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CHALLENGERS NEWSLETTER 11/2014
BIG WELCOME TO ZURICH, TORI!
Die neu verpflichtete Amerikanerin Tori Shepard gab ein starkes Debut beim Softball Team Zürich. Sie holte sich in ihrem ersten Start gleich einen Sieg - dies gegen den Titelhalter Therwil Flyers. Mehr zu den Spielen und zu Tori gibt es in diesem Newsletter.

Am Pfingstwochenende ruht der Meisterschaftsbetrieb. Danach allerdings heisst es gleich mehrfach "Play ball"! Am Mittwoch und am Freitag finden jeweils um 19.00 Uhr im Heerenschürli zwei Night Games gegen den Stadtrivalen Barracudas statt.
RECAP
LADIES WIN IN SHEPARD DEBUT
Saturday May 31, 2014 - by Serge KuenzlerPhoto Album
The Softball Team Zurich celebrated its second victory of the season on Saturday, May 31 against the reigning champion Therwil Flyers, as Tori Shepard recorded her first win for her new team. Both teams used one big inning to gain a split in the doubleheader.
 
The Flyers jumped off of a great start in Game 1, as they exploded for eleven runs in the top of the first frame to put things out of reach. The Team Zurich hung in and cut the deficit to eight, but the damage was already done, as the Flyers posted a 13-5 win.
 
But the Team Zurich bounced back in Game 2. Henna Määttä broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning and after Jessica Rölli, Corina Grass and Ines Dübendorfer drove in another four runs, Leandra Simitovic plated Dübendorfer with a sayonara RBI-single for a 10-3 mercy rule win. Newly acquired Tori Shepard allowed three runs and four hits with three walks and ten strikeouts and went 3-for-3 at the plate, while Corina Grass delivered three hits and scored four runs. The Team Zurich is now tied for fourth place with a 2-4 record.
1st LEAGUE-TEAM LOSES ON AND WINS OFF THE FIELD
Saturday May 31, 2014 - by Serge KuenzlerPhoto Album
Photo by Dulliken Truck Star
The 1st League-Team stays at .500 after the gameday on Saturday, May 31 at Dulliken. The SG TruckStar/Challengers lost Game 1 against the Zürich Eighters West 4-13, but added a win in Game 2. Actually the game resulted in a forfeit victory, as the Luzern Eagles didn't line up. So the SG and the Eighters played a friendly game instead with the SG TruckStar/Challengers winning this contest 10-3.
CADETS STOPPED BY DEVILS
Sunday June 1st, 2014 - by Serge KuenzlerPhoto Album
Photo by Dulliken Truck Star
The U15-Cadets lost twice against the Wil Devils on Sunday, June 1. The SG TruckStar/Challengers had to do without several key players and had three U12-Juveniles in the lineup. So the Devils were head and shoulders above the SG taking Game 1 by 19-2 and adding a 20-2 victory in Game 2. Fabian Leonhardt had one of only two hits by the SG, while Robin Gisin made his debut as a pitcher.
 
Die U15-Cadets unterlag am Sonntag, 1. Juni zweimal den Wil Devils. Die SG TruckStar/Challengers musste ohne einige ihrer Schlüsselspieler antreten und hatte sogar drei Juveniles im Lineup. So kamen die Devils mit 19-2 und 20-2 zu zwei klaren Erfolgen. Fabian Leonhardt erzielte einen von zwei Hits der SG, derweil Robin Gisin auf der Pitcherposition debutierte.
GAME PREVIEWS
BASEBALL NLA vs BARRACUDAS
Wednesday June 11, 2014 - 7pm Facebook Event
The NLA-Team will host the Zürich Barracudas for the first of two night games on Wednesday, June 11 at the Heerenschürli ballpark. The Challengers will try to improve their 4-5 record against their cross-town rivals who are riding an impressive 10-game winning streak. Their last and only loss was on opening day - against the Challengers. The game will start at 7pm.  

Das NLA-Team empfängt am Mittwoch, 11. Juni den Stadtrivalen Zürich Barracudas zu einem Night Game im Baseballstadion Heerenschürli. Die Challengers werden versuchen ihre Position in der Tabelle zu verbessern, allerdings sind die Barracudas seit zehn Spielen ungeschlagen. Ihre letzte und bisher einzige Niederlage gab es zum Saisonsart - gegen die Challengers. Spielbeginn ist um 19.00 Uhr. 
NEWS
TORI SHEPARD JOINS SOFTBALL TEAM
Friday May 30, 2014 - by Serge Kuenzler
The Softball Team Zurich has been joined by newly acquired pitcher Tori Shepard. The 22-year old, who was born in Lodi, California, arrived in Zurich last week. Shepard played at the University of the Pacific, where she played four years with the Tigers with a 40-33 record, earning two All-Big West Conference nods and a conference title in 2011. She went 7-14 with a 3.54 ERA in 23 starts in 2014. She posted 89 strikeouts on the season in 156 innings pitched.

She graduated with a bachelors degree in sports pedegogy and is considering attending graduate school. Before playing for the Tigers, she graduated from Lodi High School in 2010 after compiling one of the top careers in school history.

She was a three-time SJAA MVP with an 18-4 record and 0.27 ERA as a senior. Shepard racked up 609 strikeouts in three varsity seasons.

Shepard made her debut for the Softball Team Zurich on Saturday against the reigning Swiss champion Therwil Flyers.

Das Softball Team Zürich erhielt Verstärkung. Die amerikanische Pitcherin Tori Shepard stiess vergangene Woche zum Softball Team. Die 22-jährige spielte vier Saisons an der University of the Pacific, wo sie für die Tigers einen Rekord von 40-33 erzielte und zwei All-Big West Conference Teilnahmen und einen Conference Titel im Jahr 2011 feierte. Shepard, die im kalifornischen Lodi geboren wurde, beendete die Saison 2014 mit einem 7-14 Rekord und einer ERA von 3.54 in 23 Starts. In 156 Innings pitched erzielte sie 89 strikeouts.

Shepard hat einen Abschluss in Sportpädagogik. Bevor sie für die Tigers spielte, war Shepard für die Lodi High School aktiv, wo sie dreimal SJAA MVP wurde. In drei Saisons schaffte sie 609 Strikeouts.

Ihr Debut für das Softball Team Zürich gab sie am Samstag gegen den amtierenden Schweizer Meister Therwil Flyers.
RESULTS
BASEBALL NLA
No games played

BASEBALL NLB
No games played

BASEBALL 1. LIGA
May 31 vs Eighters West
at Eagles
LOST 4-13, WON 7-0

SOFTBALL NLA
May 31 vs Flyers
WON 13-5, LOST 3-10

CADETS
June 1 vs Devils
LOST 2-19 & 2-20

JUVENILES
No games played
NEXT GAMES
BASEBALL NLA
June 11 vs Barracudas

BASEBALL NLB
July 13 at Hunters

BASEBALL 1. LIGA
June 21 at Indians
vs Eagles


SOFTBALL NLA
June 21 vs Devils

CADETS
June 14 vs Kobras

JUVENILES

June 15 vs Unicorns
at Flyers
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