The Softball-Team won twice in Geneva on Sunday, June 26 to move over .500 for the first time this season. Game 1 was a tough battle that lasted over two and a half hours, before the Challengers overcame the Geneva Jets 14-11. The C’s took the lead from the beginning but the Jets managed to come within one run three times till the sixth inning. The C’s then finally broke it open in the seventh, as they scored five runs for a 14-8 lead to seal the deal.
Brittany Howell went 4-for-5 with three RBI’s for the C’s, while Leandra Simitovic had two hits and scored four runs and Jennifer Probst crossed the plate three times.
Brittany Howell set the pace in Game 2, as she allowed two unearned runs and four hits while striking out a season high 15 batters to lead the Challengers to a 10-2 victory over the Jets. The C’s made it 2-0 in the first frame, as Ziegylou Wehrli drove in Nancy Plamondon and scored later on a passed ball. And the C’s added three more runs in the third inning, as Simona Cellar delivered a run-scoring double and Celine Welti had an RBI-single to make it 5-1.
The C’s remain in fifth place with a 8-7 record. They will face the fourth-placed Zurich Barracudas on Tuesday, June 28 for their second night game within a week at Rümlang. The game starts at 6.30pm at Rümlang Rümelbach.