Andrea Wirth broke a 5-5 tie by stealing home in the top of the fifth frame and the Challengers added another four runs in the same inning, as Sandrine Montandon and Taylor Mc Cants had a RBI-single each and the Cardinals defense committed two costly errors. The Cards cut the deficit to two runs again, but Sandra Mack drove in Andrea Wirth in the top of the sixth to make it 11-8, while the C’s shut the door to take Game 1.
Taylor Mc Cants and Andrea Wirth delivered three hits apiece, while Sandrine Montandon had two hits and drove in two. Leandra Simitovic allowed eight runs and eleven hits with seven walks and seven strikeouts.
The C’s gave away Game 2 with two base-running errors, a passed ball and an overthrow to spoil Elise Beguelin’s last start for the blue and red. Beguelin tossed a three hitter and allowed three runs – only one earned – while striking out eight, but ended up with the loss. The C’s took the lead in the fourth frame, as Simona Cellar had a RBI-double, but threw it away, as the Cards scored twice in the bottom of the inning, before adding an insurance run in the sixth.
The Challengers will miss the playoffs for the first time in team history after reaching the top four eight consecutive times. The C’s will finish their season on September 1 with a double header against the SG Eagles/Challengers at Luzern.