Posted by on April 10, 2017 4:44 pm
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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

South DivisionWonLost
1. Heidenheim Heidekoepfe40
2. Mannheim Tornados31
2. Stuttgart Reds31
4. Mainz Athletics22
4. Munich-Haar Disciples22
6. Bad Homburg Hornets13
6. Saarlouis Hornets13
8. Buchbinder Regensburg Legionaere04
North DivisionWonLost
1. Bonn Capitals20
2. Dohren Wild Farmers31
3. Solingen Alligators11
3. Cologne Cardinals11
5. Dortmund Wanderers13
6. Paderborn Untouchables00
7. Hamburg Stealers02

Photo: Heidenheim Heidekoepfe Facebook

Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of and also started

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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