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Austria: Attnang-Puchheim Athletics Take Over First Place

Austria: Attnang-Puchheim Athletics Take Over First Place

AUSTRIA – The GEI Attnang-Puchheim Athletics swept past the Schwaz Tigers on Saturday to take over sole possession of first place in the Austrian Baseball League.

Attnang-Puchheim (9-3) captured a 12-4 win in the opening game as Jon Kashuba, Martin Rabengruber and Dave Burns all homered for the host squad. Rabengruber and Burns continued the power display in the second match as the A’s finished off the twinbill sweep with a high-scoring 16-11 victory.

The Vienna-Neustadt Diving Ducks (6-4) stunned the Stock City Cubs (7-3) twice to move into third place, while the Dornbirn Indians (5-5) and Union Kufstein Vikings (2-8) split a doubleheader.

The lone matchup on Sunday featured a pair of nailbiters between the Vienna Metrostars (5-5) and the Vienna Wanderers (4-6). The Metrostars claimed a 6-5 win in the first encounter before the Wanderers salvaged a split with a 7-5 decision in the second game.

SATURDAY, MAY 19:
Union Kufstein Vikings 12,1 – Dornbirn Indians 7,2
GEI Attnang-Puchheim Athletics 12,16 – Schwaz Tigers 4,11
Vienna-Neustadt Diving Ducks 4,5 – Stock City Cubs 2,1

SUNDAY, MAY 20:
Vienna Metrostars 6,5 – Vienna Wanderers 5,7

2012 AUSTRIAN LEAGUE:

1.GEI Attnang-Puchheim Athletics (9-3)
2.Stock City Cubs (7-3)
3.Vienna-Neustadt Diving Ducks (6-4)
4.Dornbirn Indians (5-5)
4.Vienna Metrostars (5-5)
6.Vienna Wanderers (4-6)
7.Schwaz Tigers (2-6)
8.Union Kufstein Vikings (2-8)

Marvin Moore is a freelance writer and former int’l baseball coach. He currently teaches baseball to underpriviliged Filipino boys at the Future Stars Baseball School in Bohol, Philippines.

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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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