Losing streak still unbroken

The Erding Mallards are still waiting for their first victory of the season. Also against the Garching Atomics 3 the could not pull through.

The Mallards’ defense at least finally works satisfactory. Especially the infield plays work out and they make fewer errors. The outfield also catches nearly all catchable fly balls. In this double-header, the Mallards were officially the away team and as such batted first.

Game 1:

The Mallards did not score any runs in the first two innings, although they had 4 runners on base. Gerald Vogel was hit by a pitch, causing him enough pain to force him to leave the game. Starting Pitcher Benedikt Dangl did not have a good day. He missed the strike zone repeatedly and left the bases loaded after four walks after 6 batters. Stefan Göttler, who replaced him, found the zone alright, but could not prevent the Atomics from adding another 4 runs to the previous 3 through two consecutive hits. The inning was prolonged by an error and ended with a 8:0 for the Atomics.

In the third inning, both Dominik Göttler and Michael Rohrbach (who did a spectacular heads first slide into 2nd base) doubled and generated four Runs for the Mallards, but unfortunately the Garching team countered with four runs of their own. The fourth inning ended 2:2 and thus the game with 15:6 for the Garching Atomics.

Domink Göttler landed 3 hits and one run, Jürgen Schulz 2 hits and 1 run, Jörg Baumgärtner 1 hit and 2 runs.

Line score:
1 2 3 4 R H E
Erding Mallards 0 0 4 2 6 9 3
Garching Atomics 3 8 1 4 2 15 6 2

Game 2:

Jürgen Schulz pitched for Erding in the second game. He sprayed the pitches too wide in the first inning, but gradually regained his precision. The Atomics hit better and won also the second game, this time with a much narrower 3-run lead (12:9).

Best batters were Jürgen Schulz (3 hits, 2 runs), Jakob Reuter (3 hits, 1 run) as well as Jörg Baumgärtner and Michael Rohrbach with 2 hits and 2 runs each.

Line score:
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Erding Mallards 1 0 2 4 2 9 15 2
Garching Atomics 3 3 3 5 1 X 12 9 4

Coach Christopher Settles named Michael Rohrbach “Player of the Day” for his batting.