Softball: Warriors on top with win over Beersheba

CleanTech Warriors jump out to seven runs in the top of the first and never look back.

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The CleanTech Warriors improved to 2-1 on the season with a 25-6 thrashing of Beersheva at Kibbutz Gezer on Thursday. The Warriors jumped out to seven runs in the top of the first and never looked back, scoring another 10 in the fourth before the game was called on account of the mercy rule. Pitcher Meir Goldberg earned his second victory on the mound, striking out six Beersheba batters. Goldberg also led the Warriors at the plate, going 4-for-4. Joe Federman, Avi Dzik, Nosson Mandel, Matt Brenner and Aron Heller all collected three hits apiece for the Warriors on a night when everone in the 10-man lineup each got at least a run, a hit and an RBI. The victory sets up a showdown this coming Friday with CleanTech's arch-nemesis Rise Hi for first place in the standings. RiseHi nipped CleanTech the last time the two teams met, in an emotional and controversial extra-innings affair last year. "We've marked this one on our calenders for a long time," said CleanTech manager Heller. "It's payback time." Rise Hi 23, Optica International 1 Rise Hi overwhelmed a short handed Optical International team 23-1 at Gezer on Friday. Ariel Gilor scored five runs and had three hits for Rise Hi. Ethan Harow hit two triples and drove in four runs, Alan Tover had three hits, Tzvi Harow went thre for four including a two-run HR, Chaim Jacobson also hit a two-run HR, Amiad Harow went three for four and scored three runs and veteran DH David Bubba Kiel went three for four and scored two runs. Rise Hi now 3-0 faces Clean Tech on Friday in the game of the week with first place at stake.