The NLB-Team opened the score in the top of the first inning and never looked back to win the deciding Game 3 of its Semifinals Series against the Therwil Flyers. The Challengers will face the Bern Cardinals in the best-of-three Final Series after posting a convincing 24-4 victory over the Flyers.
Nick Lehmann allowed four runs and three hits with five walks and seven strikeouts to pick up his second win of the Series, while Yusuke Azuma went 3-for-5 with a triple and a double and drove in five runs. Lehmann scored five times, while Alex Gordon crossed the plate four times, as every Challengers starter scored at least twice.
The Flyers scored three runs in the third inning to close the gap to 3-4, but the C's answered right away with three runs of their own in the fourth and they put things out of reach with a 13-run fifth inning, as they sent 17 batters to the plate and delivered nine hits and drew five walks.