HSV Stealers – Berlin Sluggers 16-10, 4-3
After four splits to start the 2011 season, the HSV Stealers celebrated their first sweep against the promoted Berlin Sluggers. In game one Hamburg scored five runs in the second and eight between the fourth and seventh en route to a 16-10 victory. Berlin cut the deficit to three runs in the top of the eighth, but couldn’t do more in the slugfest to prevent a loss. Daniel Harms received the win, Iwan Galkin the loss. In the second match the Stealers needed a run by Mirko Oliczewsky in the bottom of the ninth to prevail 4-3. Pinch hitter Philipp van Soosten lifted a flyball into center field to drive in the winning run. Justin Prinstein went the distance for his first win of the season. Ales Keprta took the loss.
Bonn Capitals – Dohren Wild Farmers 16-0 (7), 18-0 (7)
The Bonn Capitals dispatched the Dohren Wild Farmers on Sunday. Losing 0-16 and 0-18 Dohren was completely overmatched in both ends of the twin bill. In game one Tim Henkenjohann got his first win of the season. Bonn had provided him with a fast 7-0 lead after two frames and blew things wide open with six runs in the sixth. Florian Nehring rounded the bases for a three-run inside the park homerun. In the second match the Capitals greeted Wild Farmers’ starter Garrett Rogers with twelve runs in the opening period. Bradley Roper-Hubbert homered and tripled to drive in five. Max Schmitz and Bryce Schoening held Dohren scoreless.
Dortmund Wanderers – Untouchables Paderborn 3-13 (8), 1-5
The Untouchables Paderborn continue to dominate the northern division, improving their perfect record to start the season to 9-0. In game one at the Dortmund Wanderers seven runs in the second decided the outcome early in a 13-3 rout in eight innings. Eugen Heilmann received the win, Dennis Stechmann the loss. In the second match Brian Fields out-dueled Matt Kemp to lead Paderborn to a 5-1 win over Dortmund. Elliot Biddle went deep for the Wanderers. Daniel Groer had five hits in six at-bats.
Solingen Alligators – Pulheim Gophers 11-5, 7-3
The Solingen Alligators extended their winning streak to six games against the Pulheim Gophers, solidifying second place one week before their matchup with the undefeated Untouchables Paderborn. In game one Solingen dominated besides a five-run eighth by Pulheim. However at this point, the Alligators already were up 8-0 en route to an 11-5 victory. Andre Hughes struck out seven in seven two-hit innings for the win. Daniel Lamb-Hunt had a three-run double for Pulheim. In the second match the Gophers actually led 3-2 midway through the fifth, but three Solingen runs in the bottom of the same frame put the home team back in front. Phil Ortez hit a homerun, the first this season. Moritz Buttgereit followed with a two-run single.
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