Softbal: Twisters roll in homer fest; ReMax comes back

In Israel Softball Association games last week, the Galil Twisters smacked five homeruns in a 20-11 demolition of the Dawgs and ReMax-Ra'anana came back from a 13-3 deficit to nip the Cerveceros 17-16. In other games, Dimona beat the Tigers 9-4, Ziontours downed Shimshon Hi Tech 15-5 and fell to Penticon 9-4. Galil Twisters 20 Dawgs 11. On Monday, in a rare father-son pitching matchup, the Twisters' 16 year old pitcher Kobi Daya scattered three hits in four innings, while striking out four, walking one and allowing one unearned run to best father Shaul who yielded five home runs, including three by Yaniv Rosenfeld. The Twisters scored 12 in the fourth and led 19-1 before the Dawgs added five runs in each of the last two innings off of relief pitchers. Rosenfeld finished 4-4 with six RBI's and a team record tjree home runs, two of which cleared the fence. Tomer Molovinsky added 4 hits, missing the cycle by a triple and driving in five runs and Micah Winston hit a two-run homer. Right fielder Jeffrey Zitomer made a beautiful diving catch to stifle a Dawgs rally. For the Shfela team, Maor Mama and Shmuel Goldstein each had a pair of hits and Daniel Baram drove in three and made a fine diving stop at third base. ReMax-Ra'anana 17 Cerveceros 16 On Wednesday, the Cerveceros looked to be cruising to an easy victory, leading 13-3 in the third, as Yosi Ajzenwaser pitched well and the Tel Aviv team's offense teed off on southpaw David Leichman. Coach Howie Litz, changed strategy, entering Alain Serels to pitch just as Ajzenwaser became ineffective due to an injury. Serels quieted the Latin Americans while his teammates mounted a come back, taking advantage of walks and errors, culminating in an eight-run sixth inning to knot the game at 15. In the seventh inning, using the tiebreaker rule in which each team begins the inning with a runner on second, the Cerverceros pushed across a run, setting the stage for heroics from Alon Leichman who raced home from second on a sacrifice bunt and then Ofir Katz's whose sacrifice fly scored the winning run. ReMax only managed seven singles, but Amit Megiddo and Katz each scored three times. Mario Rojas doubled and homered for the Cerveceros and Alberto Tascher scored four runs.