As the summer draws to a close, so does the annual Atlanta men’s synagogue softball league. Postseason play in all three divisions began July 31 for the 23 team double elimination tournament.

In the A league, nine-time defending champion B’nai Torah easily handled Ariel 16-6 in the opening round but was defeated in the second by the Temple 18-8. They will face the winner of Ahavath Achim and Dor Tamid on August 7 to attempt to move on the quarter finals. Beth Tefillah, the top seed in A, won two close games to move on to the semi-finals against the Temple.

The B league opening round featured a trio of tight games with the highlight being Etz Chaim’s clash with Chabad. The two squads took an 8-8 tie into extra innings until Chabad sealed the win with a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth. Or Hadash and Young Israel, who defeated Beth Tikvah and Chabad respectively will face each other for a trip to the semi-finals on August 7.

In C, Beth Shalom and Sinai 2 will face each other in the quarter finals on August 7.

August 7 Schedule

East Roswell Park

1:30 – Beth Tefillah vs. Temple | Temple 2 vs. Beth Tikvah 2

2:45 – Or Veshalom vs. Ariel | Beth Shalom vs. Sinai 2

4:00 – Ahavath Achim vs. Dor Tamid | DTEC 2 vs. B’nai Torah 2

5:30 – Kol Emeth vs. winner of DTEC 2/B’nai Torah 2 | B’nai Torah vs. winner of AA/Dor Tamid

Ocee Park

9:00 – Or Hadash vs. Young Israel | Beth Jacob vs. Emanu-El

10:15 – Gesher L’Torah vs. Etz Chaim | Chabad vs. winner of Beth Jacob/Emanu-El

11:30 – Beth Tikvah vs. winner of Gesher L’Torah/Etz Chaim