Bonn Capitals – HSV Stealers 5-7, 3-2
In the race for fourth place in the northern division the HSV Stealers struck first in their make-up games against the Bonn Capitals on Saturday. In game one they overcame a 0-5 deficit after five innings to beat Bonn 7-5 thanks to four runs in the top of the ninth. Philipp von Soosten tied the contest with a two-run double. He and Brehan Murphy scored the winning runs afterwards. In the second match a walk-off RBI single by Max Schmitz in the bottom of the ninth broke a 2-2 tie and helped the Capitals to win 3-2.
With the victory Hamburg moved into sole possession for fourth place in the standings. They will make the playoffs, when the Pulheim Gophers lose both make-up games against the Solingen Alligators on Wednesday and Thursday.
Gauting Indians – Haar Disciples 3-9
The Gauting Indians needed a lopsided 15-run victory over the Haar Disciples to have a chance to reach the playoffs. But Haar had different thoughts and clinched their first-ever quarterfinal appearance with a 9-3 win on Saturday. Two four-rallies in the fifth and sixth decided the outcome. Zach Kim went 4-for-6 with two doubles and three runs scored. Calvin Brutus received the win, while Kory Twede took the loss in his first start in Germany.
Neuenburg Atomics – Mannheim Tornados 2-13 (7), 0-16 (7)
Even though the game was meaningless for both teams, the Mannheim Tornados took things seriously and out-scored the Neuenburg Atomics 29-2 in 14 innings. In game one an eight-run fifth blew things wide open in a 13-2 win. Marvin Appiah hit a three-run homerun in the opening period. Matt Lokken scored three times. Rene Franke allowed two runs (1 ER) on four hits and two walks in a complete game win. Andrea Girasole pitched four-plus innings for the loss. He gave up nine hits, nine runs (7 ER) and a walk.
In the second match Mannheim didn’t take its foot off the pedal and stormed to a 16-0 rout. Philipp Hoehlein pitched a no-hitter, allowing just two base runners on a walk and an error through seven scoreless innings. He struck out seven. Matt Lokken went 3-for-4 with a homerun, three runs scored and five RBI. Janos Daroczi lasted 6 1/3 innings on the mound to take the loss. All 16 runs were charged to him.
Gauting Indians – Mainz Athletics 7-2
After their loss on Saturday to the Disciples the Gauting Indians hosted the Mainz Athletics one day later to another make-up game. The Indians won 7-2 behind homeruns of Kory Twede (in his last game for Gauting) and Johannes Jung. Kyle Kearcher picked up his fifth win of the season by going the distance. Max Doll took the loss.
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