JCSL by “Shimz Cars” passes the mid-point of the 2023 season

With six games now completed, the 2023 season of JCSL by Shimz Cars is running smoothly. And with a number of strong teams in the middle of the pack, the Mama Leah’s/Taam Tai/Goldbergs/Chef Dan Title is still up for grabs. Any team might take home the 2023 Camp Shoresh trophy this year.

Players continue to show up each week to the well-manicured Web Interactive Technologies fields, wearing their snazzy Fired Up Promotions jerseys. And thanks to the efforts of the Miracle Massage umpiring and grounds crew, the fields are fully lined and set with the appropriate Premier Financial equipment each Sunday morning.

With a number of double-header played this season in response to the uncharacteristically high number of rainouts, many players were initially unsure of how the rest of the season would play out. But after consulting the First National Bank Rules and Regulations, all players minds were put at ease and a clear path for the remainder of the season is now fully actualized.

Continue below for some of the excitement from the games:



Clothier defeated LBSI 14-6 behind 3 hits from Avi Safren, strong all around play from Mordechai Schiermeyer and Avrohom Abba Freedman, and a great defensive effort. Clothier held LBSI off the scoreboard in 4 of the 7 innings, winning comfortably after jumping out to an early 7-1 lead in the second inning. Yeshayahu Schwartz drove in 4 runs in the win, Clothier’s first of the season.

AMF Creative15
Hijazi, Zaslow, & Carroll0

In game one of a double header  AMF started off with 9 straight hits to take a 6-0 lead and never looked back. Thanks to some stellar  defense and timely hitting, AMF turned 2 double plays on their way to the win.

AMF Creative7
Donny Ankri Architects2

The second game of the day for AMF came against Donny Ankri Architects, the defending JCSL champs . AMF got on the board quickly thanks to a double by Shulie Hochman, putting runners on second and third. Chaim Mandelbaum then came to the plate with 2 outs and knocked in both runs to give AMF an early 2 run lead. Following a fourth inning HR in the gap by sub Ari Bregin, AMF took a commanding lead and ultimately claimed the win to move to 5-0 on the season. Danny Weismann pitched another great game and the stellar defensive play by AMF helped secure the win and move them into first place.

Worthy Insurance1

Yankie Goldsmith tripled, had 3 hits, drove in 4 runs, and pitched a gem as Clothier crushed Worthy Insurance 13-1, clinching the win in the 5th inning. After allowing a run in the top of the first, Clothier scored 6 runs with only 1 out in the bottom of the inning, and didn’t allow another run. David Teles had 2 hits and a walk, and Clothier ended things off with a 5 run explosion in the bottom of the 5th, again with only 1 out against them.

Levin Gann PA15
Hijazi, Zaslow, & Carroll9

In game 1 of the twin bill (and the battle of the law firms), Levin Gann dominated HZC and claimed the win. Levin Gann jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back.

Levin Gann PA9
Worthy Insurance8

In game 2 of the twin bill, Levin Gann won a thriller against Worthy Insurance . After taking an early 4-0 lead, Worthy came roaring back with 6 in the top of the 3rd. They added 2 more to take a commanding 8-4 lead but couldn’t hold the lead for long. Levin Gann scored 5 in the bottom of the 6th to take a 1 run lead heading into the top of the 7th. Pitcher/Captain Yaakov Rappaport got a 1-2-3 inning in the 7th, sealing Levin Gann’s most thrilling win yet. 

Donny Ankri Architects9

Yankie Goldsmith again starred for Clothier, driving in 6 runs and pitching a great game as Clothier held on to win 13-9. Despite a pair of 6 run innings, Clothier was unable to pull away, as Donny Ankri Architects scored one or two runs in 6 of the 7 innings. Mordechai Schiermeyer doubled, singled, and drove in 3 and Avrohom Abba Freedman reached base safely in all three plate appearances as Clothier won their third straight game.

KD Gold & Coin Exchange10

After winning a close one in game 1 of the double header, KD Gold came scored in the first inning thanks to Aron Meisters baserunning, to take an early 1-0 lead. LBSI answered quickly with a couple of their own, and kept adding to that lead as the game went on, eventually going up 6-1 with only 2 innings left.

Sponsor/Mentor, Menashe Minkin huddled everyone together, gave the obligatory pep talk, and it worked. KD started getting hit after hit, beginning with veteran Mike Holzman, and continuing through the lineup. After a game tying RBI double by Shmulie Luxenberg placing runners on 2nd and 3rd, Akiva Katz hit a go ahead, 2 RBI single. KD scored 8 runs before LBSI could record an out in the 6th. That was all they would get that inning, but were headed to the 7th, up 9-6. KD Gold added one more run in the 7th, and that was too much for LBSI, only being able to score 2 runs in the bottom of the inning, bringing a final score of 10-8 in favor of KD Gold, and putting them right back into the playoff hunt.

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