Michelle Moses ’09 Wins Gold at Maccabiah Games

Michelle Moses ’09 Wins Gold at Maccabiah Games

Former Brown University softball pitcher Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) and incoming freshman Maddi Tropp-Bluestone (Northbrook, IL) recently arrived back in the United States after competing for the U.S. at the 18th Maccabiah Games.  The two helped guide USA to a gold medal with an outstanding 8-0 record on the week.

In the championship game, Moses pitched four solid innings against Argentina giving up just one hit in USA's 16-0 win for the gold medal.   Earlier in that week, USA cruised to a 16-0 win over Argentina, followed by a win against Canada (10-0), Argentina (13-6), Israel (6-0) and Canada (15-0).  USA continued its hot streak closing out another 8-1 win over Argentina before its 16-0 gold medal win the following day.

 Overall, Moses pitched 15 innings and did not give up a single run.  She allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out 25 batters.  She went 3-0 and tossed a no-hitter against Argentina, a perfect game against Canada, and a one-hitter for the gold versus Argentina to receive the Open Women's Softball MVP Award.

Also competing was Tropp-Bluestone, who will be joining the softball squad this fall. Tropp-Bluestone, who did a great job behind the plate catching for Moses, batted .267 for the tournament and combined for seven RBI.

For more information on the Maccabiah Games, check out www.maccabiah.com