The first round of the Atlanta Synagogue Softball League playoffs saw C division No. 1 seed Temple Kol Emeth and No. 2 Congregation Or Hadash move on to a semifinal matchup Aug. 9. Softball Standings Week 8Congregation Beth Jacob, Temple Beth Tikvah 2, Temple Sinai 2, Congregation Bet Haverim and The Temple 2 all fell into the loser’s bracket in the double-elimination tournament.

In the B division, No. 1 seed Congregation Ariel defeated Congregations Dor Tamid 2 and Gesher L’Torah to advance to the semifinals Aug. 9 and second-seeded Young Israel of Toco Hills, which took down Congregations Beth Shalom and Etz Chaim to advance. Dor Tamid 2, Gesher L’Torah, Etz Chaim, Beth Shalom, Temple Emanu-El and Beth Tikvah 1 are all in the loser’s bracket and will play Aug. 9 for a second chance to make the finals.

The playoffs in the A division begin Aug. 9 with No. 1 seed Congregation B’nai Torah looking to capture the title for the ninth consecutive year.

Aug. 9 Schedule

A Division

#1 B’nai Torah vs. #8 Chabad

#4 Dor Tamid vs. #5 Beth Tefillah

#3 Sinai vs. #6 Temple

#2 Or VeShalom vs. #7 Ahavath Achim

B Division

#1 Ariel vs. #2 Young Israel

#3 Beth Tikvah vs. #7 Beth Shalom

#5 Gesher L’Torah vs. Beth Tikvah-Beth Shalom winner

#4 Emanu-El vs. #8 Dor Tamid

#6 Etz Chaim vs. Emanu-El-Dor Tamid winner

C Division 

#1 Kol Emeth vs. #2 Or Hadash

#3 Beth Jacob vs. #4 Beth Tikvah 2

#6 Temple 2 vs. #7 Bet Haverim

#5 Sinai vs. Temple 2-Bet Haverim winner