The Softball-Team was swept by the Luzern Eagles on Saturday, May 15 at the Klopstockwiese. The Challengers pitchers struggled with the constant rain and the low temperatures, as the Eagles posted a 13-3 victory over the C’s in Game 1.
Starter Andrea Wirth was credited with the loss after allowing five runs in the first inning. Simone Zurschmitten took control for the next couple of innings, as the C’s cut the deficit to three runs after three innings, but the only error by the Challengers defense and six consecutive walks in the fourth increased the gap to ten runs.
Nadja Critelli led the Challengers offense with two hits, one RBI and a run scored, Alexia Zingg delivered her second double of the season and Celine Welti and Zurschmitten had a hit and scored a run each, while Nancy Plamondon made her debut in blue and red.
Game 2 saw a pitcher’s duel between Karen Heimgartner and Kirsten Rowell. Heimgartner gave up six hits and two earned runs, while stirking out ten in what was another quality start, but her effort was not enough, as the C’s lost to the Eagles 0-4.
Rowell pitched a complete game shutout against the C’s, as she surrendered just three hits on thirteen strikeouts.