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Apr '11 12

Recaps South: 2,100 see Split between Buchbinder Legionaere and Tornados

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Southern Division:

Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg – Mannheim Tornados 4-9, 12-4

Thanks to a promotion by a local newspaper the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg draw a total of more than 2,100 people (611 on Friday, 1,525 on Saturday) in their two games against the Mannheim Tornados this weekend. The two teams settled for the split. On Friday Mannheim broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the seventh and scored four more runs in the ninth of a 9-4 victory. Rene Franke (W 2-0) picked up the win. Philipp Hoffschild (L 1-1) took the loss in relief. One day later Evan LeBlanc went 5-for-5 with two runs and three RBI to lead the Buchbinder Legionaere to an easy 12-4 win. Regensburg opened the game with five runs in the first, capped by a Richard Klijn three-run triple. Justin Kuehn (W 2-0) struck out seven in six innings for the win. Alexander Janotta (L 0-1) took the loss.

Bad Homburg Hornets – Mainz Athletics 3-2, 1-11 (8)

The Bad Homburg Hornets celebrated their first home appearance in the Baseball-Bundesliga with a split against the Mainz Athletics. A walk-off RBI single by Sammy Torreira in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Hornets to a 3-2 win in game one. Mainz had tied the game in the sixth thanks to a sac fly by Martin Kipphan. The second game was a lopsided win for the Athletics. Mike Larson hit two homeruns to lead the A’s to an 11-1 victory. Pat Haugen (W 1-0) received the win. Peter Wiggins (L 0-2) who left after just one frame due to an injury was charged with the loss.

Gauting Indians – Haar Disciples 3-15 (8), 2-17 (7)

After two losses against the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg on opening weekend the Haar Disciples got into the win column with two lopsided wins over their local rivals Gauting Indians. In game one Travis Latz put Gauting ahead with a two-run homerun in the third, but the Disciples came right back and built up a 7-2 lead after six innings. Eight runs in the seventh and the eighth combined sealed the 15-3 victory. Nils Hartkopf (W 1-0) got the win, Dominik Hartinger (0-1) the loss. In the second match Haar scored four runs in the first en route to a 17-2 win. Michael Stephan and Nils Hartkopf hit back to back homeruns. Paco Garcia (W 1-1) got his first win of the season. Benji Waite (L 0-1) was charged with the loss. It were the first two games for the Indians in the 2011 season.

Standings South

# Team W L R+ R- .pct GB Streak
1 Buchbinder Legionäre 21 3 212 78 .875 0 W8
2 Heidenheim Heideköpfe 17 7 149 105 .708 4 W2
3 Mainz Athletics 14 10 162 103 .583 7 W4
4 Haar Disciples 13 11 160 155 .541 8 W2
5 Mannheim Tornados 12 12 166 179 .500 9 L2
6 Gauting Indians 4 20 95 214 .166 17 W1
7 Bad Homburg Hornets 3 21 91 201 .125 18 L10

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