The Softball Team Zurich celebrated its second victory of the season on Saturday, May 31 against the reigning champion Therwil Flyers, as Tori Shepard recorded her first win for her new team. Both teams used one big inning to gain a split in the doubleheader.
The Flyers jumped off of a great start in Game 1, as they exploded for eleven runs in the top of the first frame to put things out of reach. The Team Zurich hung in and cut the deficit to eight, but the damage was already done, as the Flyers posted a 13-5 win.
But the Team Zurich bounced back in Game 2. Henna Määttä broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning and after Jessica Rölli, Corina Grass and Ines Dübendorfer drove in another four runs, Leandra Simitovic plated Dübendorfer with a sayonara RBI-single for a 10-3 mercy rule win. Newly acquired Tori Shepard allowed three runs and four hits with three walks and ten strikeouts and went 3-for-3 at the plate, while Corina Grass delivered three hits and scored four runs. The Team Zurich is now tied for fourth place with a 2-4 record.