After thursdays games the Crazy Chicklets were ready to take on the Witches Linz. Verena Ponweiser came up pitching for the Chicks and so did Steffi Rachbauer for the Witches. Both teams scored 2 runs in the first inning, then Verena seemed to get more confident in the circle pitch after pitch. In the 2nd Inning bases got loaded for the Chicklets and Mara Benckendorff hit a long ball down the leftfield line to score a Inside-the-park-Grand Slam and stretch the lead to 6-2. In the fourth Chelsea Robinson knocked a long ball for a triple and scored on a throwing error before Mara Benckendorff did it again! Crushing a blasting linedrive over the leftfielders head she runs the bases to score another Inside-the-park-Homerun…. The Witches tried to stop the Chicklets offense by getting Martina Lackner in the circle. This worked and the Witches now scored 2 runs in the fifth, but Verena Ponweiser kept calm and cruised quietly through the last two innings, before an easy flyout to 1B Vicky Unterrainer ended the game 8-5.
Game 2 shows a matchup between US importpitchers Kaycee Prevedel and Amber Schisler. Nothing really happens (except good pitching on both sides) before junior Louise McGarry sends a linedrive to the outfield and scores the first run of the game. Kaycee keeps the Witches from scoring and in the 4th inning the Chicklets play smallball with 2 perfect bunts by Paula Leinweber and Ina Kaindl to score a second run. „K,K,K – Kaycee“ keeps what she is doing best: striking out another 3 batters in the 5th and putting the game to an end in the seventh with: a K of course! Shutout and sweep collected….
„Our batters were underrated today, especially Mara Benckendorff. She did a tremendous job, but the whole lineup worked very well today. We supported our pitchers with runs and we did not commit an error,“ says coach Filarowski „and personally I am very happy for Louise McGarry that she broke through with her good hitting today. Not to mention the good pitching from V and Kaycee…. I am proud how my team got back today after losing both to the Wanderers.“