Friday, December 02, 2022

In its first year as a varsity sport the Yeshiva softball program advanced into the championship round of the 2014 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) postseason tournament. The Maccabees beat Sarah Lawrence College 17-16 in the semifinal round before losing to St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn, 14-1, in the championship game to end their inaugural season with a 6-7 overall record.

In the semifinal game, Yeshiva, the No. 2 seed, went with No. 3 Sarah Lawrence College into extra innings. In the eighth inning, the Maccabees overcame a four-run deficit. Down 16-12, Yeshiva came back with five runs in the bottom half to win it walk-off style. In the end, it was Erin Potasnick who ripped a single that scored Rachel Mirsky to cap the five run eighth inning and complete the comeback. Earlier in the inning, Rebecca Kleiner mashed a double that scored Alyssa Greenberg. Then Kleiner scored after a single by Lieba Swartz-Brownstein made the score 16-14. Then Merav Saden Barach blasted a two-run homer to tie the score to set the stage for the walk-off hit which came with two outs in the bottom of the inning.

In the championship game, St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn scored nine runs in the bottom of the first inning to take control of the game early on. The only run Yeshiva scored was a double by Genauer that scored Kleiner in the top of the second inning. Melissa Appel, Saden Barach, Genauer, and Dina Rubin recorded one hit each in the championship game for Yeshiva.

Credit YUMACS.com

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