Senators Split to end the season
The first men’s team of the Düsseldorf Senators ended the second Bundesliga season 2021 on Saturday in wonderful baseball weather. Against the Nightmares from Neunkirchen, they played two extremely exciting games at eye level. In the first game, the Senators deservedly won 6-2. As in most season games, the game was dominated by the pitchers who kept the Second face off of the season as balanced as the first. The performance was very good early on, so that the Senators could quickly take the lead. The equally stable defense ensured that the victory was deserved and clear in the end. In the second game, the Nightmares were able to turn the tide and presented the Benrathers with big problems with a new pitcher at the beginning. Until the 7th and last inning, the Senators could not get on the board, while the Neunkirchener were able to take a 4-0 lead. It was only in the last inning that the tide seemed to be able to turn when the Senators scored 3 runs, which were no longer enough to win the game. The result was a 3: 4 defeat. In the end, the split was well deserved for both teams.
After this last game day in the 2nd Bundesliga, the next season has to be looked at. This season has shown us in a playful way that you will not be able to play directly for promotion to the 1st Bundesliga, but in any case the team can keep up well in the 2nd Bundesliga with constant performance and aim for the 1st Bundesliga in the long term. There is very good potential in all parts of the team, especially among the young players.
In terms of coaching, I would like to give Sebastian Heisters great praise, who was very committed towards the end of the season and was still able to present four very strong performances with the team.
We would of course like to thank the scorers and umpires, as well as the guests from Neunkirchen for a very pleasant last game day of the year. We would also like to say a big thank you to Gritta, who, with her usual lovely manner in the container, ensured that the last game day was rounded off perfectly in terms of catering.
But as it was often heard at the very pleasant end of the season after the double header at the catering house: “It was a great season and let’s toast the next one.”