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Baseball Swings and Slings its Way to a Big Win

Baseball Swings and Slings its Way to a Big Win
Posted on 05/02/2019
Baseball Swings and Slings its Way to a Big Win

The Flatbush Varsity Baseball Team came out of the batters box swinging on Thursday evening (5/2), showing little rust after a month-long lay off and topped the visiting North Shore Stars by a score of 8-1 at Comer Field in Brooklyn, NY.

 Pre-Game

The Baseball Falcons last played a meaningful game of baseball on April 2 (over a month ago), and that game did not even reach a conclusion as it was suspended because of lateness with Flatbush and DRS locked in a 7-7 tie after 3 innings. Head Coach Eric Hall had no idea where his boys' skills would be with only a scrimmage against Lafayette HS prior to the Pesach break, but this would be a key test as a restart to the season, with the game against North Shore being the first of four games in five days.

 Nathan Shabot

Flatbush sent pitching ace Dani Sharabi to the mound, and though he looked solid in warm-ups, the Stars' lead-off hitter smacked his first offering cleanly between Nathan Shabot and Simon Masry on the left side of the infield for a solid single. The next batter swung hard at a Sharabi fastball, but the ball traveled about 10 feet in front of home plate. Catcher Marty Elmekies pounced on the slow roller, but his throw was low, and Masry could not dig it out of the dirt cleanly. It looked like it might be long day for the Falcon defense. But, Sharabi recovered, striking out the next batter. North Shore plated a run without another hit, but that was all Sharabi allowed. North Shore had the early 1-0 lead, but Flatbush was coming up to bat.

 Sharabi Delivers

Any question about rust on the Flatbush bats was answered very quickly. Mo Goldman led off with a triple. Abie Soussan then reached on a walk. That brought up Masry, who stroked an RBI double. Next up was Steven Srour, and he plated more runs with a single. The top four batters all reached base, and by the end of the inning, Flatbush had a 3-1 lead.

Defensively, Sharabi was now in a groove. Over the next three innings, he made very quick work of the North Shore batters, keeping them of balance en route to an 8 strike out day.

Offensively, Flatbush kept swinging the bats. They added another run in the bottom of the second on another Masry RBI single. In the 3rd inning, Neil Zeitoune led off with a double, and then he scored on a Joe Tawil sacrifice fly. Meanwhile, Masry completed a 3-for-3 day with another RBI double, plating three more Falcon runners.

Trailing 8-1 after their at bat in the top of the 4th inning came to an end, the Stars retired, ceding the win to the host Falcons.

NEST NOTES: The win kept the Flatbush Baseball team undefeated at 2-0. They have a quick turnaround as the team hits the road for an early afternoon tilt in the Bronx against the SAR Sting. Game time for the rare Friday game is 1:30 pm in Van Cortlandt Park.

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