(photo credit: Jay L. Abramoff)
The CleanTech Warriors routed the Neve Daniel Wave Riders 17-2 at Gezer on Friday to improve to 3-1 in the Israeli modified-pitch Softball league.
CleanTech’s starting pitcher Meir Goldberg took a shutout into the fifth inning, by which point the hot CleanTech bats had already built a 14-run lead.
The undermanned Warriors blew the game open with an eight-run fourth inning. The balanced attack featured nine players who each had at least one hit, one run and one RBI.
Shortstop Aron Heller and second baseman Yaniv Tsaidi each picked up
triples and collected 3 RBI’s. Heller also scored four times and had a
career high four stolen bases.
First baseman Dov Friedman had three hits and CleanTech’s enigmatic
rightfielder Nosson Mandel had a “Nosson cycle,” with a hit, a run, a
sac fly, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
“We’ve got some big guns coming off the DL soon, so we are right where
we want to be,” said Heller. “Today was a total team effort. Guys just
gave it 110 percent out there.”