Softball: Chabad Wins B League, B’nai Torah Alive in A

Softball: Chabad Wins B League, B’nai Torah Alive in A

David R. Cohen

David R. Cohen is the former Associate Editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times. He is originally from Marietta, GA and studied Journalism at the University of Tennessee.

Above: B division winners Chabad are all smiles after defeating Young Israel in the finals.  

The Atlanta Men’s Synagogue softball league wrapped up B league play on Aug. 28 with Chabad defeating Young Israel in two straight games to capture the B title.

After losing to Young Israel 24-13 in the second round of the B division double elimination tournament, Chabad fought through tight games in the loser’s bracket with Emanu-El (13-10) and Etz Chaim (7-6) before facing Young Israel in the finals on Aug. 28.

Because they came from the loser’s bracket, Chabad had to defeat Young Israel in two straight games to win the B league. Chabad quickly disposed of Young Israel in the first game 22-7 with a barrage of hitting. In the second game, Young Israel took an 8-0 lead but failed to generate much offense after that. They fell to Chabad 12-10. It was the second consecutive season that Young Israel has lost in the B league finals.

In the A league, B’nai Torah took out the Temple 7-6 on Aug. 28 to advance to the A championship against Beth Tefillah. That game will be played at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at East Roswell Park as B’nai Torah looks to win their tenth consecutive A league title.

In C, Kol Emeth advanced to the championship with victories over Beth Tikvah 2 and Beth Shalom. They will face Sinai 2 in the finals. The date has not been set.

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