The Challengers started their campaign with two losses on Sunday, April 22 against the Embrach Mustangs. The Mustangs broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning, as they posted a 6-4 win over the C’s in Game 1. Andrea Girasole gave up five runs and six hit with four walks while striking out four in 6.1 innings of work in his debut for the Challengers.
The Challengers didn’t find the key against Mustangs starter Timothy Jones, as the Jones and the Mustangs added a 3-0 shutout win in Game 2. Jones gave up only three hits and three walks with eleven strikeouts, while Fabio Aimi had no support from his offense, as he allowed three runs and three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
The C’s will face last year’s finalist Therwil Flyers on Saturday, April 28 at Therwil.