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Optica International beat the red hot Phil Stein Sox on Friday 8-5 solidifying
their hold on second place and moving closer to the coveted first-round playoff
The Sox jumped out to a 5- 0 lead after just two innings after David
Tover singled home Ariel Gilor and brother Alan Tover doubled him home and
scored on an RBI single by Chaim Jacobson.
However, OI flame-thrower
Danny Gewirtz held the very potent Sox bats scoreless the rest of the way as the
OI offense did just enough to secure the win.
Once again the Schwartz
brothers were the hitting stars, with Naftali banging out three hits and scoring
three runs while Akiva added two hits, including a fourthinning triple to wake
up the offense. Josh Wajcman also had three hits and three RBI’s for
Ariel Gilor had three hits for the Sox,who managed only seven hits
“We needed this win in the worst way to keep distance between
us and the rest of the teams fighting for the bye.
I’m proud of the way
our guys did not give up despite the early hole we were in” said a jubilant OI
captain Yoni Schwartz after his team emerged victorious.