German Baseball: Heidenheim Heidekoepfe, Bonn Capitals Stay Unbeaten
GERMANY – The Heidenheim Heidekoepfe and the Bonn Capitals continued their winning ways this past weekend in action from the German Baseball-Bundesliga.
The south division leading Heidekoepfe (6-0) captured a pair of impressive wins over a solid Mannheim Tornados squad. Simon Guehring and Gary Michael Owen both drilled two-run blasts in a 13-6 victory in Saturday’s series opener. A solo homer off the bat of Sascha Lutz highlighted a 9-3 victory on Sunday to complete the sweep.
BONN CAPITALS SWEEPS SOLINGEN ALLIGATORS
Bonn extended its season-opening winning streak to four games with a pair of wins against the Solingen Alligators. Eric Brenk snapped a scoreless deadlock with a late RBI single and Sascha Koch and reliever Maurice Wilhelm fanned 12 hitters en route to a 2-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. A grand slam from Daniel Lamb-Hunt and Vincent Ahrens’ two-run shot propelled the Capitals to a runaway 17-1 win in the second contest.
MAINZ ATHLETICS POUND SAARLOUIS HORNETS
Martin Kipphan drove in seven scores with three homers and Tim Stahlmann worked five dominant frames as the reigning champion rolled to a 19-0 victory Saturday against the Saarlouis Hornets. The Athletics erupted for 16 early runs and cruised to a 19-3 lopsided win on Sunday.
REGENSBURG LEGIONAERE WALLOPS BAD HOMBURG HORNETS
The Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg tallied its first wins of the young season with a sweep over the Bad Homburg Hornets. Maik Ehmcke cracked a two-run homer and Lukas Jahn had four hits in a 15-2 victory in the twinbill opener. Mike Bolsenbroek tossed seven scoreless frames to lead the Legionaere to a 9-0 win in the second game.
HAMBURG STEALERS BLANKS COLOGNE CARDINALS
Jakob Claesson threw five shutout innings and Jordan Edmonds drove in three runs to help the Hamburg Stealers blank the Cologne Cardinals, 12-0, in the front end of a doubleheader. The Stealers completed the sweep with a 9-0 shutout win in the second game.
HAAR DISCIPLES TAME STUTTGART REDS
Kevin Trisl worked eight workhorse frames and Nate Thomas collected three hits to help the Munich-Haar Disciples down the Stuttgart Reds, 12-5, on Saturday at the DB Ballpark. The Disciples earned the sweep on Monday with a 10-0 win as Ryan Bollinger fanned 15 and Lukas Steinlein tallied four hits.
DORTMUND, PADERBORN SPLIT TWINBILL
Vicente Velazquez delivered a walk-off single to lift the Dortmund Wanderers to a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Paderborn Untouchables in the opening game of a doubleheader. However, a trio of Paderborn hurlers limited the Wanderers to only a pair of hits in a 5-0 win in the second encounter.
|1. Bonn Capitals||4||0|
|2. Dohren Wild Farmers||3||1|
|3. Hamburg Stealers||2||2|
|3. Paderborn Untouchables||1||1|
|5. Dortmund Wanderers||2||4|
|6. Solingen Alligators||1||3|
|6. Cologne Cardinals||1||3|
|1. Heidenheim Heidekoepfe||6||0|
|2. Haar Disciples||4||2|
|2. Mainz Athletics||4||2|
|4. Mannheim Tornados||3||3|
|4. Stuttgart Reds||3||3|
|6. Regensburg Legionaere||2||4|
|7. Bad Homburg Hornets||1||5|
|8. Saarlouis Hornets||1||5|