IBL: Miracle nips Pioneers at the wire

Modi'in scores three runs in the fifth to take the lead on a solo homer by Walker and a two-run homer by Eladio Rodriguez.

By SHLOMO SPRUNG
July 12, 2007 02:21
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IBL: Miracle nips Pioneers at the wire

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Israeli right fielder Moish Lewis's infield single with two outs in the seventh inning gave the Modi'in Miracle (6-5) a 8-7 win over the Petah Tikva Pioneers (1-11) Wednesday night at Gezer. Petah Tikva got off to an early 3-0 lead with a solo home run from Shuki Friedman and a two-run homer from Ryan Crotin, both in the third inning. Modi'in tied it in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Noah Walker and a two-run homer by Adam Harwood. Modi'in scored three runs in the fifth to take the lead on a solo homer by Walker and a two-run homer by Eladio Rodriguez. The Miracle ended up getting the victory for Rosenberg (1-0) when Lewis beat out a ground ball to shortstop with two outs. Ari Alexenberg (0-1) got the loss. Tigers 4, Lightning 1 The Netanya Tigers snapped the Tel Aviv Lightning's six-game winning streak at Sportek Field in Tel Aviv, winning 4-1. Netanya relied on outstanding pitching from their right-handed Columbian, Rafael Rojano, who threw a complete game, giving up just one run on five hits while striking out six and walking four. Centerfielder Josh Doane hit a two-run home run in the third. Express 15, Blue Sox 6 The night's final game, at Yarkon Field in Petah Tikva, saw the Ra'anana Express beat the first-place Beit Shemesh Blue Sox 15-6. Left fielder Ben Field led the Express with a 4 for 4 night along with an impressive six RBIs. After Bet Shemesh put up two runs in the top of the first, Field brought the Express back with a three-run double. Ra'anana shortstop Donnie Mott, Jr. also had a big night, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs.

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