With a final score of 7-6, Jewish Day Camp (JDC) defeated Shimz Cars in highly dramatic fashion to claim the 2022 Mailman Law, LLC Championship Title. On the final play of the game, it took a perfect throw from JDC outfielder Avi Friedman to nail the would-have-been, tying run, enabling JDC to close out the game (and season).
Congratulation to JDC team members: Aharon Adler, Moti Bendet, Jeromy Bittan, Avi Donaty, AJ Esral, Avi Friedman, Mordy Goldberger, Meir Jakubowicz, Mendy Rauh, Jason Reitberger, Meir Samberg, and Yanky Scheinfeld.
Read on for a detailed recap of the game’s events:
TOP 1ST – Shimz at bat
Fresh off their dominating performance vs. Park Heights Roofing, Shimz Cars hit the ground running with leadoff singles by Hillel Stutman and Walt Johnson. Nadav Spiegler followed by lining a scorcher to center, scoring Stutman. Long time JCNSL/JCSL pitching ace Aharon Adler quickly settled down, mentioned something about “enough of this,” and extracted a pop-up and 2 strike-outs to limit the damage and severely diminish the noise level emanating from the Shimz Cars bench.
TOP 2nd – Shimz at bat
Leadoff singles by Yacov Benzaquen and Ari Elman, followed by an RBI single by Rocky Caine sent the Shimz Cars bench right back to enthralling noise levels which immediately induced another strike-out and pop-up to end the inning.
BOTTOM 2nd – JDC at bat
Thanks to some clutch hitting by Avi Donaty, Mordy Goldberger, and Jason Reitberger, JDC got on the board with their first run of the game.
TOP 3rd – Shimz at bat
A leadoff triple by Hillel Stutman followed up by some solid hitting from the Meister brothers and Nadav Spiegler, put two more runs on the board for Shimz Cars.
BOTTOM 4th– JDC at bat
The momentum shifted in the bottom of the 4th, thanks to a leadoff walk to Mendy Rauh, and singles by Avi Donaty, Mordy Goldberger, Jason Reitberger, AJ Esral, and Avi Friedman, giving the Campers their first lead of the game.
BOTTOM 5th– JDC at bat
JDC added some insurance runs with a leadoff double by Jeromy Bittan, followed by RBI singles by Mendy Rauh and Moti Bendet.
TOP 6TH – Shimz at bat
Shimz responded with a leadoff single by Aron Meister, and RBI singles from Yacov Benzaquen and Ari Elman, making it a one-run game. But the Campers remained un-fazed by the drama and noise.
TOP 7TH– Shimz at bat
With the game on the line and one out in the top half of the inning , Levi Akkerman hit a clutch single and then advanced to 2nd by a fielder’s choice. With 2 outs, Walt Johnson scorched a single to center. Attempting to score from 2nd, pinch runner Hillel Stutman was dramatically nailed at the plate by a perfect throw from Avi Friedman, giving JDC the win and the 2022 title.
The Mailman Law, LLC Playoff MVP: Awarded to Jason Reitberger who finished the night with 4 hits and 3 RBI’s.The Tripping Kosher Playoff Cy Young Award: Awarded to Aharon Adler in recognition of his 7 playoff strikeouts and unflinching leadership on and off the field.