Results German Baseball-Bundesliga April 20 to 22:
Untouchables Paderborn – Dohren Wild Farmers 7-2, 8-0
After winning game one 7-2, the Untouchables Paderborn shut out the Dohren Wild Farmers 8-0 in the second game of a twin bill on Saturday. Brian Fields threw a no-hitter, allowing just four walks in nine innings, while striking out 12. 67 of his 104 pitches were strikes. 21 of the 30 batters he faced saw first-pitch strikes. Matt Martin and Daniel Hinz led the Paderborn offense this weekend with homeruns. Jeff Rustico went deep for the Wild Farmers.
HSV Stealers – Cologne Cardinals 7-6, 5-10
New catcher Eric Krysiak scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on an error to lead his HSV Stealers to a 7-6 walk-off win over the Cologne Cardinals in game one of their doubleheader. Josh Tamba had given Cologne the lead in the seventh inning with a RBI triple. In the second game the guests from Cologne prevailed 10-5 in a contest, which was cut short due to lack of light in the end. Krysiak went 4-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and a homerun, but also took the loss on the mound, pitching 1 2/3 innings of relief. Maurice Wilhelm homered and drove in four for the Cards.
Solingen Alligators – Berlin Sluggers 16-6 (8), 12-1 (7)
The Solingen Alligators swept the Berlin Sluggers thanks to a 28-run outburst. Solingen overcame a 1-6 deficit with a 10-run seventh inning in game one. Berlin’s pitchers had issued a whopping 20 walks in the game. In the second match the Alligators scored six in the first and five in the fourth to solidify first place.
Dortmund Wanderers – Bonn Capitals 10-9, 0-7
The Dortmund Wanderers and Bonn Capitals settled for a split on Saturday evening. In game one the Wanderers scored four runs apiece in the seventh and eighth to prevail 10-9 in a shootout. Joey Parigi had the go-ahead three-run homerun. Florian Nehring went deep for Bonn. Tim Henkenjohann, who apparently has semi-retired, made his season debut for the Caps, facing one batter in the ninth. In the second game Bonn won 7-0 in a rain-shortened contest. Charley Olson pitched a one-hitter to lay the groundwork.
Mainz Athletics – Bad Homburg Hornets 14-1, 24-1
The Mainz Athletics remain at the top in the southern division after blowing by the helpless Bad Homburg Hornets 14-1 and 24-1. Dennis Kelly and Lennard Stöcklin had three RBI apiece on Friday evening. Jennell Hudson went deep for the Hornets, but also took the loss on the mound. Manuel Moeller pitched six-plus innings for the win. On Saturday Martin Kipphan led the way with four hits, four runs and nine RBI, homering twice in the most lopsided game in recent Bundesliga history. The A’s scored ten runs in the second. Mike Larson, Max Boldt and Jules Spann also went deep. Fabian Fermin Hernandez hit a solo homerun for Bad Homburg.
Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg – Mannheim Tornados 10-0 (8), 11-2
The Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg had surprisingly little trouble with the Mannheim Tornados en route to a pair of easy wins. On Friday Mike Bolsenbroek threw seven four-hit innings to lead Regensburg to a 10-0 shutout. Matt Vance scored three times. Jan-Niclas Stöcklin took the loss. In game two Chris Howard had three hits and five RBI lead his Buchbinder Legionaere to an 11-2 victory. Evan LeBlanc scored thrice. Justin Kuehn pitched four one-hit innings of scoreless relief. Matt Kemp allowed seven runs on seven hits, coming in for starter Philipp Hoehlein.
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe – Haar Disciples 2-0, 4-2
The Heidenheim Heidekoepfe used a pair of fine pitching performances to down the Haar Disciples in both ends of a two-game series. In game one on Saturday evening Sean Begley walked nine, but kept the guests from Munich scoreless in a 2-0 one-hit shutout. Martin Dewald made his 2012 debut with four strikeouts to close out the game. Andrew Smith scored both runs, the second on a solo homerun in the sixth. In game two Heidenheim scored all four runs in a 4-2 victory in the sixth inning. Otherwise starters Patrick Lawson and Nick Renault provided a show for the audience. Lukas Steinlein homered for Haar.