Week Five of The FM Home Loans L’chaim Softball League was a week of the contenders separating themselves from the pretenders. Many of the top tier teams took care of business as the second half of the season takes off. Few teams are still working out their rosters and line-up cards. Many teams have bounced back from a rough start while others that began well now find themselves in a slump. The Sun was shining, the hail was pelting, the smiles were bright, and the vape was poofing at Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem. The second leg of the long journey begins, at the horizon, the L’chaim Glass Trophy peaks above the mountains.
Lev Ahron (1-1) Vs Route 66 (4-1)
Route 66 broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the sixth to go ahead 1-0. After Lev Ahron tied the game in the top of the seventh, Route 66 walked it off in the bottom half to win 2-1.
Mercaz Moosen (2-1) Vs Mercaz Moonshot (3-0-1)
Mercaz Moonshot exploded for ten runs in the top of the third after being down 4-0 to cruise on to a 16-4 victory over rival Mercaz Moosen.
Orlo Eagles (1-2-1) Vs Shas (1-1-1)
Orlo Eagles battled hard vs a tough Team Shas and eventually mustard up a four run comeback in the top of the seventh to salvage a 9-9 tie.
Copia Class Clowns (2-0-1) Vs Chaik N Cake (2-2)
Copia Class Clowns scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 8-5 lead and go on to win 12-6 versus a mighty Chaik N Cake squad.
Snowy Owls (0-4) Vs Holy Bagel (1-2)
Holy Bagel jumped out to 9-0 lead over Snowy Owls by the end of the fifth inning. The Snowy Owls battled off the hailstorm and rain delay but fell short in their comeback and fell 10-6.
Sheath (1-2) Vs Shnitzelunim (0-2-1)
Sheath broke open the game with fifteen runs in the top of the third to lead 18-2. Shnitzelunim showed their spirit as they mounted a massive comeback in the later innings but still fell short and lost 21-18.
98ers (2-2) Vs Shudoggs (4-0-1)
Shudoggs exploded for eleven runs in the top of the forth to lead the 98ers 11-2 and went on to continue their impressive season with a 14-7 victory.
The Meah Shearim Squad (1-1) Vs Bunny Mafia (2-2)
Bunny Mafia jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back as they beat The Meah Shearim Squad 17-4 in the finally of the week.
Week Four of the home loans L'chaim softball league
Week Four Of The FM Home Loans L’chaim Softball League was a week of tight competition with many top matchups. Most teams have finalized their roster as they hit the mid-way part of the season. Late game heroics brought oohs and ahhs from the packed crowd at Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem. The middle leg of the journey begins now with the goal a far sight but clear in the mind.
The Geshmakers (1-3) Vs Snowy Owls (0-3)
The Geshmakers broke open the game with seven first inning runs and held onto win 14-7 in due to great pitching from Yosef Shalom.
Shnitzelonim (0-1-1) Vs Shudoggs (3-0-1)
Shnitzelonim came back from down 10-5 in the bottom of the 7th to score five runs, three with two outs, to slavage a 10-10 tie.
Chaik N Cake (2-1) Vs Holy Bagel (0-2)
Chaik N Cake scored seven times in the top of the 3rd to lead 10-3 and held off a late comeback by Holy Bagel to win 16-12.
Copia Class Clowns (1-0-1) Vs Orlo Eagles (1-2)
Copia Class Clowns pulled away in the top of the 4th with four runs to lead 8-2 and closed out the game with a 12-5 victory.
Hitman (0-2) Vs Shas (1-1)
Shas won 12-7 over Hitman due to timely hitting and great defense. Shas picked up their first win of the season with great team comradery and focus.
The Meah Shearim Squad (1-0) Vs 98ers (2-1)
The Meah Shearim Squad scored five times in the top of the 2nd to lead 7-2 and held off a late rally by 98ers to win 9-7.
Sheath (0-2) Vs Bunny Mafia (1-2)
Bunny Mafia scored six times in the bottom of the 6th to pull away with a 12-2 victory behind lights out pitching from Solomon Assis.
Sheath (0-2) Vs Route 66 (3-1)
Route 66 six runs in the bottom of the 2nd to pull away 8-2 and cruised into a 15-8 victory over Sheath.
The Geshmakers (0-3) Vs Shudoggs (3-0)
The Shudoggs broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the forth with four runs, all with two outs, to beat The struggling Geshmakers 6-3.
Mercaz Moosen (2-0) Vs Bunny Mafia (0-2)
The Moosen jumped out to a 6-2 lead by the end of the third frame and held off a late Bunny Mafia rally to win 6-5.
Route 66 (2-1) Vs Holy Bagel (0-1)
Route 66 exploded for nine runs in the first two innings enroot to a victory over new team Holy Bagel 16-5.
Mercaz Moonshot (2-0-1) Vs Copia Class Clowns (0-0-1)
Mercaz Moonshot came back from down seven in the end of the second inning frame and then again in top of the seventh with four runs to salvage a 11-11 tie in the game of the week.
Shnitzelonim (0-1) Vs Lev Ahron (1-0)
With both teams playing their first game of the season, Lev Ahron exploded for ten runs in the bottom of the forth and then held off a late comeback by Shnitzelonim to win 11-9.
Dear Holy Softball Brothers,
The grass is getting greener, the birds are chirping and that cold air is passing by. In no time the weather will be begging for the crack of the bat and the umpire yelling SHHTEERI-I-I-IKE!!
The 2018 Yeshiva Softball League registration will be with Hashem's help opening up tomorrow, January 11th, and I just wanted to give y'all the heads up.
Teams from last year will have first dibs, as it looks like we will have B"H an overflow of teams this year!
For info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(You can guess which one of us wrote this!)