After a turbulent journey including a car breakdown, the Challengers faced the home team of Apollo Bratislava at the Federations Cup in Bratislava on Monday. The Zurich team fell behind in the first inning 0-3 and couldn’t catch up until the end. Hayden Jung-Goldberg brought the hope back for his colors in the sixth inning with a 2-run double, but they couldn’t get closer than two runs. Although the C’s had an advantage over the home team with 9-7 hits, in the end they lost 3-7. Strong performance by leadoff batter James Sanders, who delivered four hits. Leonel Sosa Marte had two hits and scored two runs. The next opponents on Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. are the Deurne Spartans from Belgium.
All the games from Bratislava will be streamed live on the WBSC Europe YouTube Channel.
- Monday, June 19, 5 p.m.: Zurich Challengers va. Apollo Bratislava 3-7
- Tuesday, June 20, 1.30 p.m.: Deurne Spartans vs. Zurich Challengers
- Wednesday, June 21, 1.30 p.m.: CNTU-OSDYSSOR-Gorn vs. Zurich Challengers
- Thursday, June 22, 10 a.m.: Zurich Challengers va. Dornbirn Indians
- Friday, June 23, 10 a.m.: Rättvik BSK vs. Zurich Challengers
- Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m.: Final