After four defeats earlier in the week, the fifth game in seven days was no different. The Mallards will have to wait a bit longer for their first victory.
To be fair, the first three innings were not bad; starting pitcher Markus Egner did a solid job and the offense looked good. But the fourth inning was a minor catastrophe. Egner suddenly could not find the strike zone anymore and let the first three batters on base with walks. The fourth batter was retired with a flyout, but then center fielder Jürgen Schulz made a very rare fielding error, which otherwise would have stopped the Caribes from scoring more than three runs. However, the Mallards now made one error after another. Reliever Casey Langford could simply not force the third out either and allowed five hits, increasing the Caribes runs to 10, before finally getting the second strikeout. A meager two runs for the Mallards and none in the fifth resulted in a disappointing 5:17.
The Mallards did not have enough players fit for one more game. The second game of the double header was canceled and will be played at a later date, providing it can be scheduled.
Best batter for the Mallards was Jürgen Schulz with 1 run and 2 hits. The other two hits came from Jörg Baumgärtner and Stefan Göttler.
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