Playoffs Start for Synagogue Softball

Playoffs Start for Synagogue Softball

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.

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

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