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Germany: Regensburg Closes Out Regular Season with North Division Title

Germany: Regensburg Closes Out Regular Season with North Division Title

The Regensburg Buchbinder Legionaere won the German Baseball South Division title over the weekend. With a sweep of the Stuttgart Reds, the Legionaere finished atop the South Division and will face off with the HSV Stealers in the first round of the playoffs starting on August 24.

There are a few games left in the South Division and they will finish up this coming weekend.

Buchbinder Legionaere 22, Stuttgart Reds 1 (7)
Buchbinder Legionaere 6, Stuttgart Reds 4

Game 1 saw the Legionaere dominate the Reds pitching staff. Lugwig Glaser (2-for-5) homered and scored three runs. Evan Le Blanc also had a big day. He homered, drove in five runs, and went 3-for-4. Philipp Howard added three hits as well. He doubled twice, tripled, scored four runs, and drove in three more.

Mike Bolsenbroek picked up the win pitching six innings. He gave up just one run on three hits.

Game 2 was much closer, but the Legionaere still came out on top. Lugwig Glaser went 3-for-5 and homered again to lead Regensburg to the win. Richard Klijn had a nice game at the plate. He went 2-for-4 with a double an a RBI.

The Legionaere followed up the sweep of the Reds with a sweep of the Tubingen Hawks on Sunday.

In other South Division action:

James McOwen homered, drove in three runs, and went 3-for-5 in the Game 1 win for Heidenheim.

Luke Sommer had a huge day in Game 1 for Heidenheim. He went 2-for-4 at the plate driving in three runs and picked up the win on the mound. He tossed six innings allowing just three hits while striking out eight.

Robert Gruber drove in four runs going 2-for-4 in Game 1 for Heidenheim.

James Kang  homered in Game 2 for Heidenheim going 2-for-4.

Laureano De Los Santos pitched great for Tubingen in the first game. He pitched seven scoreless innings allowing four hits and striking out six.

Joshua Hodges picked up the win for Tubingen in the second game. He pitched a complete game, allowed one unearned run, gave up five hits, and struck out twelve.

Michael Coats went 3-for-4 scoring two runs for Tubingen in the second game.

Joshua Peterson homered for Haar in a Game 1 loss. He went 4-for-6 with four RBI. In Game 2, he went 3-for-5 with another four RBI.

South Division Scores:

Buchbinder Legionaere 22, Stuttgart Reds 1 (7)
Buchbinder Legionaere 6, Stuttgart Reds 4

Heidemheim Heidekopfe 13, Mainz Athletics 0 (7)
Heidemheim Heidekopfe 7, Mainz Athletics 4

Bad Homburg Hornets 0, Tubingen Hawks 3
Bad Homburg Hornets 1, Tubingen Hawks 6

Haar Disciples 11, Mannheim Tornados 9
Haar Disciples 14, Mannheim Tornados 11

Buchbinder Legionaere 15, Tubingen Hawks 3 (7)
Buchbinder Legionaere 15, Tubingen Hawks 0 (7)

Germany North Division Standings:

1. Buchbinder Legionaere 23-5
2. Heidemheim Heidekopfe 20-6
3. Mainz Athletics 18-8
4. Haar Disciples 15-10
5. Stuttgart Reds 13-13
6. Bad Homburg Hornets 8-20
7. Mannheim Tornados 4-21
8. Tubingen Hawks 4-22

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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