Myda Advisors 8 - Greenwald 1
The Myda Advisors and the Stars kept their records unblemished at 3-0, as a tight race developed for playoff positions in the FM Home Loans Israel Softball League.
In the first game of a weekend double-header, Myda finally broke open a nail-biter with Team Greenwald, scoring 5 runs in the last inning, ending what had been a tense 3-1 defensive struggle entering the final frame.
Myda Advisors 10 - Waterbury Wolfpack 9
If the front end of the twin-bill had been close, the night-cap was razor-thin. After no less than five lead changes or ties, Myda and Waterbury were locked up at nine apiece, before Myda clinched it with the tie-breaking run.
Stars 20 - Senters Physchos 14
The Stars and Psychos presented their offensive bona fides, with the Stars teeing off for 15 runs in the first three innings, only to see the Psychos respond with 14 of their own in the following three. Ultimately, however, the Stars' output couldn't be matched, leaving them undefeated and with a share of first place.
Shudoggs 9 - Jerusalem Glatt 3
Jerusalem Glatt jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but a six-run third staked the Shudoggs to victory with yet another tight defensive performance.
Stars 8 - Shudoggs 6
In a battle at the top of the standings, the Stars took the key victory, making them "the team to beat", with a clearly visible - if far from easy - path to the pennant, regardless of the results of games not involving them.
The Shudoggs can take solace in the knowledge that even having faced the top-ranked team in the league, they have allowed 6 or fewer runs in each game.
In other scores:
Mercaz Moonshots 11 - Greenwald 2; Senters Psychos 16 - Jerusalem Glatt 1