GERMANY – The Paderborn Untouchables captured a pair of North Division wins over the Cologne Cardinals in the only matchup slated last weekend in the German Baseball League.
Paderborn (15-3) overcame a sluggish start to pound Cologne 14-4 in the first game. Daniel Hinz smacked two home runs and drove in four runs as the Untouchables erased a 4-1 deficit en route to the win. Matt Martin also went deep and tallied three RBIs for the reigning division champion.
Reliever Daniel Rahn worked 5 2/3 scoreless frames allowing just one hit and striking out six to earn the decision.
The Untouchables completed its second twinbill sweep against the Cardinals in seven days with an 8-0 victory in the second contest. Brain Fields (7-1) and Rene Franke combined on a three-hitter with five walks and 14 strikeouts.
Hinz remained hot at the plate with a 3-for-5 effort that included a double, triple and four RBIs.
2012 GERMAN NORTH DIVISION:
1.Paderborn Untouchables (15-3)
2.Solingen Alligators (14-4)
3.Bonn Capitals (12-6)
4.Dortmund Wanderers (8-8)
5.Hamburg Stealers (7-8)
6.Dohren Wild Farmers (6-12)
7.Cologne Cardinals (5-12)
8.Berlin Sluggers (2-16)
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