The JerusalemPost-Sports Edition
June 30, 2006
Ovade Ben-Israel's game-winning, basesloaded, one-out single over a drawn-in outfield in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Dimona Mean Judeans a 12-11 victory over Penticon in Game 1 of the best-of-three Israel Softball Association finals on Sunday. Golan Halley started for Penticon, whose regular starting pitcher, Ami Baran, was in the US observing potential players for an Israeli Olympic Softball team. Halley injured his shoulder in the first inning and Dimona took a 6-2 lead.
Relief pitcher Benzi Fleightman came in and the sharp Penticon defense kept Dimona off the scoreboard until the sixth inning. Penticon fought back, tied the score in the top of the seventh and then held Dimona in the bottom of the inning to send the game into extra innings. Game 2 is scheduled for 9 p.m. Sunday at Baptist Village.