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Penticon's 7-1 victory over the Tigers clinched the second spot and home-team advantage in the Israel Softball Association's Fall Tournament Final to be played at the Baptist Village on Sunday night.
Penticon's opponent will be the Galil Twisters, who will be participating in their first final ever.
Penticon pitcher Ami Baran (4 strikeouts) was dominant, and shone on defense against the Tigers, snagging numerous comebackers to the mound.
For Penticon, Aron brothers David (three runs) and Brian (two runs), scored five of Penticon's seven runs.
Penticon scored in the first when David Aron, who had walked, stole third and scampered home when the throw went into left field. In the bottom of the first, Baran allowed an RBI double.
However, sharp-eyed manager Bob Kessler saw that the runner did not touch third base on the way home. On the appeal, the runner was called out, quashing the Tiger rally and ending the inning.
Baran and Tiger pitcher Yarone Ben Israel traded zeroes and the scored remained 1-0 into the sixth when sacrifice flies from Howie Hirsch and Ron Solomon gave Baran, who pitched a 1-2-3 seventh, some breathing room.