This Sunday, December 1, at 19:00 at the Baptist Village, the IAB Premier League All Stars will face off in not-to-be-missed game, the first of its kind in the history of Israeli baseball. The Blue team will take on the White team, and it's guaranteed to be an exciting evening of baseball.

Meet the teams:

 

WHITE TEAM

Name: Josh Weiss
Team: Ra'anana Raiders
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 74 kg
Position: CF, SS
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Las Vegas
Favorite Major League Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

JoshWeiss

Name: Orr Gottlieb
Team: Ra'anana Raiders
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Position: P, OF
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Tel Aviv
Favorite Major League Team: Atlanta Braves

 OrrGottlieb

Name: Asaf Lowengart
Team: Ra'anana Raiders
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Position: Utility
Throws: Right
Bats: Right
Homwtown: Moshav Timorim
Favorite Major League Team: Milwaukee Brewers

 

 AsafLowengart

Name: Yoav Halper
Team: Ra'anana Raiders
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 74 kg
Position: C
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Kibbutz Gezer
Favorite Major League Team: Oakland A's

 YoavHalper

Name: Yotam Ben Amram
Team: Ra'anana Raiders
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Position: P
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Kibbutz Beit Nir
Favorite Major League Team: Oakland A's

 YotamBenamram

Name: Yaniv Rosenfeld
Team: Ra'anana Raiders
Height: 176 cm
Weight:70 kg
Position: SS, 2B
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Misgav
Favorite Major League Team: Boston Red Sox

 yanivrosenfeld

Name: Nate Fish
Team: Jerusalem Lions
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 91 kg
Position: 3rd base
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Favorite Major League Team: All

 NateFish1

Name: Ilan Klein
Team: Jerusalem Lions
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 82 kg
Position: C/SS/3B
Throws: Rght
Hits: Right
Hometown: Bet Shemesh
Favorite Major League Team: New York Yankees

 IlanKlein

Name: Gil Siegel
Team: Jerusalem
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg
Position: C
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Kibbutz Gezer
Favorite Major League Team: San Francisco Giants

 GilSiegel

Name: Avi Watson
Team: Jerusalem Lions
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Position: 1B/P
Throws: Left 
Hits: Right
Hometown: Bet Shemesh
Favorite Major League Team: New York Yankees

 AviWatson1

Name: Meir Ginensky
Team: Jerusalem Lions
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Position: SS
Throws: Right
Hits: Right 
Hometown: Beit Shemesh
Favorite major league team: New York Yankees

 MeirGinensky

Name: Andrew Klein
Team: Jerusalem Lions
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 91 kg
Position: 1B
Hits: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
Favorite Major League Team: San Francisco Giants

 AndrewKlein

 

BLUE TEAM

Name: Dan Rothem
Team: Tel Aviv Comrades
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Position: P
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Ein Sarid
Favorite Major League Team: I like good baseball wherever it is

DanRothem

Name: Danny Meltzer
Team: Tel Aviv Comrades
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Position: OF
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite Major League Team: Seattle Mariners (it's not easy...) 

 DannyMeltzer

Name: Yuli Tsypin
Team: Tel Aviv Comrades
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 78 kg
Position: P/OF/C
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Kostanai, Kazakhstan
Favorite Major League Team: Boston Red Sox

 YuliTsypin

Name: Tal Erel
Team: Tel Aviv Comrades
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Position: C, P
Throws: Right
Bats: Switch
Hometown: Givatayim
Favorite Major League Team: Miami Marlins 

 TalErel
Name: Noam Calisar
Team: Tel Aviv Comrades
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 69 kg
Position: SS
Throws: Right
Bats: Right
Hometown: Binyamina
Favorite Major League Team: Boston Red Sox

 NoamCalisar

Name: Hernan Guinguis
Team: Tel Aviv Comrades
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Position: 2B, 1B
Throws: Right
Bats: Right
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Favorite Major League Team: New York Yankees

 hernan

Name: Binyamin Mor
Team: Bud's Boys Modiin
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Position: P
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Bet Shemesh
Favorite Major League Team: New York Yankees

 BinyaminMor

Name: Dmytri Ryabtsev
Team: Bud's Boys Modiin 
Height: 180 sm
Weight: 90 kg
Position: 3B
Throws: Right
Bats: Right
Hometown: Rishon Lezion
Favorite Major League Team: New York Yankees

 DmytriRyabtsev

Name: Albert Levy
Team: Bud's Boys Modiin
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 66kg
Position: 2B/CF
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Englewood,N.J.
Favorite Major League Team: New York  Yankees

 AlbertLevy1

Name: Noam Markose
Team: Bud's Boys Modiin
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Position: C, CF
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Jerusalem
Favorite Major League Team: Toronto Blue Jays

 NoamMarkose1

Name: Yoni Schwartz
Team: Bud's Boys Modiin
Height: 175 cm
Weight:102 kg
Position: 1B
Throws: Right
Hits: Right
Hometown: Hashmonaim
Favorite Major League Team: Kansas City Royals

 YoniSchwartz

Name: Sammy Tover
Team: Bud's Boys Modiin
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Position: SS
Throws: Right
Hits: Left
Hometown: Hashmonaim
Favorite Major League Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

 SammyTover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hanukkaimageThe Israel Baseball Hanukkah events for 2013 begin on Friday, November 29. This ‎year's events will be bigger and better than ever!‎

We have two main baseball events taking place this year: The ‎Hanukkah Tournament for ‎Minors, Juveniles and Cadets and the IAB All-Star day with ‎activities for players from ‎minors to Premier Leaguers.‎

IAB Hanukkah Tournaments

The 2013 Hanukkah Tournaments for Juveniles, ‎Cadets, and Minors will be a great ‎week ‎of baseball. ‎The teams will play in the following tournaments:‎ ‎

Minors - Eliyahu Jackson Tournament: A 1-day tournament to be played on Friday, ‎November 29 at Hashmonaim.‎

Juveniles - Tiva Pelter Tournament and Cadets - Ami Cohen Tournament:‎

Round 1: Friday, November 29 - Games will be played locally.‎

Round 2: Thursday, December 5 - Cadets games will be ‎played ‎at Kibbutz Gezer. ‎Juveniles games will be played at the Baptist Village.‎

‎(Round 1 rain date: Tuesday, December 3)‎

IAB All-Star Day

The IAB is proud to announce the first IAB All-Star Day on Sunday, December 1, at the ‎Baptist Village from ‎‎16:00 to 22:00. This is a day that should not be ‎missed!‎

Schedule‎:‎

‎13:00-15:00 – Scout Day for Juniors and Seniors with scout Rex De La Nuez from ‎the ‎Cincinnati Reds (by invitation only)‎

‎16:00-18:00 – Skills Competitions for Minors, Juveniles, and Cadets

‎18:15 – Candle Lighting – IAB President Peter Kurz

‎18:30 - Kosher Barbeque ‎- all participants eat for free, including family and friends. To ensure that there's enough food for all, please RSVPclick here to send an email stating how many people you will be at the BBQ, including registered players.

‎19:00 – Premier League All-Star Game

Participation in All-Star day is FREE‏.

Note: Baseball equipment (gloves, bats, batting gloves, socks, belts), and Israel baseball ‎sweatshirts will be sold. Drinks will also be available for purchase. ‎

Looking forward to seeing you. Happy Hanukkah!‎

Scenes from the game on Thursday November 7 between the Ra'anana Raiders and the Tel Aviv Comrades. In a close game, Tel Aviv edged out Ra'anana by one run, with the score of 7-6. With this victory, the Comrades proved their supremacy over the Raiders, having won the previous two games in the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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modiinraananaBud's Boys Modi'in defeated the Ra'anana Raiders 7-3 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Baptist Village, as teenage sensation Binyamin Mor pitched his second complete-game victory of the fall season. Yoni Schwartz powered Modi'in's offense with a double in the first inning and a home run in the fourth.

The Raiders took a brief lead in the top of the first after player-coach Josh Weiss lofted a double to left-center and scored on an error. Bud's Boys countered with three runs in the bottom of the frame on a leadoff walk by Albert Levy and a string of hits by Noam Markose, Sammy Tover, Schwartz and Dima Ryabtsev.

Modi'in increased its lead to 7-1 after scoring a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. Except for Schwartz's homer, all of these runs were unearned. Meanwhile, Mor continued to pound the strike zone and received solid defensive support. Center fielder Albert Levy corralled long towering drives by Orr Gottlieb and Yaniv Rosenfeld, while Nissim Yechezkel made a key catch in the last inning.

Ra'anana pushed across two runs late in the game, sparked by another gap shot by Weiss. The defensive highlight for the Raiders was a perfect relay throw from center fielder Elan Bash to shortstop Rosenfeld, who in turn gunned down Markose trying to leg out a triple.

Action next week includes Jerusalem vs. Modi'in on Sunday, Ra'anana vs. Tel Aviv on Tuesday and Jerusalem vs. Ra'anana on Thursday. All games are at the Baptist Village field in Petah Tikva, game time 7:15 PM.

In a "derby" between two Modiin-based teams, Modiin-Gezer edged Modmodiin-juniors-noviin 5-3 this week at the Kibbutz Gezer field in Junior League (ages 14-16) action. Pitching was the key for Modiin-Gezer, with Ori Wachspress hurling three strong innings and Boaz Milgram shutting out Modiin for the remaining four frames of the seven-inning contest.

Modiin-Gezer's infield played flawlessly in support of Wachspress and Milgram, but an outfield error allowed their city rivals to plate two runners in the third inning on a single by Moshe Goldfischer. Yaakov Segal also knocked in a run for Modiin in the third on a fielder's choice.

Akiva Schwartz pitched three solid innings for Modiin and helped himself by stabbing a hard shot by Eli Weber with two outs and bases loaded for Modiin-Gezer in the bottom of the first. However, the fourth inning was a nightmare for Modiin, as three pitchers combined to walk seven batters, allowing Modiin-Gezer to score five times. Eitan Shatkin was effective in relief over the last two innings for Modiin and also blasted a ground-rule double to center.

Modiin-Gezer's win boosted its record in the fall season to 3-1, while Modiin's record now stands at 1-3.

Pictured: Boaz Milgram checking the runner (Yaakov Segal) at first, held on by Eli Weber.

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