Berlin Sluggers – Pulheim Gophers 3-6, 1-10
The Pulheim Gophers improved to 4-0 in the 2011 season with a sweep over the Berlin Sluggers. In game one the Gophers overcame a first-inning two-run homerun by Benjamin Kleiner en route to a 6-3 victory. Chris Gentles hit a two-run double. Tim Karkatselos (W 1-0) picked up the win in his first start for Pulheim. Christian Pfeiffer (L 1-1) took the loss. In the second game Pulheim blew a close game wide open with eight runs between sixth and eighth for a 10-1 win. Ronny Glunt (W 2-0) received the win. Ales Keprta (L 0-2) not only was charged with the loss, but also suffered a fractured finger due a comebacker.
Dohren Wild Farmers – Untouchables Paderborn 3-11, 0-4
The Untouchables Paderborn defeated the Dohren Wild Farmers twice on Saturday. In game one Paderborn erased an early 1-3 deficit and celebrated an easy 11-3 win. Eugen Heilmann (W 1-0) pitched eight strong innings in his season debut. Craig Pycock hit a three-run homerun. Daniel Thieben (L 0-1) took the loss. In the second match Brian Fields (W 1-0) struck out ten batters and allowed just two hits to lead the U’s to a 4-0 shutout. Garrett Rogers (L 0-1) took the loss.
HSV Stealers – Dortmund Wanderers 11-10, 1-3
The HSV Stealers and the Dortmund Wanderers settled for a split on Sunday. Game one was dominated by both offenses. The Stealers used a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh for the fourth lead change in the game and the 11-10 win. Max Warren had the decisive hit with a two-out RBI single. He also got the win in relief. Jakub Vojak hit a three-run homerun for Hamburg. Marco Dietsch took the loss. In the second game Matt Kemp (W 2-0) out-dueled Justin Prinstein (L 0-1) to lead the Wanderers to a 3-1 win. Daniel Groer had the big hit of the game with a two-run single in the sixth.
Bonn Capitals – Solingen Alligators 5-6, 11-9
The Bonn Capitals and the Solingen Alligators also settled for the split in their two-game set on Sunday. In game one Solingen, which still was without Andre Hughes, first blew a 4-0 lead before winning it 6-5 on a run in the eighth. In the second match this time Bonn blew a big lead (5-0 after two), but celebrated after nine innings. A two-run homerun by Christian Nsien highlighted a four-run go-ahead rally in the sixth. The final score was 11-9 for the Capitals.
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