Paderborn Untouchables – Cologne Cardinals 12-1
Paderborn Untouchables – Cologne Cardinals 5-3
The Untouchables opened the season with a sweep in the doubleheader with the Cardinals. In game one, Gavin Ng and Octavio Medina combined to score half of the runs in a 12-1 win. In the second match Medina led Paderborn to a 5-3 victory with four RBI.
Bonn Capitals – Solingen Alligators 0-15
Bonn Capitals – Solingen Alligators 2-12
The Alligators traveled to Bonn on Saturday winning twice by a combined score of 27-2. Dominik Wulf hit homeruns in both games, including a grand slam in the opener. Enorbel Marquez-Ramirez threw a two-hitter in game one, striking out ten in seven innings.
HSV Stealers – Pulheim Gophers 15-13
HSV Stealers – Pulheim Gophers 11-2
Marcel de Vos, Alex Harms and Brehan Murphy combined for ten RBI in a 15-13 victory by the Stealers in game one against Pulheim. They nearly blew comfortable advantages twice, but prevailed in the end anyway. In the second match the HSV scored eight runs in the eighth in an 11-2 victory. Kody Hightower hit a grand slam and struck out eight in five innings for the win.
Paderborn Untouchables – Dortmund Wanderers 14-6
Paderborn Untouchables – Dortmund Wanderers 1-0
On Easter Monday the U’s doubled their win total for the season with victories against the Wanderers. They built up a fast 13-0 lead and won 14-6 in the end against Dortmund behind two runs scored each by Octavio Medina, Gavin Ng, Bjoern Schonlau, Oliver Neisemeier and Michael Gollan. In the second part of the twin bill, Eugen Heilmann out-dueled Matt Kemp in a 1-0 thriller.
Pulheim Gophers – Bonn Capitals 5-14
Pulheim Gophers – Bonn Capitals 21-0
After losing against Solingen on Saturday, Tim Henkenjohann got back on track two days later striking out 17 in a complete game victory in game one, as the Caps won by a score of 14-5. But Pulheim got payback in the second match. Sebastian Jaap, Philip Spade und Joe Overby hit homeruns in a 21-0 rout.
Solingen Alligators – Cologne Cardinals 9-4
Solingen Alligators – Cologne Cardinals 12-2
Chris Beck and Dominik Wulf each scored two times in a 9-4 win by Solingen against the Cardinals in game one. Robin Drache picked up the win in a matchup against fellow 18-year-old Pascal Raab. In the second match the Alligators scored seven runs in the first three innings en route to a 12-2 win. Moritz Buttgereit, Patrick Kanthak, Chris Beck and Julian Steinberg scored two runs apiece.
Box scores and stats for the northern division of the Baseball Bundesliga
Saarlouis Hornets – Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg 4-9
Saarlouis Hornets – Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg 0-17
The Buchbinder Legionaere scored six runs in the fifth in a 9-4 win over the Hornets on Easter Saturday to open the new year successfully. Daniel Husband and Chris Howard went back to back. In the second match they led off with a nine-run rally in a 17-0 laughter behind another homerun by Howard, three runs scored by Rodney Gessmann and four RBI of Ludwig Glaser.
Mannheim Tornados – Gauting Indians 9-6
Mannheim Tornados – Gauting Indians 6-5
Two balk calls in the eighth inning helped Mannheim to win both ends of the twin bill against the Indians. In game one Paul Waterman made the illegal move on the mound to force in the decisive run in a 6-9 loss against his former team. Chris Falls scored three times for the Tornados. In the second match Chris Clem balked in Craig Pycock for the sixth run in a 6-5 victory for last year’s championship runner up. Jens Heymer picked up his 500th hit of his career with a seventh-inning double in game one.
Mainz Athletics – Haar Disciples 7-1
Mainz Athletics – Haar Disciples 5-2
Manuel Moeller pitched eight strong innings to lead Mainz to a 7-1 win in game one against the Disciples. They completed the sweep with a 5-2 victory in the second match thanks to eleven strikeouts by Nils Hartkopf in seven innings and two insurance runs after an error in the eighth.
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe – Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg 4-8
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe – Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg 5-6
The double game day was highlighted by the thrilling duel between two championship favorites on Easter Monday. In the first game Regensburg was down 2-4, going into the last frame, when they loaded the bases, setting up the stage for new shortstop Matt Vance, who put his team up with one swing, bringing the Legionaere the lead with a grand slam. They won by a score of 8-4. In the second part of the doubleheader Heidenheim led 4-1 after five innings, but lost the lead in the seventh. But Peter Dankerl forced extra innings with a game tying single in the ninth. It was not enough, as former Minnesota Twins farmhand Rodney Gessmann decided the outcome with a solo homerun in the tenth for a 6-5 Regensburg win.
Haar Disciples – Mannheim Tornados 7-6
Haar Disciples – Mannheim Tornados 2-8
Michael Stephan had three RBI as Haar topped Mannheim 7-6 with a five-run rally in the seventh. Tavo Hall had four hits, scoring twice for the Disciples. Max Mommer silenced the powerful bats of the vice champions with 3 1/3 innings of relief. The Tornados scored five runs in the last two periods of a 8-2 win over Haar in game two, driving home with a split. Sascha Lutz, Marvin Appiah and Dominik Hoepfner each scored twice.
Saarlouis Hornets – Gauting Indians 7-0
Saarlouis Hornets – Gauting Indians 12-3
Patrick Carlson pitched a gem in game one, leading Saarlouis to a 7-0 shutout over the Indians. It was rehabilitation for the home team after the two losses against Regensburg two days earlier. Gauting also hadn’t a chance in the second game, losing 3-12. Again it was Carlson, who provided the highlight with a three-run triple. Hornets’ infielder Javier Perez suffered a severe hand injury in a collision at home plate. But after a bad first prognosis, he is now expected to be back in May.
Box scores and stats for the southern division of the Baseball Bundesliga