The JV Softball Storm has started the season with an exciting but bumpy start.
On Friday April 26, they played against the 3-1 SAR Academy team. The game was a back-and-forth battle from the get go. Bu the Storm players found themselves on the short end of a 5-3 score at the top of the sixth inning. With the bases loaded and one man down, a TABC player hit a sharp liner down the third base line. SAR’s third-baseman flashed some leather and made a terrific grab, stepped on the bag and threw to home for a double play. Although they had fought hard, the Storm were not able to score again and lost their season opener.
Game two of the young season found the team heading to Deal, New Jersey to face the Hillel Heat. The long bus ride gave the Storm plenty of time to reflect on their last game and despite being short a man, they were heading south looking for a victory. They came out swinging and quickly scored two runs in the 1st inning. Hillel then responded with a bases clearing triple putting them up 3-2. The Heat were up 5-2 when the Storm came to bat in the top of the 6th. Tzvi Rotblat led off the sixth inning with a triple and Rafi Selevan followed with a deep fly ball to knock Tzvi in. But a couple of unfortunate line drives were caught that put a quick end to the Storms rally.
Undaunted, the team looks to continue its season and get some victories against JEC and MTA in the upcoming weeks.
By Tzvi Rotblatt