After a long two-hour drive, the MTA Lions baseball team opened up their game against HAFTR. Coming off a win against SAR and a win against Flatbush, the Lions were determined to make it three wins in a row. The Lions started off the game on the right track with a double and a stolen base by Abie Schwartz (‘22), who scored off a sacrifice fly hit to right field by Ori Engel (‘21). The Lions scored early and never looked back. During the next inning, the Lions got two quick hits and both base runners were knocked in on a double in the gap by Yosef Weiner (‘23). At 3-0 in the second inning, the game looked like it was going to be a long night of scoring for the Lions. The Lions gave up one run to HAFTR, but still had the game in hand. In the fourth inning, Schwartz hit his second double of the game, Engel was hit by a pitch and Azi Goldberg (‘21) came up to bat. After demolishing a pitch foul that shattered the lights earlier in the game, Goldberg knew this was his time. On a 2-1 count he got a hanging slider that ended up right down the middle and he launched it to deep left field, hitting his first career home run. That home run gave the Lions more energy than they’ve ever had before. The Lions scored five more runs and played stellar defense in addition to a career high of 10 strikeouts by Gavriel Rudman (‘23) throughout the game to secure the win and extend their winning streak.
By Donny Book (‘22)