The Challengers wasted an opportunity to hold the lead over the fifth placed Zürich Barracudas in the fight for a plyoff spot, as the C's lost the night game on Saturday, August 17 against the Zürich Lions 9-10. The Lions scored five runs in the second inning to break a 2-2 tie and the Challengers weren't able to close the gap till the end. Pinch hitter Yusuke Azuma led off the ninth inning with a double and Nick Lehmann managed to bring the tying run on base, but closer Markus Streicher shut the door for the first Lions win over the Challengers for more than 20 years.
The Challengers will face next the Wil Devils on August 25. The C's will need two wins to remain on fourth place.