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Final - Therwil Flyers sweep on the weekend

NLA - Justin Gil 01.10.2019

The Therwil Flyers faced the Zurich Challengers at Therwil on September 28th and 29th in the first two games of the NLA final. Pitching dominated game 1 with the Flyers winning 3-2. Hideori Oshima pitched 10 innings allowing only 5 hits and one earned run, Takanobu Oshima received the win finishing the game with 3 innings pitched, 3 strike outs, and 1 earned run. Adrian Kaufmann singled to left in the 3rd to score Hideori to put the Flyers 1-0, the Challengers answered in the 5th with a run of their own. The Challengers scored in the top of the 11th to go up 2-1 and things looked bleak for the Flyers. With Chris Horne on second after a base on balls and a steal, with 2 strikes and 2 outs Michael Kratz hit a game tying double to send the game to the 12th. In the 13th Hideori Oshima hit a two out triple followed by Chris Horne walking it off with a single to left center. In game 2, the Challengers started the game scoring a run after an error by Justin Gil. However, in the next half inning a lead off double by Justin, followed by a single from Takanobu Oshima, a double by Adrian Kaufmann, and a single by Rafael Eigenmann saw the Flyers scoring 3 in the first inning. After that William “Straight Cash Homie” Greenfield, locked in and dominated with 15 strike outs, allowing 3 earned runs, on 6 hits, in 9 innings of work. The Flyers took the lead in the 6th with an infield hit to shortstop by Stefan Koller and a daring heads up move by Rafael Eigenmann to score. The final score of the game was 4-3. The Flyers are set to play the Challengers in Zurich on Saturday looking to close out the series 3-0.

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