The Neunkirchen Nightmares captured the 2020 German Softball Cup.
The Neunkirchen Nightmares won the Deutschlandpokal Softball 2020, the German league cup of the Softball-Bundesliga. They beat reigning vice-champion Freising Grizzlies 2-1 in a best-of-three final series.
After splitting the first two games of the series 4-6 and 8-2, the Nightmares scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning, to win the decisive game 3-1, and the German Cup.
This is the fifth trophy for the Neunkirchen Nightmares at the Deutschlandpokal in history. With the victory, the team qualified for the 2021 Women's European Cup Winners Cup.
The Deutschlandpokal Softball has been played simultaneously to the playoffs of the German Softball-Bundesliga. German Cup winners Neunkirchen beat the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg, the Karlsruhe Cougars, and the Bonn Capitals en route to the finals.
Freising hosted the final series after losing the German Softball-Bundesliga final series 0-3 against the Wesseling Vermins.
/ Philipp Würfel for the German Baseball and Softball Federation
Photos courtesy of Dirk Steffen