Monday, March 30, 2020

In the 11/12 division Coolkippahs (the number 3 seed) coached by Ronnie Aranoff, Ellie Kinches, and Dani Bendheim defeated Generator Plus (number 1 seed) coached by Jonathan Gellis and Ofer Naor by a score of 10-2.

Sam Bendheim pitched four innings of 2-run ball and Eli Zaretzky pitched two scoreless in­nings to close out the game. Every player on Coolkippahs reached base safely in the game led by clutch hits by Jason Aranoff, Evan Kinches, Andrew Cohen, Joel Varnai, Jeremy Simhon, and Aaron Teitelbaum. There were also some stellar defensive plays in the field, including a back­hand stab at shortstop by Adam Nayowitz, a diving stop at second base by Rami Berman, and a critical catch in centerfield in the bottom of the 5th inning by Yosef Goldstein.

In the aftermath of the game, Ronnie Aranoff remarked, “This was a very fun team to coach. We had a great bunch of kids and a great bunch of parents. I am happy for them that we were able to pull this out.”