MDY Warriors Repeat as 7th/8th Grade Yeshiva Softball Champions

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Ezra C. Sultan 

The Magen David Yeshiva Warriors led by Coaches Ezra Sultan and Richie Mizrachi became the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Yeshiva Softball League. 

It was not an easy feat – as they needed to beat the undefeated YDE team. YDE, led by Coaches Sammy Esses and Max Antar, boasted a 7-0 record during the regular season and was the favorite to win this year’s title.  

The MDY Warriors were led by pitching ace Charles Sultan and a stellar defense and offense that consisted of  3rd baseman Hymie J. Gindi, SS Benny R. Mizrachi, SCF Charles Azar, 2B Jack J. Gindi, 1B Michael Esses, LF Daniel Saff, Catcher Mark Antar, CF Albert Ancona, RF Jacob Kassin, DH Solly Gindi, Jack Avital, Izzy Benjamin, Elliot Movazeb, and Benny D. Mizrachi. 

YDE was led by a group of All Stars that included Abraham Shammah, Raymond Swed, Eddie Saadia, Eddie Dweck, Jack Shrem, Isaac Sardar, Jack Hoffman, David Antar, Raymin Imani, Abie Gindi, Morris Sutton, and Jacob Esses. 

Entering the final inning, the teams were tied at 1-1. Then, in the 7th inning, the MDY Warriors broke the game and the hearts of all the YDE Fans.  

Jack J. Gindi led off with a walk, followed by a single by his brother Hymie. Daniel Saff followed with a line drive single to give MDY a 2-1 lead.  MDY went on to add two more runs, highlighted by a monster RBI double by Michael Esses. 

YDE did not go down without a fight, as they did manage to load the bases in the bottom of the inning – but only came away with one run.  

Final score: MDY 4  YDE 2. 

Congratulations MDY Warriors!