Stuttgart and Haar fight for playoff position / Regensburg beckons first place « 1. Baseball Bundesliga

South: Stuttgart and Haar fight for playoff position / Regensburg beckons first place

The Stuttgart Reds are targeting a return to the postseason in a direct duel between the playoff aspirants and Munich-Haar (Photo: Iris Drobny, www.drobny-photography)

Heidenheim, Munich-Haar and Stuttgart are in a head-to-head race for places two to four in the southern relay. On the penultimate day of the regular season, the Reds and the Disciples meet in a direct duel. “Playball!” for the double header will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. At the same time, the Heideköpfe compete with the IT sure Falcons in Ulm. The Mainz Athletics want to keep their chance at the Mannheim Tornados. The games of the two Bundesliga veterans will increase on Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.). The Guggenberger Legionnaires can look forward to the southern championship title against the Tübingen Hawks (Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.).

Stuttgart and Munich-Haar meet for the first time

A win is in the table between the Munich-Haar Disciples and the Stuttgart Reds. A victory that the Swabians still have to bring in at 2:3 after seven innings at the Mannheim Tornados. With this score, the game was stopped at the time due to darkness. Otherwise, the chasing trio is level. In a direct duel, the team from Haarer want to at least defend their lead in Bad Cannstatt. It is the first meeting between the two opponents this year.

Heidenheimer compulsory task in Ulm

While the other two rivals for second place take the points, the Heidenheim Heideköpfe can gain an advantage. At the IT sure Falcons in Ulm, the defending champion is the big favorite. Anything but a double success for the series champion would be a big surprise. With victories of 3:19, Ulm is in last place in the table.

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Mannheim and Mainz in a prestige duel

The Mainz Athletics want to keep their chances of the knockout round for the championship. The A’s have already suffered four defeats more than fourth-placed Stuttgart. With six remaining games from the competition and only five from Mainz, the Rheinhessen can no longer afford to slip up. In any case, the hope of the playoffs before the encounters with the Mannheim Tornados is very small. However, the record champion managed a liberation last weekend. With a double win against Tübingen, Baden ended their misery and climbed up to sixth place in the table.

Regensburg are aiming for the southern championship

The Guggenberger Legionnaires can look forward to the playoffs with ease. The qualification can no longer be taken from Regensburg. The next step should be taken this weekend by winning the southern championship. With a double win against Tübingen, the intermediate goal would have been achieved. With only two defeats in the current season, the legionnaires also still have their club record in mind. For the Hawks it is the first time in 2022 against the Upper Palatinate. The first leg of the Bundesliga opener fell into the water.