ISP Cerveceros won its first game in the Babe Gillette Memorial Fall Tournament, holding off the winless Dawgs 18-15 and Penticon remained undefeated blanking Crazy ReMax 9-0.
On Sunday, Ami Baran hurled his second straight shutout, allowing only three hits and two walks while striking out six.
Southpaw David Leichman pitched an outstanding game, holding the dangerous Penticon bats at bay until an 8-run fourth.
Dan Marcus' 2-run double broke the ice, and Baran helped his cause with two key hits in the big inning, which was extended by poor Crazy defense.
Penticon shortstop Ron Solomon started two rally-killing double plays On Monday, in a game that was not as close as the final score indicated, the Cerveceros jumped out to a 10-0 lead after three innings and then introduced its substitutes.
Yehezkel Ganz pitched well for the Cerveceros and Natan Tamari threw his second straight solid game for the Dawgs. Both pitchers were victimized by poor defense behind them. The big lead allowed the Cerveceros, a team composed of Spanish-speaking immigrants to see some of its new Cuban players: Mario Rojas homered and Julio Cesar Mizrahi tripled in their first league games. Alberto Tacher added a pair of hits and RBI's and new Argentinian player Hernan Guinguis played a great game defensively at catcher.
The Shfela/Rehovot team, to their credit, never gave up, and scored five with two outs in the seventh before pitcher/manager Yosi Ajzenwaser shut the door.
Chaiel Lindenbaum impressed for the Dawgs, with two hits and RBI's and Dani Machlis hit a towering RBI double.
Jeff Weiner, pressed into catching duty, did a fine job as well, and the Dawgs defense turned two double plays.
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