Phoenix snagged a late lead and defeated Team Misgav 10-7 on Thursday. The game was tied at seven with Phoenix batting in the bottom of the sixth when Nadav Russakov tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Phoenix collected 14 hits and Team Misgav had four.
Phoenix took an early lead in the first inning when Seth Ross singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
After Team Misgav scored two runs in the top of the second, Phoenix answered with two of their own. Team Misgav scored when Michael “Mikie” Rosenfeld tripled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run and Yaniv Rosenfeld grounded out, scoring one run. Phoenix then answered when Alon Paz singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Team Misgav scored three runs in the fifth inning. Team Misgav scored its runs on a home run by Ivri Margolin.
Ross led the Phoenix to victory in the circle. The righthander allowed four hits and seven runs over six innings, striking out five.
Dan Winnick took the loss for Team Misgav. Winnick surrendered ten runs on 14 hits over five and a third innings, striking out five.
Phoenix tallied 14 hits. Ross, Paz, Roye Shelem, Russakov, and Daniel Maddy Weitzman each managed multiple hits for Phoenix. Maddy Weitzman, Russakov, Shelem, Paz, and Ross each collected two hits to lead Phoenix.
Margolin led Team Misgav with two hits in three at bats.