The NLB-Team ends its season with two losses against the Sissach Frogs on Sunday, October 21 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. The Challengers lost Game 1, as the Frogs held on for a close 10-9 victory.
After the Frogs built an early 3-0 lead, but the C’s erased the deficit in the bottom of the third inning, Carlos Nepomuceno drove in Michel Romang and Yanik Probst plated Alex Gordon to tie the game at 4-4. The Frogs took the lead again, as they scored three runs in the fourth, one more in the fifth and two runs in the seventh, while the C’s only had a RBI-single from Michel Romang in the bottom of the fourth. With five runs down the Challengers started a rally in the last frame. Carlos Nepomuceno delivered a RBI-double and Adrian Kämpfer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded before Gabe Staub added a two-run single to make it 9-10. But the Frogs managed to escape the jam, with the tying run on second base.
Game 2 was all Sissach, as the Frogs cruised to an easy 27-1 win over the C’s, who weren’t able to stop the bleeding at all. Wit hthe two losses the Challengers finish the 2012 season in fifth place with a 9-13 record.