Greenburgh Wins Second Championship in Four Years
Written by: Scott D. Simon
Monday, October 14, 2013
Behind a strong pitching performance from Adam Eis, Greenburgh Hebrew Center won the third and deciding game against B'nai B'rith to take home the 2013 Westchester Hebrew Softball League championship.
Today's final score of 9 to 2 reflects the efforts of a Greenburgh team that played solid defense behind Eis throughout the final series, led by Jim Farka at third base and Jeff Friedman at shortstop. B'nai smoked numerous hard ground balls and line drives at the left side of Greenburgh's infield, but maybe one got through.
B'nai took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a Dan Wurtzel RBI groundout following singles from Murray Goldfarb and Dan Forrester. Forrester reached base four times for B'nai, but he never crossed the plate. B'nai wouldn't score again until it pushed across a single run in the bottom of the ninth.
Greenburgh tied the game in the top of the second and took a 4-1 lead in the top of the fourth, both rallies helped by B'nai B'rith errors. Greenburgh extended its lead to 5-1 in the fifth when a runner reached on catcher's interference ahead of a Jeff Friedman RBI single. The crushing blow was dealt by Ari Batalion who, following an Adam Eis double in the 7th inning, smacked a two-run dinger to center field.
After winning its first title in 2010, Greenburgh waited only two years to pick up another one. With two trophies in four years, Greenburgh's next challenge is to become the WHSL's first repeat champion of the decade.
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