Scores and schedule for the Atlanta Men’s Synagogue Softball League after games played on June 5. The next scheduled AMSSL games will take place June 19 as next Sunday June 12, is Shavuot.
June 5 Results:
Beth Tefillah 10, Ariel 9
B’nai Torah 16, Ariel 3
B’nai Torah 19, Sinai 4
Beth Tefillah 12, Sinai 6
Or VeShalom 12, Temple 8
Dor Tamid 5, Or VeShalom 4
Dor Tamid 13, Ahavath Achim 6
Temple 14, Ahavath Achim 9
Chabad 12, Young Israel 5
Gesher L’Torah 11, Emanu-El 9
Etz Chaim 19, Beth Jacob 4
Or Hadash 11, Beth Tikvah 10
Kol Emeth 18, Beth Tikvah 2 13
Temple 2, 15, B’nai Torah 2 12
Sinai 2 13, DTEC 2 6
Beth Shalom 17, Beth Tikvah 2 6
DTEC 2, B’nai Torah 2 – Rain Delay
Temple 2, Sinai 2 Rain Delay
June 19 Schedule
3:30 – Kol Emeth vs. Temple 2 | Beth Jacob vs. Or Hadash
4:45 – B’nai Torah 2 vs. Temple 2| Etz Chaim vs. Gesher L’Torah
East Roswell Park
12:15 – Ahavath Achim vs. Ariel | B’nai Torah vs. Dor Tamid
1:30 – Beth Tefillah vs. Temple | Or VeShalom vs. Sinai
2:45 – Young Israel vs. Beth Tikvah | Emanu-El vs. Chabad
4:00 – DTEC 2 vs. Beth Tikvah 2| Beth Shalom vs. Sinai 2
Tech Out; Draft Next
Georgia Tech’s baseball season ended Sunday, June 5, after the Yellow Jackets went 2-2 in the NCAA Division I tournament, with both of the pitching wins credited to Tech’s star Jewish pitching duo from Alpharetta and Johns Creek High School.
Tech head coach Danny Hall chose not to pitch ace starter Brandon Gold, a Davis Academy alum, in the opening game of the double-elimination, four-team Gainesville (Fla.) Regional on June 3. That decision backfired when Connecticut scored seven runs in the second inning against Zac Ryan and reliever Ben Parr and held on for a 7-6 win.
Gold picked up the win when Tech eliminated Bethune-Cookman the next day, 12-3. Gold gave up three earned runs on seven hits with four walks and five strikeouts in seven innings.
“Even though Brandon didn’t have his best stuff, he really battled and gave us innings, which we needed desperately,” Hall said.
Gold ended the year with a 9-3 record and 2.48 ERA.
His longtime teammate, closer Matthew Gorst, got the victory Sunday in a revenge game against Connecticut, 7-5, although he also wasn’t at his best. Gorst gave up only his third earned run of the year, ending a streak of 22 innings without surrendering an earned run, and suffered his first blown save in the eighth inning.
But Tech scored two runs in the top of the ninth, and Gorst retired the Huskies in order in the bottom of the inning to raise his record to 2-1 with 12 saves and an ERA of 0.55.
Neither Gold nor Gorst was available to pitch that night, however, and Florida eliminated Tech, 10-1, and advanced to a superregional meeting with Florida State.
Because they are juniors, both Gold and Gorst are eligible for the Major League Baseball draft, set to start at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Neither is projected to be taken in the first 10 of the 40 rounds.