Games We Play: Hi Tech goes crazy on opening night

Beit Shemesh team defeats Crazy ReMax 19-4 in Israel Softball opener.

Softball 298.88 (photo credit: (Efrat Saar/courtesy))
Softball 298.88
(photo credit: (Efrat Saar/courtesy))
The Israel Softball Association's spring season began on Thursday night with B Division hopefuls Shimshon Hi Tech of Beit Shemesh defeating Crazy ReMax 19-4. The ISA fast-pitch league consists of nine teams: Defending champs Penticon of Ra'anana, Dimona Mean Judeans, Ziontours of Jerusalem and two Tel Aviv teams - the Tigers and the Cerveceros in the A Division, and Shimshon, Crazy (Tel Aviv/Kibbutz Gezer), the Galil Twisters and the Dawgs, who represent the Shfela. Sadly, Otzma Eilat was not able to field a team due to travel and financial issues. The top B team will replace the fifth place A team in 2009. Several teams are still in need of players. Anyone interested in joining the league may e-mail: [email protected] Shimshon Hi Tech 19, Crazy Richard 4 On Thursday night at Kibbutz Gezer, Shimshon Hi Tech got off to a great start with a dominating win over Crazy ReMax. Pitcher Sholom Menorah led the way with four hits, including a home run, and six RBI's while striking out four without allowing a walk. Elie Wildman showed improvement by knocking two hits and two RBI's while making two solid catches in left field. Alon Leichman smacked a two-run homer for Crazy.