Challengers lose opening game

The Challengers started the tournament at the Federation Cup in Croatia with a loss. The Swiss champions didn’t have much to gain against the Bulgarian representative Sofia Blues and especially their pitcher Evgenii Chernozemsky. The Zurich team delivered four hits only, which were wiped out by the Bulgarian defense with two double plays, while Chernozemsky collected a total of nine strikeouts. However, Dimitar Nassapov was responsible for the decision in the tournament opener with no fewer than three home runs, as he drove in eight of the eleven Bulgarian runs. On Friday the Challengers will face the host Vindija Varazdin.

The games will be streamed on the Baseball Europe TV channel.


  • Thursday, Juni 6: Sofia Blues vs. Zürich Challengers 11-0 (8 Inn.)
  • Friday, June 7, 11 a.m.: Zürich Challengers vs. Vindija Varazdin
  • Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.: Apollo Bratislava vs. Zürich Challengers
  • Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m.: Final

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