The Holy Bs took game 1 of their best of 3 quarter final series against Beth Sholom with an exciting 18 – 16 come from behind victory. The Bs trailed at one point early in the game by an 8 – 4 score and then scored 5 runs in each of the 4th and 7th innings and took a 7 run lead into the ninth. Beth Sholom battled back with 5 in the ninth making it close before ending the game when a runner at second base left the base early on a swing and a miss resulting in an automatic out and a 1 game lead in the Series for the Bs. Note that Beth Sholom scored 8 runs in the last inning of their final regular season game with Pride of Israel so nothing can be taken for granted against these guys.
On defence, the Holy Bs were led by their outfielders who often make difficult catches look routine. Some are calling our outfield the best in the ISBL in 2011.
On the offensive side of the board, each of Nate Charach, Marc Levy and Ryan Abrahamson went 4 for 4 at the plate and Ryan’s day included 2 inside the park homeruns giving him at least 4 inside the park homers in the last few games.
Playoff schedule (Quarter Finals):
September 11: Holy Blossom at Beth Sholom – Bayview Reservoir
September 18 (if necessary): Beth Sholom at Holy Blossom – Bishops Cross
All are welcome to come and cheer the team on.