The Wesseling Vermins have won the German Softball Championship 2014. They swept the best-of-five final series 3-0 against the Hamburg Knights to earn the trophy. After 9-0 and 9-5 win in Hamburg, Wesseling prevailed 8-0 in the decisive third match of the series.  

For the Vermins, which finished fifth at the Premiere Cup Women in Montegranaro in early September, it’s their fourth title in the German Softball-Bundesliga, having captured the championship trophy in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Lisa Marie Koellner got named MVP of the final series, Julia de Jong best batter and Claudia Volkmann (all Wesseling) as best pitcher.

Wesseling, which already had finished in first place during the regular season, advanced to the finals by defeating the Neunkirchen Nightmares in the first round of the playoffs. The Knights, which celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, edged out the Haar Disciples and Nightmares to book a matchup against the defending champion.

Philipp Wuerfel