Germany: Heidenheim Heidekoepfe Sweep Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg
GERMANY – The Heidenheim Heidekoepfe tallied a pair of impressive road wins over the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg this weekend to remain unbeaten in the German Baseball-Bundesliga. The Legionaere (0-4) will be looking to get in the win column next weekend against the Bad Homburg Hornets.
Shawn Larry uncorked a grand slam to help the Heidekoepfe (4-0) pound the hosts 18-3 on Friday night. Gary Michael Owens added a long ball and joined Mitch Nilsson with four hits apiece to pace an eye-popping 23-hit onslaught.
Heidenheim starter Johannes Krumm (2-0) labored over six innings to pick up his second win of the young season.
Justin Eramus (1-0) and Clayton Freimuth combined on a four-hit shutout as the visitors completed the two-game sweep on Saturday with a 6-0 victory.
Erasmus, an Australian right-hander, racked up seven strikeouts while limiting Regensburg to four hits and two walks over six-plus frames.
Mainz Athletics vs. Mannheim Tornados
American Riley Barr fanned 10 in a dominant complete game outing to help the Mainz Athletics edge the Mannheim Tornados, 2-1, on Saturday to earn a series split.
A hard-throwing righty from Colorado who pitched for New Mexico State University, Barr (1-1) surrendered a lone score on two hits and three walks en route to his first win.
Former Grambling right-hander Cory Jordan (1-1) was saddled with the setback despite a solid seven frames.
Dominik Hoepfner’s walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning lifted the Tornados to a stunning 11-10 comeback win in the series opener on Friday night.
Trailing 10-0 and down to their last three outs, Mannheim knotted the score with a 10-run ninth highlighted by Juan Martin’s two-run blast to set the stage for Hoepfner’s game-winning hit.
Marcel Schulz drilled a grand slam for Mainz which also got home runs from Lennard Stoecklin and Zach Johnson.
German Baseball-Bundesliga Scoreboard:
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe 18,6 – Buchbinder Regensburg Legionaere 3,0
Mainz Athletics 2,10 – Mannheim Tornados 1,11
Dohren Wild Farmers 6,15 – Dortmund Wanderers 3,3
Haar Disciples 14,13 – Bad Homburg Hornets 8,0
Bonn Capitals 10,2 – Hamburg Stealers 0,0
Stuttgart Reds 12,12 – Saarlouis Hornets 1,2
|1. Heidenheim Heidekoepfe||4||0|
|2. Mannheim Tornados||3||1|
|2. Stuttgart Reds||3||1|
|4. Mainz Athletics||2||2|
|4. Munich-Haar Disciples||2||2|
|6. Bad Homburg Hornets||1||3|
|6. Saarlouis Hornets||1||3|
|8. Buchbinder Regensburg Legionaere||0||4|
|1. Bonn Capitals||2||0|
|2. Dohren Wild Farmers||3||1|
|3. Solingen Alligators||1||1|
|3. Cologne Cardinals||1||1|
|5. Dortmund Wanderers||1||3|
|6. Paderborn Untouchables||0||0|
|7. Hamburg Stealers||0||2|