Die Bern Cardinals sind NLA Schweizermeister 2008!11.10.2008
Zum Total 5. Mal und zum 4. Mal in Folge konnten die Bern Cardinals den Schweizermeister Titel in die Hauptstadt holen. Mit überzeugenden Leistungen konnten alle drei Games der best-of-five Serie gegen die Lausanne Indians gewonnen werden. Die Bern Cardinals Danken an dieser Stelle allen Personen welche das Team tatkräftig unterstützen, an Turniere reisen und auf dem Feld die Glocke schwingen. Danke an unsere Sponsoren welche uns solche Erfolge überhaupt ermöglichen! CARDINALS SWEEP THROUGH INDIANS TO COMPLETE 4-PEAT! For just the second time in Swiss baseball history the Bern Cardinals won their fourth consecutive domestic championship by defeating the Lausanne Indians 7-4! The game, played in front of around 200 people on a beautiful sunny day, saw the Cards jump out to an early 5-0 lead. They sent eleven batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring five times with two out. Raphael Hanzis' ground-rule-double starting the 2-out rally! A leadoff triple for John Baum the following inning would help extend the lead to 6-0. The score remained this way until the fifth inning, as once again Severin Fries kept the Indian bats quiet. They did manage to get a run on two hits in that fifth inning on Ares Javiers' two-out single. With the score at 6-1, the Cards scored an insurance run in the sixth, a hit-by-pitch for Vitus Huber (his third for the game), and a Samuel Paulino double pushed the lead to 7-1. The Indians tried to mount a comeback in the seventh, when two hits, a walk and hit-by-pitch cut the lead to 7-4. The big hit coming once again off the bat of Javier. Fries would settle down in the last two innings, allowing no more baserunners, and securing his second win of the finals! The Cardinals conclude the most successful season in club history, completing a historic double championship! The victory in the CEB qualifier, and their fourth consecutive championship, along with a Swiss Cup final. The Cardinals would like to congratulate the Indians on a hard fought finals! The Cards also thank everyone for coming out and making it such a great atmoshpere for baseball last Sunday! With the season finished, we wish everyone a safe and happy winter, and look forward to getting back on the field in the spring for more good baseball!