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Temple Shalom Softball League Turns 50!

SUBS...WE NEED YOU! Join us in celebrating 50 years of this amazing league by registering to be a part of the Spring 2024 season! 

This league cannot run efficiently without our amazing subs that jump in and play week to week. Registration is now open to sign up as a sub this spring season. Being a paid sub for the season counts towards your years of service which could potentially move you up in future groups.

Registration Cost: $25

Opening Day: February 18th, 2024

Off-Dates During Season: March 31st, May 12th, June 9th, and July 7th

Championship Sunday: July 12th, 2024

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Well, folks, grab your seats and tune in, 'cause we've got a couple of ballgames for the ages to recount! First up, in a heart-pounding battle against the Mets, our heroes emerged victorious with a nail-biting score of 12-11.

Dylan, the maestro at shortstop, stepped up to the plate with a swagger. In three plate appearances, he delivered two hits, including a triple, and crossed the plate twice, setting the stage for the drama that would unfold.

David, patrolling the right-center field like a sentinel, showcased his hitting prowess with three hits, one of them a resounding double. He rounded the bases three times, adding to the symphony of runs, and notched an RBI to his name.

Joey, the powerhouse at first base, became the stuff of legends. In three plate appearances, he unleashed a hitting onslaught with three hits, including two doubles and a majestic homerun. The scoreboard flickered to life as he tallied three runs and a whopping five RBIs, a Herculean feat that echoed through the airwaves.

Allz, the guardian of the hot corner, contributed mightily to the cause. With two hits, one of them a thunderous homerun, he danced across the bases twice and drove in two crucial runs, igniting the crowd with his heroics.

Super Sub Aaron Holmes, a dynamo in left-center field, entered the fray with gusto. In three plate appearances, he blasted two hits, including an inside-the-park homerun and a double. A run scored, and he etched three RBIs onto the scoreboard, leaving a mark on the annals of softball lore.

Blake, the steady presence in left field, added his note to the symphony with a single hit. Although the run and RBI columns remained untouched, his contribution played a vital role in the team's rhythm.

Danny, patrolling the vast expanse of right field, made his mark with a single hit. He circled the bases once, contributing a crucial run to the team's cause.

Croce, the hurler on the mound, faced the challenges of the batter's box with determination. While hits eluded him, his focus remained on the mound, where he pitched with the grit of a true warrior.

Crites, the guardian of the keystone, made his mark with a triple and a walk. A run batted in added to the tale of his heroics, showcasing his skill and poise under pressure.

Omar, stepping up to the plate in right field, faced the opposition with courage. Although hits and RBIs eluded him, his presence on the field added to the team's collective strength.

Sub Alan Gohlke and Miller, the masked men behind the plate, held their ground with plate appearances that showcased patience and resilience, earning walks that contributed to the team's strategic approach.

In a grand crescendo of hits, runs, and RBIs, our heroes emerged victorious, overcoming the Mets with a final score of 12-11. The airwaves buzz with the echoes of their triumph, and the diamond stands witness to a saga that will be recounted for generations to come. This, dear listeners, was a softball spectacle for the ages!

We move on to a showdown against the Reds that had more twists than a Brooklyn street, our Braves emerged victorious with a dazzling final score of 16-15. Strap yourselves in as we delve into the heroics that unfolded on that diamond canvas.

Dylan, the maestro at shortstop, stepped up to the plate four times and connected for two hits, tallying two runs in the process. He set the tone for the evening, a prelude to the drama that would unfold.

David, the virtuoso in right-center field, etched his name into the softball lore with a cycle-completing performance. In four plate appearances, he unleashed a torrent of hits – three in total, including a triple and a majestic homerun. Three runs crossed the plate, and he racked up three RBIs, leaving the crowd in awe of his diamond symphony.

Joey, the stalwart at first base, showcased his hitting prowess with three hits in four plate appearances. One run scored, and he drove in three crucial runs, a testament to his clutch performance under the stadium lights.

Allz, the guardian of the hot corner, contributed mightily to the cause with two doubles in four plate appearances. One run scored, and he notched an RBI, adding his mark to the unfolding saga.

Super Sub Aaron Holmes, a dynamo in left-center field, entered the fray with gusto. In four plate appearances, he battled with the pitcher, earning two hits and a walk. A run scored, and he added an RBI to the team's tally, a key player in the unfolding drama.

Blake, the steady presence in left field, swung for the fences in four plate appearances, connecting for two hits, including a homerun. Two runs scored, and he added two RBIs to the team's growing total.

Danny, patrolling the vast expanse of right field, showcased his hitting prowess with three hits, including a double, in four plate appearances. Two runs scored, and although the RBIs eluded him, his contribution was crucial to the team's offensive onslaught.

Croce, the man behind the mask and the master on the mound, took matters into his own hands in a spectacular show of hitting prowess. In four plate appearances, he unleashed a trio of hits, including two homeruns, and drew a walk. Two runs crossed the plate, and he notched an impressive four RBIs, solidifying his role as a dual threat on the diamond.

Crites, the guardian of the keystone, etched his name into the annals of softball history with a stellar performance. In four plate appearances, he connected for three hits, including a double, and capped it all off with a game-winning walk-off RBI single. One run scored, and he added an RBI to his heroic exploits.

Omar, in his three plate appearances, contributed a hit, displaying his resilience and commitment to the team's cause.

Alvara and Miller, in their at-bats, faced the challenges with grit and determination, with Miller showcasing his prowess on the mound and at the plate with a crucial double and an RBI.

In a grand crescendo of hits, runs, and RBIs, our heroes emerged victorious against the Reds, securing a memorable 16-15 win. The airwaves echo with the cheers of fans, and the diamond stands witness to a saga that will be recounted with reverence for generations to come. This, dear listeners, was a softball spectacle for the ages, a triumph etched in the diamond dust of history!

Our Brave Players of the Week:

1. Joey Welter 6-7 1HR 2-2B 8RBI and 4R. Seriously, how is he that good at first base?! SO many saves on this windy day! 

2. David Buhrow 6-7 with 1-2B, 1-3B, 1HR, completing the cycle on the day. 4RBI and 6R. 

3. John Miller first hit of the season was a crucial RBI double! Fantastic pitching in Game 2 going into the wind. 

Honorable Mentions: 

The Allzbrook brothers getting their first homers of the season! 

Croce pitching in game 1 was perfection. His offense came up huge in game 2 with 2 2RBI homeruns! 

Tim Crites a homerun shy of a cycle himself. And the game-winning walk off single in game 2 against the Reds in extra innings! 

Red Sox split

By Dr. C 02/25/2024, 3:45pm CST

Split for Boston

Red Sox split twin bill

Game 1 had the Sox visiting J C Burks Brewers. It was a back and forth game all the way to the last play. The Sox scored 1 in the 1st on a leadoff hit from Sheldon Fulton, a hit from Alfredo Sardi and a SF from Joe Calvano. The Brewers answered with 2 in the home 1st. The Sox responded with 3 in the top of the 2nd initiated by Josh Winsor’s hit, Dorian Moore’s hit, an Ian Contreras BB, a run scoring single from captain Casper, and then run scoring hits from Fulton and Sardi.  The Brewers grabbed a 1 run lead after 3 innings 5 to4. In the 4th, Contreras and Casper walked, Fulton singled in 1 run and Garret Granato singled in 2 for a brief 7 to 5 lead. The Brewers tied it at 7 through 4. The Red Sox would score the decisive run in the 5th on a Winsor hit, Moore walk, Contreras hit and a Casper run producing hit.  The Brewers top of the order did not score in the home 5th and behind excellent defense in the 6th, the Sox threw the tying run out at 3rd from Fulton to Calvano to Winsor to end the game 8 to 7.

Game 2 had Kendall Anthony’s Orioles visiting the Sox. The Sox trailed throughout the game but briefly tied it in the home 6th 7 to 7. The Orioles won it with 6 in the top of the 7th 13-7.  The Sox key hits in the comeback included a 3 run 2B from Eli Goldaris and a Winsor tying 2B.

 

Notables on the day:  POW Josh Winsor 5-6, 3 runs, rbi, 2B and many fine plays at 3B; ROW Eli Goldaris 2 big hits driving in 4 in game 2 and scoring the tying run ; Sheldon Fulton 3 hits, 4 runs, 2  BBs, 2 rbi; Alfredo Sardi 2 hits, 2 BBs, fine 2B defense ; Garret Granato 4 hits; Joe Calvano hit, rbi, SF, BB, fine SS defense; Ryan Maxwell excellent 1B defense; Dorian Moore 2 hits, BB; Ian Contreras 2 hits, 2 BBs, 2B. The Red Sox will be ready for next week and will appreciate the resilience shown all day.

 

This is going to be something and let's see if we can succeed here and/or have the strength to do this 12 more times..

Behold the first EVER captain corner video article of the league:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vaXSpaRW9U&list=PLQBwp6J8AQoEhM_iO0O8fkEk2fWP9pLIf

 

#LetsgoMets; #TSSL; #Leohasbecomeaninfluencer; #50anniversary

What AI Thinks Happened in the Braves Games Based on Our Stats and Scorebook

By Danny Buhrow & Chat GPT 02/19/2024, 8:15pm CST

In the hallowed arena of the men's softball battlefield, a tale unfolded, echoing the timeless rhythms of a Greek tragedy. The valiant warriors, clad in jerseys bearing names like Dylan Buhrow, Blake Allsbrook, and Joey Welter, stepped onto the diamond with dreams of triumph in their hearts.

As the fates wove their tapestry, Dylan Buhrow emerged as a beacon of hope, showcasing his prowess with three hits, all singles, a triumphant effort in the face of impending doom. Blake Allsbrook, too, contributed, though his efforts were but a fleeting whisper in the wind, a single run to his name.

Joey Welter, a hero with a bat of thunder, amassed two singles, a two-hit symphony that resonated through the mortal realm. Yet, despite his mighty deeds, the Giants cast their shadows upon the team's aspirations.

David Buhrow, with a solitary hit, stood as a lone sentinel, while Evan Berkowitz, a three-hit maestro, lent his strength to the cause. Brian Allsbrook, Nick Croce, Daniel Buhrow, Tim Crites, Omar Gonzalez, Brian Alvara, and John Miller, each a player in the cosmic drama, left their marks upon the scorecard.

Alas, the gods of softball proved fickle, and despite the team's collective efforts, victory eluded their grasp. The Giants, with a resolute defense and relentless offense, emerged as the victors, casting a shadow over the dreams of our heroes.

In the final accounting, the men's softball team suffered a 6-4 defeat, a lamentation echoing across the diamond. The box score, a testament to their valor, serves as a chronicle of a tragic quest for glory, where hits and runs intertwined with the threads of destiny, leaving the warriors to ponder the whims of fate on the battlefield of dreams.

But alas…our heroes’ journey would not end there! A fracture in time gave them enough focus and serenity to battle once more.

In the sacred realm of the men's softball arena, a saga unfolded, reminiscent of the epic Greek odysseys of old. Clad in jerseys bearing the names of heroes such as Dylan Buhrow, Blake Allsbrook, and Joey Welter, the team embarked on a perilous quest against the formidable Dodgers, driven by a thirst for victory.

Dylan Buhrow, a stalwart warrior, contributed a single hit, a beacon of hope amidst the tumultuous battlefield. Blake Allsbrook, with a single hit to his name, echoed the chorus of triumph that began to swell in the hearts of our intrepid adventurers.

Joey Welter, a true maestro of the bat, emerged as a hero of epic proportions. With a three-hit symphony, including two singles and a homerun, he carved a path through the Dodgers' defenses, leaving a trail of glory in his wake. A 3RBI home run, a testament to his power, resonated like a divine proclamation.

David Buhrow, a steady presence in the lineup, added his mark with a single hit, a humble contribution to the unfolding odyssey. Evan Berkowitz, a three-hit virtuoso, displayed his versatility with two singles and a double, solidifying his role as a key figure in this grand narrative.

Brian Allsbrook, a juggernaut at the plate, amassed two hits, including a double, and drew upon the sacred art of clutchness with five RBIs, a true testament to his strategic prowess. Nick Croce, Daniel Buhrow, and Tim Crites, each adding their own verses to the tale, contributed hits and defense in pursuit of glory.

Omar Gonzalez, Brian Alvara, and John Miller, too, played their parts in this odyssey, with Alvara standing tall as a hero with a hit and a run to his name. The team, a fellowship of warriors, combined their strengths to overcome the challenges laid before them.

In the final accounting, the men's softball team emerged victorious in this odyssey, defeating the Dodgers with a resounding 11-6 triumph. The box score, a poetic reflection of their collective journey, stands as a testament to the heroism and camaraderie that defined their epic quest on the diamond. The echoes of their triumph reverberate through the ages, etching their names into the annals of softball lore.

Our Brave Players of the Week:

  1. Joey Welter 5-5 1HR 1BB 3RBI 4R. Excellent defense at second base and absolutely kept us in Game 1 with his scoops at 1st!

  2. Tim Crites 2-4 2BB 1RBI

  3. The pitching duo of Nick Croce and John Miller! Excellent Week 1 and combined only gave up 1BB. Something a Buhrow drafted team has not seen in a hot minute. Love it!

News Articles

Week 2 Selections

By Dr C 02/22/2024, 2:30pm CST

Week 2 predictions

8 AM:     Rangers, White Sox, Braves, Phillies

910:         Yankees, Reds, Royals, Cardinals

1020:      Braves, Royals, Yankees, Giants

1130:      Expos, Dodgers, Red Sox, Orioles

1240:       Red Sox, Cubs, Expos, Brewers

Last week:  12-8

YTD:               12-8 

Dr. C's Week 1 Selections 2024

By Dr. C 02/12/2024, 6:00pm CST

Week 1 Picks 2024

8 AM:     Cubs, Reds, Red Sox, Royals

910:        Red Sox, Pirates, Cubs, Yankees

1020:     Rangers, A's, Braves, Phillies

1130:     A's, Giants, Expos, Brewers

1240:      Braves, Brewers, Phillies, White Sox

The Temple Shalom Brotherhood and the Temple Shalom Brotherhood Softball League are now accepting Applications for the 21st Annual Phyllis Unell Temple Shalom Brotherhood and Softball League Scholarship. In the spirit of both Phyllis and the Temple Shalom Brotherhood’s commitment to education and promotion of social progress, the Scholarship’s recipient will be awarded $500.00 for tuition, books and other related collegiate expenses for the upcoming school year.


The Phyllis Unell Temple Shalom Brotherhood and Softball League Scholarship is an annual award to a dependent child of a current Shalom Softball League player based upon the criteria defined in the application.  The recipient will be honored at the Temple Shalom Brotherhood Awards Breakfast, to be held on December 10, 2023.

If interested, please complete the application linked below by Friday, December 8th. 

Phyllis Unell Temple Shalom Brotherhood and Softball League Scholarship Application 2023