten. The Challengers played three highly concentrated games with good performances with the bats and gloves. The team of head coach Adrian Kämpfer finished in first place with wins over the Therwil Flyers, the Dulliken Truckstar and the Hünenberg Unicorns. After the success in Embrach four weeks ago, this is already the second tournament win of the indoor season. The last indoor tournament of the season will take place on March 19 at Rümlang, before the outdoor season starts on April 2 at Wittenbach.
The U15-Cadets played a good tournament as well, finishing in 3rd place with a 2-2 record. The Challengers posted two wins against the Therwil Flyers and the TruckStar/Hunters and lost to the Hünenberg Unicorns and the Sissach Frogs, who won the tournament. Divianshu Tyagi was responsible for the highlight of the afternoon, as he belted a homerun against the TruckStar/Hunters.

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Rob Sedin named new Challengers Head Coach

The Challengers Baseball and Softball Club is proud to announce that Robert Sedin has been named new head coach for the 2016 season.
The 28-year old San Jose native is wearing the Challengers uniform since 2012 as a player and coach of the organization’s NLB-Team. Sedin appeared in 101 games for the C’s, batting .391 Avg. with 37 doubles, 6 triples, 3 homeruns, 77 RBI’s and 127 runs scored. He also started 31 games as a pitcher, having a 18-14 record with 2.65 ERA and 296 strikeouts in 257.2 innings.

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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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