After starting the season with two wins against the defending champion Therwil Flyers, the Softball-Team stays unbeaten, as the C’s won twice on Saturday, April 26 against the Geneva Dragons at the Klopstockwiese.
Leandra Simitovic pitched four 1/3 strong innings and the Challengers beat the Geneva Dragons 14-7 in Game 1. Simitovic allowed one run and four hits, walked only one and struck out two for her third win of the season, while Karin Mittelstädt, Ziegylou Wehrli, Isabella Yaheya and Simitovic had two hits apiece and Simone Zurschmitten drove in three runs.
The Challengers had a good start into the game. Corinne Wengi capped the first inning with a sacrifice fly to center field to make it 4-0 for the blue and red. In the third inning Headcoach Willy Schaub handed the ball to Sandrine Montandon. Some walks and a crucial error brought the Dragons back into the game, as they led 6-5 after four innings. But the Challengers saved the best for last. RBI-singles by Simitovic, Mittelstädt, Zurschmitten, a run-scoring double by Simona Cellar and a RBI-single by Andrea Wirth made it 12-6 after five innings, before Pinch Hitter Elisabete Vieira’s RBI-single made it 14-7 to end the game.
Alexia Zingg and Leandra Simitovic had three hits each, while Zingg and Simona Cellar scored three runs apiece and the two teams combined for 18 errors, as the Challengers posted a wild 14-11 victory in Game two.
The C’s had another good start, this time against Geneva’s American pitcher Replogle. After former Dragons player Daniela Robotti crossed the plate to make it 4-0, Brigit Zuber reached base with her first hit of the season. The Dragons tried to throw her out at second enabling Simona Cellar to steal home to make it 5-0 after the first inning. But the Dragons answered with five runs of their own, as the C’s defense committed four errors in the second inning. The C’s opened the gap to three runs on a RBI-double by Corinne Wengi and a run-scoring Fielder’s Choice by Cellar in the bottom half of the inning. A RBI-double by Charissa Rajnoch and a RBI-single by Picot tied the game again in the fourth inning. But the Challengers had one more big inning left, as they used four hits for another four runs in the fifth inning to seal the deal.
The C’s remain in first place with a 4-0 record. They will travel to Hünenberg on Sunday, May 4 to face the Unicorns.