Week nine of the FM Home Loans L’chaim Softball League was a short week before the All-Star Break. Teams looked to make their final run before the playoffs begin. Many teams are fighting it out for top playoff seeding. Many teams look to regroup during the break and work on their swing and fielding positions. The land of the free looks so sweet and field with dreams but we all know the Holy Stones and the Lchaim Glass Trophy is what yearns deep in us.
Team Shas (4-1-1) Vs Plaza Auto Leasing (2-3)
Team Shas continued their hot streak after going up 13-0 early and finishing off with 13-7 victory.
The Geshmakers (2-3) Vs Orlo Eagles (2-3-1)
The Geshmakers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first frame. After Orlo Eagles rallied back to make it 5-4 the Geshmakers scored four more runs enroot to a 12-6 win.
Shnitzelonim (0-4-1) Vs Holy Bagel (2-4)
Shnitzelonim went up 9-1 early on and then had a nine run lead entering the bottom of the seventh and looked poised to pick up their first victory. Holy Bagel shocked them with ten runs to win a magical game in walk off fashion 18-17 over Shnitzelonim
Week Eight Of The FM Home Loans L’chaim Softball League was a week of thunder, lighting, and rain mixed in with sunshine, smiles, and clutch hitting. More than half the games were rained out while the others battled it out for playoff position. Most teams are fighting it out for the top ten spots in a very competitive field. Adar is contagious And the Simcha is here as The L’chaim Glass Trophy will wait to be poured.
Lev Ahron (2-3) Vs Bunny Mafia (4-2)
Both teams battled back forth and the game was tied 5-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth when Bunny Mafia scored twice to take a 7-5 lead. Lev Ahron knocked in three runs to take a 8-7 lead leading into the bottom of the seventh. Bunny Mafia blasted a homerun with two outs and then walked it off in a magical 9-8 victory.
Mercaz Moonshot (5-0-1) Vs Auto Plaza Leasing (2-2)
Mercaz Moonshot proved once again that they are one of the top teams in the league with their power offense and rock solid defense which lead them to an easy 16-7 win over Auto Plaza Leasing.
Week Seven Of The FM Home Loans L’chaim Softball League was a week of teams continuing to build themselves as the second half of the season heats up. Many teams have put together winning streaks while other teams are still looking for their first win. Many teams are heading into the All Star Break while others still have another week of ball to play beforehand. The Sun was Shining, the birds were chirping, and the call of umpire could be heard from far away as the fans piled into Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem.
Shudoggs (5-0-1) Vs Copia Class Clowns (2-1-2)
The Shudoggs offense came out firing on all cylinders all game and continued their winning with giving Copia Class Clowns their first loss in a 15-9 victory.
Eye-Q (3-2) Vs Team Shas (3-1-1)
Team Shas lead 1-0 until Eye-Q put up two runs in the top of the fifth to lead 2-1. Team Shas fired back with five runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Eye-Q 6-2.
Holy Bagel (1-4) Vs Lev Ahron (2-2)
Holy Bagel maintained a 4-2 lead until Lev Ahron exploded for 7 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead them to a 9-4 victory.
Lev Ahron (2-2) Vs Chaik N Cake (3-2)
Lev Ahron’s 2-1 slim lead was broken in the top of the sixth when Chaik N Cake took the lead on a two-out base hit to drive in two runs which eventually resulted in a 5-2 victory over rival Lev Ahron.
Plaza Auto Leasing (2-1) Vs Snowy Owls (0-5)
Plaza Auto Leasing built a 7-1 lead by the top of the fifth inning. The Snowy Owls rallied late, but fell short in a 8-5 loss.
98ers (3-3) Vs Shnitzelonim (0-3-1)
98ers 10-4 lead was shortly lived as Shnitzelonim scored seven times to take a 11-10 lead. 98ers walked in off in the 7th inning to win 13-12 in a thrilling matchup.
MFX Strategies (2-3) Vs Sheath (2-2-1)
Sheath broke open the game with a 10-0 lead. MFX Strategies rallied late back but fell short in a 14-11 loss.
MFX Strategies (2-3) Vs Orlo Eagles (2-2-1)
Orlo Eagles got back in the win column with heavy duty offensive power in a 16-7 victory over MFX Strategies.
Week Six Of The Fm Home Loans L'chaim Softball League
Week Six Of The FM Home Loans L’chaim Softball league was a week of teams with lower records showing the league that they play with the big boys. Many teams with higher records had trouble taking care of business versus teams with lower records. Many teams have found their balance at the right time as the season heads into the second leg. The teams battled the cold weather conditions at Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem. The Clouds were shinning, the field dried up, the breeze was chilled, but the smiles were warm, the tea was hot, and the glimmer of the dazzling L’chaim Glass Trophy creeped a bit above the horizon.
Route 66 (4-2) Vs Team Shas (2-1-1)
Team Shas Came out attacking, going up 7-3 by the end of the third frame. Team Shas kept the momentum going and picked up the upset win 11-7 over Route 66.
Mercaz Moonshot (4-0-1) Vs Holy Bagel (1-3)
Holy Bagel battled all game versus the top Mercaz Moonshot squad and held an 8-6 lead going into the top of the 7th when Mercaz Moonshot crushed a three run homer over the fence to win a tight 9-8 ballgame.
98ers (2-3) Vs Mercaz Moosen (3-1)
Mercaz Moosen took a 5-0 lead into the top of the fifth inning before 98ers bats came alive to make it a 5-4 game in the sixth inning. 98ers could not complete the comeback rally and fell 5-4 to Mercaz Moosen.
Copia Class Clowns (2-0-2) Vs Sheath (1-2-1)
Sheath jumped out to 7-1 lead by the end of the second frame and looked poised to upset the Clowns. The Clowns Stormed back to tie the game at 8-8, but couldn’t walk it off in what ended in a 8-8 tie.
Skyscrapers (0-2) Vs Hitman (1-2)
Hitman picked up their first win of season in large part to their offense coming alive early and often in an 18-7 victory.
Skyscrapers (0-2) Vs Bunny Mafia (3-2)
Bunny Mafia continued their hot streak picking up their third win in a row in a 17-1 win over the Skyscrapers.
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!)