Heller hits for the cycle in Morningside win
First baseman fuels comeback win against Beit Shemesh Suns.
Balanson of Morningside Translators Warriors. Photo: Jay L. Abramoff
First baseman Daniel Heller hit for the cycle and had two towering home runs to
lead the Morningside Translations Warriors to a 23-14 come from behind victory
over the Beit Shemesh Suns Thursday night at Gezer.
Coming off their
first loss of the season, the Warriors battled back after falling behind early.
The team was down 11-4 after two and a half innings thanks to a pair of
three-run homers by Suns leftfielder Ilan Spira.
But then the Warrior
bats caught fire. Nossie Jacobovitch hit a two-run shot in the second and Heller
followed that with the first of his long balls later in the inning. The Warrior
defense settled down and finally surged ahead in the fifth with a five-run
They put the game away with a nine-run sixth.
the key. Along with stellar defense, “The Danimal” went 5-for-5 on the night,
scoring three times, tying a team record with six RBI’s and breaking a team
record with 14 total bases.
“Statistically speaking, it’s the greatest
game a Warrior has ever had,” said manager and proud older brother Aron Heller.
“But anyone who knows Dano knows he is all about the team.
accolades mean nothing to him. He’s all about helping the team get a big
Batters 1through 9 for the Warriors all had at least two hits. Aron
Heller went 4-for- 5 with three RBI’s, including the go-ahead RBI triple in the
bottom of the fifth.
Joe Federman, Avi Dzik and Jacobovitch each had
three hits and three ribbies. Yanky Itzkowitx also had three hits, and stole his
team-leading seventh base of the season.
With the victory the Warriors
improve to a league best 6-1 record.