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