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CHALLENGERS NEWSLETTER 20/2014

NIGHT GAME WEGEN REGEN VERSCHOBEN

Leider fällt der heutige Spitzenkampf in der NLA der Schweizer Baseballmeisterschaft buchstäblich ins Wasser. Wegen Regen ist das Heerenschürli erneut gesperrt. 

Dafür gibt es am Samstag gleich zwei Heimspiele. Das NLB-Team empfängt die Thun Hunters im Heerenschürli und die Softballerinnen der Bern Cardinals sind zu Gast beim Softball Team Zürich auf der Klopstockwiese.

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CHALLENGERS BLANK CARDS
Sunday August 10, 2014 - by Chris Palatinus
The NLA-Team extended its winning streak to eight, as the Challengers cruised to a 10-0 shutout win against the Bern Cardinals on Sunday, August 10 in the 100th encounter between the two teams since 1994. Ryan Byrne gave the C's another quality start, allowing only two hits and one walk with 15 strikeouts in seven innings. Säntis Zeller opened the score in the third frame with a two-run single and the team from headcoach Chris Palatinus put things out of reach in the seventh, scoring six runs to make it 10-0.
 
Thomas Burger scored three times and Säntis Zeller and Robert Sedin drove in three runs apiece, while Lowuin Sacramento went 1-for-4 in his debut for the Challengers. The C's are now leading the alltime series 51-49 and also swept the season series against the reigning Swiss Champion.
Game Recap
NLB-TEAM REMAINS PERFECT, ROLLS OVER MUSTANGS
Sunday August 10, 2014 - by Alex Gordon
The NLB-Team remained unbeaten in 2014 after sweeping the Embrach Mustangs on Sunday, August 10 at Embrach. The Challengers, who are now 11-0, posted a 14-4 victory in Game 1, before they confirmed the feat with a 14-4 win in the second game of the day. The C's have now a four-game lead over the second placed Zürich Barracudas and will play the Thun Hunters on Saturday, August 16 at the Heerenschürli ballpark.
Game 1 RecapGame 2 Recap
SOFTBALL-TEAM SWEPT BY FLYERS
Sunday August 10, 2014 - by Serge Kuenzler
The Softball Team Zürich lost both games of its double header against the leading Therwil Flyers on Sunday, August 10 at Therwil. Game 1 was all Flyers, as they rolled to a 14-2 victory over Zürich. The team with players from the Barracudas and the Challengers came much closer in Game 2, but still it wasn't enough to top the reigning Swiss Champion, as the Flyers eventually won 7-3. Zürich remains in third place and ist still two games ahead of the fifth placed Wil Devils. On Saturday, August 16 Zürich will host the Bern Cardinals.
NLB-TEAM ON CLOUD NINE AFTER NAILBITER
Wednesday August 6, 2014 - by Alex Gordon
The NLB-Team remained perfect in 2014 and extended its winning streak to nine games, after beating its cross-town rivals Zürich Barracudas 4-3 on Wednesday night at the Heerenschürli ballpark. And it was a dramatic win for the C's in a game that included a triple play, a two-run infield fly, a winner who was outhit 7-4 and a second baseman who juggled the ball about three times for the final out of the game with a one-run lead and runners on second and third base.
Game Recap
GAME PREVIEWS
BASEBALL NLA at EAGLES
Saturday August 16, 2014 - 11am & 2pm
The Challengers will travel to Lucerne on Saturday, August 16 for the second encounter with the Eagles. After losing both games back in in April, the C's are looking for revenge and will try to extend their winning streak.  

Die Challengers reisen am Samstag, 16. August nach Luzern für die zweite Begegnung dieser Saison. Nachdem beide Spiele im April verloren gingen sind die C's auf Rache aus und hoffen, ihre Siegesserie am Wochenende fortzusetzen.
BASEBALL NLB vs HUNTERS
Saturday August 16, 2014 - 11am & 2pm Facebook Event
The NLB-Team will host the Thun Hunters on Saturday, August 16 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. The Challengers (11-0), who are the only unbeaten team in the National League, will try to extend their eleven-game winning streak against the Hunters (3-9). The C's won twice against the Hunters on July 13, as they posted 12-1 and 11-3 wins at Thun. The games start at 11 am and 2 pm.

Das NLB-Team empfängt am Samstag, 16. August die Thun Hunters im heimischen Heerenschürli Stadion. Die Challengers sind als einzigen Nationalliga-Team noch ungeschlagen und werden gegen die Hunters versuchen, ihre Siegesserie weiter auszubauen. Am 13. Juli gewannen die Challengers beide Partien in Thun, als sie mit 12-1 und 11-3 siegten. Die Spiele beginnen um 11.00 und 14.00 Uhr.
SOFTBALL vs CARDINALS
Saturday August 16, 2014 - 11am & 1.30pm Facebook Event
The Softball Team Zürich will meet the Bern Cardinals on Saturday, August 16 at the Klopstockwiese for a crucial double header in the fight for the playoff spots. Zürich is on third place with a 4-6 record and one game ahead of the Cardinals, who are in fourth place. On May 18 the two teams split the first double header of the season. The games will start at 11 am and 1.30 pm.

Das Softball Team Zürich trifft am Samstag, 16. August auf der Klopstockwiese auf die Bern Cardinals. Dabei kommt es zu einem vorentscheidenden Duell um die Playoffplätze. Die Zürcherinnen liegen mit einem 4-6 Rekord auf dem dritten Rang und haben einen Vorsprung von einem Spiel auf die viertklassierten Cardinals. Spielbeginn ist um 11.00 und 13.30 Uhr. 
BASEBALL JUVENILES vs UNICORNS
at CARDINALS/HUNTERS/FROGS

Sunday August 17, 2014 - 10am & 12.30pm
The U12-Juveniles will travel to Hünenberg on Sunday, August 17, where the SG TruckStar/Challengers will face the Hünenberg Unicorns and the SG Cardinals/Hunters/Frogs. The games start at 10 am and 12.30 pm.

Die U12-Juveniles reisen am Sonntag, 17. August nach Hünenberg, wo die SG TruckStar/Challengers auf die Hünenberg Unicorns und die SG Cardinals/Hunters/Frogs treffen wird. Die Spiele finden um 10.00 und 12.30 Uhr statt.
NEWS
SACRAMENTO JOINED CHALLENGERS
Wednesday August 13, 2014 - by Serge Kuenzler
The Challengers Baseball and Softball Club is proud to introduce the newly acquired pitcher Lowuin Sacramento. The 26-year old Venezuelan arrived in Zurich on Thursday to join the Challengers organization for the remainder of the 2014 season. The big right-hander was signed by the Colorado Rockies in 2006. The El Tigre native played three years with the DSL Rockies, where he pitched in 40 games and had an ERA of 3.00 ERA a 3-5 record in 66 innings of work with 36 strikeouts.

Sacramento was also named on the Spanish National Team roster for the 2010 European Championship, where he appeared in two games as a reliever. The last couple of years he played in the Spanish Division of Honor for several teams. He already knows the Heerenschürli ballpark, as he played with Team Venezuela at the Swiss International Alpine Cup from June 27 till 29 in Zürich, where he tossed a complete game allowing one earned run and two hits with no walks and 13 strikeouts. He made his debut for the Challengers on Sunday, August 10 against the Bern Cardinals.
RESULTS
BASEBALL NLA
August 10 at Cardinals
WON 10-0

BASEBALL NLB
August 6 at Barracudas
WON 4-3

August 10 at Mustangs
WON 14-4 and 14-4

BASEBALL 1. LIGA
No games played

SOFTBALL NLA
August 10 at Flyers
LOST 2-14 and 3-7

CADETS
No games played

JUVENILES
No games played
NEXT GAMES
BASEBALL NLA
August 16 at Eagles

BASEBALL NLB
August 16 vs Hunters

BASEBALL 1. LIGA
September 14 at Barracudas
vs Golgoths

SOFTBALL NLA
August 16 vs Cardinals

CADETS
August 30 vs Cardinals/Frogs

JUVENILES

August 17 vs Unicorns
at Cardinals/Hunters/Frogs
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