Hundreds of people joined in the fun at the IAB's first annual Hanukkah All Stars Day, ‎held at the Baptist Village on Sunday December 1.‎

The day started with a scouting session for a group of junior and senior players with Rex ‎De La Nuez of the Cincinnati Reds. Rex spent time assessing the players and providing ‎them with valuable constructive advice on how to further develop and grow as players. ‎

Next was the skills competition for minors, juveniles and cadets. Nearly 100 players took ‎part, and showed their capabilities in pitching, base running, batting, and fielding. ‎Following a barbeque, IAB President Peter Kurz lit the Hanukkah candles and welcomed ‎all the participants to the event. ‎

The final event of the day was the much awaited All Stars game between the White ‎Team - players from the Jerusalem and the Ra'anana Premier League teams, and the ‎Blue Team - players from the Modi'in and Tel Aviv PL teams. ‎

In an exciting game, Team White beat Team Blue 6-2. Orr Gottlieb was the winning ‎pitcher with 5 Innings, 0 hits, 9 strikeouts, 2 Walks, and 1 unearned run allowed. Blue ‎Team pitcher was Dan Rothem: 5 innings, 5 hits, 5 strikeouts, 0 walks, and 3 runs. ‎

The White Team scored 2 runs in the 3rd inning on singles by Asaf Lowengart and Asaf ‎Rothem who scored on Andrew Klein's single and Nate Fish's double. In the 5th Josh ‎Weiss (2 for 3) tripled and scored on a passed ball. Nate Fish (2 for 3) led off the 6th with ‎his second double, and then scored on a double by Yoav Halper (2 for 5). Josh Weiss ‎scored again in the 7th inning after reaching on an error and scoring on an error. In the ‎‎9th, Yotam Ben Amram scored on a single by Avi Watson.‎2013-12-03 1314

The Blue Team scored in the 4th when Albert Levy, who walked, scored on a wild pitch; ‎and in the 7th, Yoni Shwartz walked, then scored on a single by Hernan Guinguis. Blue ‎got their first hit of the game in the 6th, and ended up with 4 hits, all singles. ‎

A big thanks to all those who helped make this day a special one. See you all next ‎Hanukkah again!‎
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