Looking to capture its ninth consecutive A division title, top-seeded Congregation B’nai Torah advanced to the Atlanta Men’s Synagogue Softball League semifinals with two wins Sunday, Aug. 9.
After sending Chabad to the losers bracket with a decisive 18-6 victory, B’nai Torah squeezed by Congregation Dor Tamid 7-6 and will now face No. 2 seed Congregation Or VeShalom on Sunday, Aug. 16, in the A semifinals.
In the B and C divisions, both No. 1 seeds have moved on to the finals.
Congregation Ariel, the regular-season B champion, defeated Young Israel of Toco Hills 11-4 in the semifinals and will play Temple Emanu-El, Congregation Gesher L’Torah or Young Israel for the B title Aug. 23.
Regular-season C champion Temple Kol Emeth reached the finals with a 21-11 win over Congregation Or Hadash. Kol Emeth will play Temple Beth Tikvah 2, Temple Sinai 2 or Or Hadash for the title Aug. 23.
Aug. 16 Softball Schedule
#1 B’nai Torah vs. #2 Or VeShalom
#8 Chabad vs. #5 Beth Tefillah
#6 Temple vs. #7 Ahavath Achim
#3 Sinai vs. Chabad-Beth Tefillah winner
#4 Dor Tamid vs. Temple-Ahavath Achim winner
#4 Emanu-El vs. #5 Gesher L’Torah
#2 Young Israel vs. Emanu-El-Gesher L’Torah winner
(Winner faces Ariel Aug. 23)
#4 Beth Tikvah vs. #5 Sinai 2
#2 Or Hadash vs. Beth Tikvah-Sinai 2 winner
(Winner faces Kol Emeth Aug. 23)