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Austria: Dornbirn Indians Take Over First; Have Two More Games to Play

Austria: Dornbirn Indians Take Over First; Have Two More Games to Play

The schedule is finished for most of the teams in the Austria Baseball League. All but the Dornbirn Indians, who are leading the league, and the Vienna Neustadt Diving Ducks are finished. The Indians and Diving Ducks will play one final series next weekend that will determine the playoff seeds.

Dornbirn leads the league by winning percentage but has one fewer wins than two other teams. If Dornbirn can win both games against the Diving Ducks, they will claim the 2013 ABL title. With a split or a Ducks sweep, we could see a three-way tie for first.

Dornbirn Indians 5, Vienna Metrostarts 2
Dornbirn Indians 11, Vienna Metrostarts 0 (8)

The Dornbirn Indians went into Vienna and swept a weekend series with the Metrostars. Paul Astl tossed a complete game win for the Indians in Game 1. He gave up two runs on six hits while striking out six to improve to 4-5 on the season.

Simon Plagg had a great day at the plate for Dornbirn. He went 3-for-4 scoring twice. Astl helped himself out at the plate driving in two runs going 2-for-3.

Game 2 was all Indians. Patrick Steinkellner scored three runs in the lead-off spot in the lineup going 1-for-4 with a walk. Devery Van de Keere drove in three runs going 2-for-4. Joachim Frick (2-for-4) also added a pair of hits and two RBI. Danny Hall Jr. hit a solo home run in his only at bat as the Indians pounded out 11 hits to win big.

In other ABL action:

Logan Nordquist had a big day going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in a win for Attnang.

Walter Strasser picked up the win for Attnang pitching six innings. He allowed just one run on five hits.

Emilia Podreka homered in a win over Attnang for the Vienna Wanderers going 1-for-3.

Andrew Dowl picked up the win for the Wanderers allowing just one run on two hits over eight innings.

Richard Hauwirth homered, drove in four runs, and scored three more going 2-for-3 in a win for the Stock City Cubs.

ABL Scores:

Dornbirn Indians 5, Vienna Metrostarts 2
Dornbirn Indians 11, Vienna Metrostarts 0 (8)

Stock City Cubs 15, Vienna Neustadt Diving Ducks 2

Vienna Wanderers 3, Attnang Athletics 4
Vienna Wanderers 4, Attnang Athletics 1

ABL Standings:

1. Dornbirn Indians 11-7
2. Vienna Wanderers 12-8
2. Vienna Metrostars 12-8
4. Vienna Neustadt Diving Ducks 10-8
5. Stock City Cubs 9-11
6. Attnang Athletics 4-16

About Eric Bynum
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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