Philip Stein’s Sox are two victories away from a three-peat after crushing the Bet Shemesh Suns 21-11 on Friday to reach the best-of-three fight for the championship against arch-nemesis Optica International.
Starting pitcher Ariel Gilor allowed eight runs in the first three innings, but the Sox held tight. They entered the bottom half of the inning down 8-7 before scoring eight runs behind a grand slam by catcher Tzvi Harow.
The Suns could only muster three more runs as the Sox continued to push the pedal. Sammy and David Tover combined for nine hits, four home runs and 11 RBIs, and Gilor contributed to his own cause by picking up three hits.