Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal will present Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Tune in for the latest Yeshiva League Spring Sports information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
Today, on the final Tuesday morning JM in the AM Sports Update of 2018-2019 sports year, we have for you the last four remaining championships of the Spring season. Straight ahead, the diamond sports crown their champions, with upsets in two of the four contests, revenge in Girls Varsity Softball and extra innings for the second straight year in Boys Varsity Softball. All that and more, plus our final thoughts on the year. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start off in Boys JV Softball, where the first title was awarded, and it would belong to the Mesivta Ateres Yaakov Eagles. For the second time since 2015, the Eagles hoist the JV trophy after knocking off YDE, 4-2, on Friday. One year after falling short in the semifinals, the YDE Thunder punched their ticket to the JV Championship edging out TABC, 3-2, last week, setting up the only all-New York championship, but could not get over the hump against the top seeded, Eagles who finish the season undefeated.
A year after the Girls Varsity Softball SAR Sting went on their magical run, winning as many games in the postseason as they did in the regular season to capture the 2018 finals over Hillel, the two teams would meet up again with the same prize on the line. This time, the roles would be reversed as the Heat continued to live up to their moniker as the hottest hitting team in the postseason, downing the defending champions, 8-3. The Heat outscored their three playoff opponents 31-6 and end the season by bringing the trophy back to Deal.
The final two contests, the Boys Varsity Softball and Baseball championships took place yesterday with both featuring New York vs New Jersey flair.
In the early afternoon the Softball finals took place with the 6th seeded JEC Thunder traveling to Brooklyn to take on the undefeated Shaare Torah Stars and for the second year in a row, Softball fans were treated to an extra-inning affair. Last year, the Hillel Heat and Darchai Torah battled for 8 innings before the Heat won 1-0. This year, the Stars and Thunder would go one better. In the top of the 9th inning, the JEC Thunder worked singles by Senior Jacob Winters and Juniors Hillel Glick and Aaron Silver to plate the first and what would be the only run of the game. Winters would head to the mound in the bottom of the ninth and dispatch of the Stars 1-2-3 to cap off the complete game, extra inning, shutout, striking out the final batter to give the 6th seeded Thunder the championship victory.
The season would finish off last night with the Baseball finals. Following a 7-2 drubbing over Frisch last Tuesday night, the Western Division Champion TABC Storm played host to the Eastern Conference champion Ramaz Rams in North Jersey. The two teams met up during the regular season with the Storm dominating the Rams, and while the result would be the same, this one would be a bit closer, as it would take a Sammy Greenberg RBI double to give TABC the lead en route to the 5-1 Storm win and the final championship of the school year.
And with that the 2018-2019 sports season and effectively, the school year have drawn to a close. I want to thank you all for following along with us for the last eight months, throughout the Winter and Spring seasons. As always, a special thank you to Nachum and everyone at the Nachum Segal Network, for continuing to recognize the importance of bringing to light the amazing efforts and accomplishments of all high school athletes, as the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update gears up to kick off another decade next year. I would also be remiss if I didn’t give an extra special thank you to my amazing wife Amanda, as we celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.
To all of the graduating seniors, we thank you for the last four years and wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors. To all of the underclassmen, we wish you a happy and restful summer and look forward to seeing you back here in October, when we open up the countdown to 2020.
And so, for the last time in the 2018-2019 sports year, that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, this has been Elliot Weiselberg.