Simitovic, Heimgartner, C’s blank Eagles

The Softball-Team was nearly perfect on Opening day, as the Challengers won twice against the reigning Swiss champion Luzern Eagles on Saturday, April 28. Leadoff batter Brigit Zuber opened the score in the bottom of the first inning and the Challengers never looked back, as they increased the score to eventually win 7-0 in Game 1, as Nadja Critelli drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fifth. Leandra Simitovic tossed five magnificient innings, as she allowed one hit and two walks while also striking out four. Andrea Wirth delivered a RBI-double, while Brigit Zuber and Taylor Mc Cants scored two runs apiece.

And the C’s repeated their success in Game 2, as they posted a 7-0 victory again. The Challengers took an early 2-0 lead and added two more in the third, before Sandrine Montandon crossed the plate to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning in her first game for the Challengers since June 2010 to highlight her comeback. Leandra Simitovic and Alexia Zingg scored a pair of runs each, while Karen Heimgartner gave up only one hit and struck out ten, as she recorded her 25th win in a Challengers uniform.

The Challengers will travel to Wil on Sunday, May 6 to face the Wil Devils.


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