The Softball-Team won its best-of-three semifinal series against the reigning champion Therwil Flyers. After the Challengers won the opener on Saturday, as they cruised to a 13-2 victory, the Flyers bounced back strong in Game 2, as they rolled to a 11-1 win to tie the series at 1-1 and to force a decisive Game 3.
And the decider was a seesaw, as the lead changed five times and the Challengers erased a two-run deficit three times to eventually win 16-9, as the Flyers weren’t able to get out of the fourth inning, as three pitchers combined for eleven base-on-balls. Andrea Wirth drove in four runs and Ziegylou Wehrli collected three RBI’s, while Wirth, Karen Heimgartner and Simona Cellar had two hits apiece. Leandra Simitovic tossed a complete game for her tenth win of the season.
With this win the Challengers move into the Finals for the fourth time in team history and for the first time since 2007. They will face the Luzern Eagles, who swept the Wil Devils in the other semifinal series.
Game 1 and 2 of the best-of-five championship series will take place on Saturday, September 18 at 11am at the Klopstockwiese.