Heidenheim Heidekoepfe wins German national baseball championship

Heidenheim Heidekoepfe wins German national baseball championship
08/10/2021
Heidenheim defeated the Bonn Capitals, 3-1, in the best-of-five final series. Veteran pitcher Enorbel Marquez earned MVP honours.

The Heidenheim Heidekoepfe won the 2021 Bundesliga, the top league in German baseball. In the best-of-five final series, Heidenheim defeated the Bonn Capitals, three games to one, to claim their sixth overall German title.

Heidenheim is now second In the all-time ranking, tied with the Paderborn Untouchables, behind the Tornados Mannheim (11 titles).

Heidekoepfe outscored Bonn in game four, 11-2, to claim the title. The Capitals avoided the sweep with an 8-3 win in the third game of the series.

Heidenheim and Bonn met for the fifth consecutive time in the final series, with Heidenheim winning four of the five. Bonn only prevailed in 2018.

Veteran left-hander Enorbel Marquez-Ramirez (Heidenheim) was named the MVP of the final series, while Drew Janssen (also Heidenheim) earned best pitcher's honours. Wilson Lee (Bonn) earned the best hitter's title

Cover photo is by Thomas_Schoenenborn