Rise Hi rallies late to beat rival MW

Rise Hi scored five runs in the top of the 7th inning to upend rival MW, earn a tie atop amateur softball league standings.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
May 29, 2012 23:40
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Rise Hi scored five runs in the top of the 7th inning to upend rival MW and earn a tie atop the amateur softball league standings.

Rise Hi found themselves trailing 9-8 in the bottom of the 6th inning following a two run blast by MW’s Simon Pack, his second dinger of the day.

Rise Hi rallied to tie the game in the 7th when Yisrael Rappaport drilled his second double of the game to bring in two runs. They then added some cushion on a clutch three run homer run by leftfielder David Tover.

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Rise Hi led 4-0 early in the game but MW surged back on Pack’s three run homer in the second inning to make it 4-3. The game then went back and forth until Rise Hi shut down MW in the bottom of the 7th.

For MW Yanky Itzkowitz hit a solo shot but Rise Hi pitcher Ed Harow was able to dance out of trouble, shutting MW down with runners in scoring position. Tover ended the day with four hits while Josh Harow and Ariel Gilor each collected three.

Optica International 7, Ginot Shomron 6 Optica International defeated Ginot Shomron this past Friday 7-6 solidifying their position in the Jerusalem Softball League playoff run.

OI took a 6-2 lead going into the seventh and final inning but Ginot came back to tie the game with a four run rally finally getting to pitcher Danny Gewirtz after he cruised through the first six innings.

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