The Softball-Team faced the SG Eagles/Challengers on Saturday, May 19 at the Klopstockwiese, in what was a matchup in familiar atmosphere, as in both teams players from the Challengers lined up. The SG Eagles/Challengers opened the score in both games, but the Challengers managed to accelerate after starting slow twice to eventually win 15-1 and 21-6.
The SG EAG/CHA scored first in Game 1, as Irene Späni drove in Cindy Sullivan to make it 1-0 in the first inning. The Challengers answered in the second frame. After a pair of walks and hit-by-pitches Valentina Verdesca, Taylor Mc Cants and Ziegylou Wehrli delivered run-scoring singles to make it 7-1. After Jennifer Probst drove in Sandrine Montandon, Leandra Simitovic had a base-clearing hit to make it 11-1 in the third.
Probst, Mc Cants, Wehrli and Verdesca had a pair of hits each, while Simitovic allowed one run, two hits and four walks while striking out five in four innings of work.
The SG EAG/CHA started even better in Game 2, as Valentina Verdesca belted a three-run double and Fabienne Baumgartner added a two-run triple to make it 6-0 in the top of the second inning. But again the Challengers turned it around, scoring 21 unanswered runs on eight hits and 15 walks.
Leandra Simitovic, Taylor Mc Cants and Andrea Wirth had two hits each, while Jennifer Probst, Izumi Nitta, Mc Cants and Wirth scored three runs each.
Taylor Mc Cants gave up six runs and five hits with two walks and three strikeouts for her first win of the season.