Softball Team Zürich loses opener

The Softball Team Zürich with players from the Zürich Barracudas and the Challengers played its first game ever on Sunday, May 4 at Rümlang, as they faced the Luzern Eagles. And the season opener was a roller coaster. Both teams blew a four-run lead and the crowd saw several lead changes, a grand slam and a seventh inning rally. The Eagles built a 4-0 lead, before Leandra Simitovic drove in Corina Grass for the first run for the Team Zürich in the bottom of the third inning. And a few batters later with the bases loaded Giulia Oswald belted a grand slam over the center field fence that also scored Simitovic, Ronja Weber and Simona Cellar to make it 5-4.


The Team Zürich extended its lead to four runs in the fourth, but the ladies opened the door again for the Eagles, as they committed four two-out errors in the top of the sixth, that resulted in four runs and a tied ball game. Indeed they grabed the lead again, as Oswald drove in Cellar in the bottom of the sixth, but the Eagles answered right away with five runs in the seventh to eventually win 13-10.


Game 2 was all Eagles, as they cruised to an easy 26-0 victory for an opening day sweep. The Team Zürich will face next the Bern Cardinals on May 18 at Bern.


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