The Neunkirchen Nightmares have won their third consecutive Deutschlandpokal title. The runner up of the European Cup Winners Cup in Porpetto, defeated the Hamburg Knights 9-4 in the final game of the German Softball Cup tournament in Haar/Munich. With the cup win, the Nightmares qualified again for next year’s ESF events.

The Nightmares took a quick 4-0 lead en route to prevailing against the reigning vice champion in German Softball. Maike Ogink led the offense, scoring four of the nine runs. Rachel Glazebrook earned the win by pitching 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Neunkirchen has reached the Deutschlandpokal final in each of its three editions, having beaten the Haar Disciples, Mannheim Tornados and now the Knights along the way.

Philipp Wuerfel