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Chris Morse
Ahavath Torah Congregation
1179 Central St Stoughton
Stoughton, Massachusetts

Sunday, August 31
Easton Wins JSL Championship

Congratulations to the Easton squad who, after a brief hiccup in the first game of the Finals, won their second straight game last Sunday to win the series 2 games to 1 and repeat as JSL champs.  The stalwarts from Sharon 1 reprised their frequent role as bridesmaids.  The final score was 8-4.
Easton captiain, Jerry  G, provided a few comments on the final game:
- Strong defense on both sides
- Solid pitching by both pitchers
- Sharon 1 was missing playoff hero Eric W (out of town) and captain Mike F (injured)
- Easton jumped out to a 6-0 lead after 3 innings
- Sharon 1 made it close with 4 runs in the top of the 4th to close within 2
The end of year banquet will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 2, in the cellar at Town Spa Pizza, located on beautiful Route 138 in classy Stoughton, MA.  Hope to see everyone there!
Easton defeated Sharon 1 by a score of 7-5 on Wednesday night to tie the JSL Championship series at  1 game apiece.  Hearsay has it that Easton captain Jerry G knocked in the winning run late in the game.
The rubber match (aka the "decider", aka the "clincher", aka "Game 7") will be played Sunday night at 6:00 on Field 1.  Unless it rains, in which case they'll try again on Monday, then Wednesday, on Field 3.
Sharon 1 defeated Easton 15-6 in the opening game of the 2014 JSL Championship series.  No details were provided.
Game 2 is Wednesday night.  Full schedule below.
Two very different semifinal games were played last night.
On Field 1, top-seeded Easton completely dominated Sharon 2, posting a 24-3 victory which we can only hope was stopped early before anyone got hurt.
On Field 3, by contrast, a tight game was determined in the very last at-bat, with Sharon 1 slugger Eric W blasting a walk-off grand slam home run to give the second-seeded Sharonites the come from behind victory, 9-8.
The JSL Championship Series starts tonight.  This is a best 2 out of 3 format, with alternating home teams.
Game 1:  Mon 8/18 @ 6 pm on Field 3:  Easton (home) vs Sharon 1
Game 2:  Wed 8/20 @ 6 pm on Field 3:  Sharon 1 vs Easton
Game 3 (if needed):  Sun 8/24 @ 6 pm on Field 1:  Easton vs Sharon 1
Spectators are welcome.  Best of luck to both teams!
Rumors are that Wednesday was all wet, so the semifinal games were postponed and rescheduled for Sunday.  On that day, we can look forward to a simultaneous double-header:
Field 1 @ 6:00 -  Easton vs Sharon 2
Field 3 @ 6:00 - Sharon 1 vs Stoughton
First team listed is home team in each case.
Three times they played in the regular season.  Three times it was close.  Three times Stoughton 2 emerged victorious.
That's ancient history now.
Sharon 2 roared out of the gate tonight, riding an atypical power surge  to a 10-0 lead after three innings, then hung on to win 12-9 as Stoughton 2's steady climb back into the game eventually fell short.
Kudos to the ST2 squad for a well-earned victory, and best of luck in your semi-final matciup with the first-seeded Easton team on Wednesday.

Playoffs start Monday, 8/11, with Stoughton2 (home) versus Sharon2 in the play-in game. 
Seedings are set as shown.
Seed    Team        Record
  1       Easton         10-4
  2*    Sharon1         9-4 ... best possible 10-4, pending scheduled game with SH2 on Sun 8/10
  3      Stoughton1    6-7  ... best possible 7-7, pending makeup game with SH2
  4      Stoughton2    5-9
  5**   Sharon2        3-9  ... best possible 5-9, pending game with SH1 on Sun 8/10 and makup game with ST1
* Sharon1 could finish 10-4, but still loses tiebreaker with Easton on head-to-read run differential (33-38)
** Sharon2 could finish 5-9, but still loses tiebreaker with Stoughton2 on head-to-head record (0-3)

Tiebreaker rules:
1.  Record head-to-head
2.  Run differential head-to-head
3.  Run differential in all games
4.  Coin flip

Playoff schedule:

Mon 8/11  Play-in game:  ST2 v SH2  (field 3 6:00)

Wed 8/13   EA v ST2/SH2  (field 3 - 6:00),  SH1 v ST1  (field 2 - 6:00)

Sun 8/17, Mon 8/18 and Wed 8/20 - Finals, best 2 out of 3


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2014 Regular Season Schedule is now available online. (Click on Schedules or Events, at left.)

Opening day is Sunday, June 15.  Happy Fathers Day!

Our schedule follows the same pattern as in recent years.  Opening day pits the # 1 and # 2 teams from last year.  Going forward, there is one regularly scheduled game every Sunday night at 7:00 pm.  The early 5:00 pm slot is also available for make-up games, if needed.  All Sunday games are on Field 1, closest to the West School, under the lights.

Monday and Wednesday games are on Fields 2 and 3, away from the West School.  All weekday games begin at 6:30 pm, except for the last week of the regular season (August 5 and 7) when games will start at 6:15.

Each team is scheduled to play 14 games in the regular season (barring rainouts).

The regular season ends on Wednesday, August 7.  Play-offs will begin on the Sunday or Monday following, depending on the need for any make-up games to determine seeding.

As always, team captains or their designated press secretaries will need to send me game scores by email after the games so that I can post the scores.  Please email me at

Finally, please note that teams now have assigned dugouts for every game. By decree, the home team will take the first-base dugout/bench for each game.

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