Juan Ramirez lifts Ra'anana past Modi'in

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July 22, 2007 02:50

Capitalizing on the Miracle loss was the Tel Aviv Lighting, who moved into a tie with Modi'in for second place.

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Juan Ramirez lifts Ra'anana past Modi'in

Baseball Tigers 298.88. (photo credit: Efrat Sa'ar)

The Ra'anana Express scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to come from behind and beat the Modi'in Miracle 5-4 on Friday morning. Ra'anana scored the tying run on a bases loaded walk before Dominican Juan Ramirez delivered the winning run on a walk-off single. Ramirez hit his sixth home run of the season in the sixth inning, going 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored. Leftfielder Ben Field of Atlanta, Georgia also had two hits and two RBI as the Express win for the third consecutive day. Capitalizing on the Miracle loss was the Tel Aviv Lighting, who moved into a tie with Modi'in for second place by beating the Petah Tikva Pioneers 8-3. Rightfielder Jeff Hastings led the offense, going 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and two runs scored. Right-handed Australian Adam Crabb threw five innings for the Lighting, giving up two earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks en route to his fourth win of the season. Third baseman Seth Binder of California picked up two hits for the Pioneers, who lost their fourth consecutive game. Meanwhile at Kibbutz Gezer, the fifth-place Netanya Tigers collected eighteen hits and scored ten runs in the sixth inning to beat the Beit Shemesh Blue Sox 17-6. Eight of nine Netanya starting position players collected at least one hit on the day. Dominican shortstop Hector De Los Santos hit his first home run of the season for the Tigers, a two-run shot in the second to go 2-for-4 with three RBI. S econd baseman Josh Eichenstein of Los Angeles, California went 4-for-5 with two RBI while leftfielder Josh Doane raised his average to .392 with a 3-for-5 day and three runs scored. The Netanya win snaps the Tigers five-game losing streak and ends Beit Shemesh's five-game winning streak.


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