Tuesday, August 24 - Your Black Hats ended this season in everglade conditions (minus alligators).  Rain nearly forced cancellation of all games but the JCC Commissioner persevered and so did the Black Hats.  That we fell short was not due to lack of effort.  Rabbi Avremi had just arrived at the game and entered during the inning; he instantaneously made a good catch at first for the inning’s final putout.  Sender crushed a home run.  David consistently found the plate with his pitches.  Joel Winston and Avremi both had solid base hits.  And thank you Alex Tick for stepping in and playing excellent defense!

Around the horn: pitcher David Smulyan; Joel Winston, catcher; Avremi Schapiro, first base; Seth Brauner, second base; Alex Tick, shortstop; Andrew Gorman, third base; and Sam Smulyan, Ross Abrams, Sender Kittner, and Joel Altman-Shafer (first time in a dozen years) in the outfield.

Fans included members of the Brauner. Kittner, and Gorman families.  Thanks to the many fans who attended this season; we had exceptional fan support throughout.  The Black Hats wish everyone a very Happy New Year with only good things.