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.