In the German Softball-Bundesliga the northern division teams entered the competition. The Neunkirchen Nightmares welcomed the promoted Bonn Capitals with 8-1 and 14-7 scores in the top softball division in Germany. The Wesseling Vermins swept a doubleheader against the Mannheim Tornados in a rematch of last year’s finalists. In the south the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg and the Stuttgart Reds won on the road to improve to 4-0 for the season. The Freising Grizzlies beat the Munich-Haar Disciples in both ends of a twin-bill.