Rise Hi overwhelmed Optica International 22-1 in an amateur softball in Israel series game at Kibbutz Gezer on Friday.
The defending series champions scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and 10 runs in the second, highlighted by Earl Harow's basesloaded triple. Harow drove in a total of six runs in the game.
Ethan Harow had three hits and three RBIs, Chaim Jacobson had four hits, Aryeh Baumen had three hits and two RBIs, Danny Harow had two doubles and Aaron Harow two singles.
Ed Harow picked up the win on the mound.
Nefesh B'Nefesh 16,
Nefesh B'Nefesh continued its strong hitting as it pounded out 20 hits in defeating Applied Materials Rehovot last week.
Behind 3-0 after one inning, NBN tied it up in the second on hits by third baseman Aaron Lazor and DH Yossi Hadad, who each went 4-for-4 with four RBIs apiece and five doubles between them.
Rehovot took a 4-3 lead in the third, but NBN rang up four runs in each of the next two innings, followed by five more in the fifth, to open up a lead it would never relinquish.
NBN catcher Dov Friedman continued his torrid hitting, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored, and shortstop Mike Hochman had two RBIs and scored three times for NBN. Pitchers Yedidya Rausman and Yaakov Lazar combined for the victory.
Suns 11, CI 8
Andre Isaacson led the Beit Shemesh Suns over Contact International last week at Kibbutz Gezer. Isaacson pitched another great game, fielded his position flawlessly and hit well again.
Adam Fishman, who crushed two balls over the right field fence for home runs and had four RBIs, also did a fantastic job at catcher, allowing not a single stolen base.
Seth Gerson had another great day at the plate going 3-for-4, one hit short of the cycle. Shortstop Jeff Mor also went 3-for-4 and showed great range in fielding fly balls hit all over the diamond.
Leftfielder Aaron Cohen robbed CI of an early base hit by making a diving catch to his right.
The Suns led 11-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, but CI fought back by scoring seven runs and bringing the tying run to the plate. A time out was called and Cohen returned to left field. The CI batter hit a bullet into the gap, but Cohen tracked the ball down to stop the rally and give NBN the victory.
Cafe Rimon upsets Edita Jewelry
In the first round of the Women's American Football in Israel Spring Tournament playoffs, No. 5 seed Cafe Rimon beat No. 4 Edita Jewelry 18-13 at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem last week.
It was Cafe Rimon's first win of the tournament and the road does not get any easier. In the semifinals on Wednesday, Cafe Rimon will face top seed Burger's Bar.
In the other first-round game, Misha'an Plumbers (3) beat Captain's Crew (6) 27-6. The Plumbers will face No. 2 seed Nadlan City in the semifinals.
Thursday: semifinal, Nadlan City vs Misha'an Plumbers, 8 p.m., Kraft North; fifth-place game, Edita Jewelry vs Captain's Crew, 8 p.m., Kraft South; semifinal, Burger's Bar vs Cafe Rimon, 9 p.m., Kraft North.
Tover'z Boyz bounce back with victory
Tover'z Boys looked strong after a tough loss the previous week, cruising to a 30-0 victory over the Terminators in week six of the Yosef Goodman AFI High School League.
Dani Laufer led the way with three touchdown receptions. Right behind him was Sammy Tover and star snapper Ayal Cohen, each with a TD catch. Itamar Bernstien threw all five scoring passes.
Other scores from week six of the Yosef Goodman AFI High School League: IDT Global Services 33, Derech Hateva 25; Goldstein and Berger LTD. 47, 8th ltd 0; Levine Family Chasmo Jaguars 45, The Jewish Press 38.
Yosef Goodman AFI standings after week six: Levine Family Chasmo Jaguars 4-1; Tover'z Boyz 4-1; IDT Global Services 4-2; Derech Hateva 3-2; The Jewish Press 3-2; Goldstein and Berger LTD. 3-3; Terminators 1-5; 8th LTD. 0-6. Please submit items for 'Games We Play' via e-mail to [email protected]