Baseball Tigers 298.88.
(photo credit: Efrat Sa'ar)
The Netanya Tigers defeated the Modi'in Miracle 2-1 in a pitchers' duel. New York City native Leon Feingold out-pitched Modi'in's Audy Alcantara by throwing a complete-game three-hitter, allowing just one run while striking out four and walking one to pick up his second win.
The Tigers scored one run in the third inning on a single from leftfielder Dan Rootenberg and then one more in the fifth on a single from Dominican shortstop Hector De Los Santos. Although Modi'in centerfielder Adalberto Paulino hit his sixth home run of the season, his team dropped its third consecutive game.
Lightning 10, Blue Sox 1
The Tel Aviv Lightning capitalized on the Miracle loss by beating the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox 10-1 to take sole possession of second place and move just 1.5 games behind the first-place Sox. Lightning pitcher Daniel Kaufman began the game a bit wild, but settled down to throw six innings and allowed no earned runs and only one hit while striking out seven batters and walking five to improve to 3-2.
Pioneers 14, Express 6
Petach Tikva won their fourth game of the season by beating the Ra'anana 14-6. The Pioneers offense piled on the runs, but Brooklyn-native Alper Ulutas threw six innings and gave up two earned runs.