Modi'in opened the Premier League's fall season with a 4-1 win over the Junior National Team, which is playing in the league in preparation for the Maccabiah Games next summer. The player of the game was Modi'in starting pitcher Sam Seelenfreund, who pitched three no-hit innings, whiffing nine batters while walking only one. Seelenfreund did not yield a single ball in play, recording all of his outs by strikeout.
Zach Schneider and Jesse Sultanik came on after Seelenfreund, each pitching two innings. Schneider allowed only one run in the fifth inning that was scored after an error, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, and another walk. Sultanik got six outs to pick up the save.
Modi'in scored one run in the first, and another in the third. In the first inning Sultanik singled, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on an RBI groundout by Jack Zimmerman. Sultanik scored again in the third inning to give Modi'in a 2-0 lead, and Zimmerman drove in two insurance runs in the sixth inning, lacing a double in to the gap in left.
Schneider and Sultanik each had two hits in the evening, and Noam Markose reached base in all three of his at-bats. The defensive play of the game was made by the national team's second baseman Binyamin Mor, snagging a sinking line drive going to his left. The two teams meet again for a day game this morning.
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