Tuesday night was a bad case of déjà vu for the Softball-Team, as the Challengers were edged by the Barracudas 6-7 at Rümlang. For the third time this season and for the second time against the Barracudas, the C’s lost a game with the bases loaded and the tying run on base in the seventh inning. With two outs Elise Beguelin lined a rope right into the glove of Barracudas shortstop Ines Dübendorfer to seal their 7-6 victory.
Despite the Challengers outhit the Barracudas 11-6 and the C’s defense committed less errors, the Challengers lost for the fourth time in a row. Melissa Everitt broke up a 2-2 tie with a two-run double in the second frame and a 5-5 tie with a two-run single in the fourth inning. The C’s tied the game in the top of the fourth, as Andrea Wirth, Celine Welti and Taylor Mc Cants scored three runs to make it 5-5, but they managed to score only one more run in the last three frames, while leaving six runners on base in this span.
Elise Beguelin delivered three hits including two doubles and Taylor Mc Cants went 3-for-4 and scored twice, while Leandra Simitovic gave up seven runs – six earned – on six hits and seven walks while striking out one.
The Challengers dropped to sixth place with a dismal 5-8 record and are already two games behind fourth place.