The Softball-Team moved over .500 after sweeping the Geneva Jets on Saturday, July 10 at the Klopstockwiese. The two teams battled for 2 hours and 20 minutes in Game 1, as the Challengers exploded for a six-run fifth inning to beat the Jets 16-9.
The Jets grabbed an early 3-0 lead, as they delivered four hits in the first inning. And four more hits in the second made it 7-0 for the visitors. Then the Challengers’ bats heated up, as they erased the deficit to tie the game at 8-8 after four frames. But the Jets weren’t done yet, as they took the lead back in the top of the fifth, as Charissa Rajnoch crossed the plate to make it 9-8.
Brigit Zuber tied the game again in the bottom half of the inning for the C’s before Simona Cellar had an RBI-double for a 10-9 lead. In the end the C’s scored eight unanswered runs to seal the deal.
Simone Zurschmitten delivered two hits including a double and finished with two RBI and four runs scored, while Simona Cellar and Alexia Zingg posted a double and a single, three runs scored and an RBI and Leandra Simitovic and Ziegylou Wehrli drove in two runs apiece.
Leandra Simitovic allowed nine runs – six earned – and ten hits with six walks, while also striking out four for the win.
Karen Heimgartner and Simona Cellar combined for a one-hitter, while Leandra Simitovic drove in two runs, as the Challengers downed the Geneva Jets 8-0 in Game 2.
The C’s opened the score with two runs in the first inning and added four runs in the third frame on a bases-loaded walk to Zurschmitten, a two-run single by Simitovic and a run-scoring single from Wehrli to put things out of reach for the Jets.
Heimgartner scattered one hit while fanning five and walking one for her fifth win of the season.
With their seventh win in nine games the Challengers moved into third place with a 8-7 record.