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Jacob's father, Kevin Taylor, and
Tarn-O-Shanter pro Larry Hess are his
golf instructors.
"Jacob has a natural swing," said his
dad. "If he dedicates himself, he could
become a real good golfer. I give
him a lot of credit for playing at the
Maccabi Games. He could have gone
to summer camp for two weeks, but
that's what he wanted to do."

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Silver On The Diamond
A gold medal would have been nice,
but Coach Jonny Goldberg was just as
happy with the silver medal won by
the Detroit 14U (age 14 and under)
baseball team.
"The guys worked hard in practices
and came together as a team," he said.
"Every player contributed to our suc-
cess and enjoyed the Maccabi experi-
Los Angeles beat Detroit 10-1 in
the championship game. The game
wasn't emblematic of how Detroit
played earlier.
After going 3-1 in the preliminary
round and earning the No. 1 seed for
the playoffs, Detroit beat Boston 4-0
in the semifinals behind the pitching
of Harrison Milen. He threw a one-
hitter with 13 strikeouts.
Josh Goldberg, Milen and Jack
Berkey each knocked in a run in
Detroit's three-run third inning.
Detroit opened preliminary round
play with a 9-0 win over Boston.
Milen also was the starting pitcher
in that game. He fanned seven and
didn't allow a hit in three innings.
Reliever An Segel struck out four and
gave up one hit in two innings.
Berkey had two doubles and three
RBIs and Goldberg scored three runs.
After a 5-4 loss to Rockland
County, Detroit rebounded with a 9-5
win over Los Angeles, scoring all nine
runs in the first inning. Detroit's Jared

Scherrer reached base three times
and scored twice and Ethan Scherrer
played solid defense at second base.
Next came Detroit's 14-2 pound-
ing of Rockland/Stamford/Windsor.
Detroit lefty Seth Betman struck
out five in five innings, earning his
coach's praise.
"Seth threw strikes all afternoon,"
Jonny Goldberg said. "He was in total
Jared Scherrer, Berkey, Max
Rosenfeld, Segel and Joey Labovitz
each knocked in two runs in sup-
port of Betman, and Matt Blackman,
scored twice.
Paul Berkey was Detroit's assistant
coach. Brandon Rothenberg and Seth
Warren also were on the roster.

Bronze On The Court
The Detroit 14U boys basketball team
won six of seven games and a bronze
Alec Sandberg scored 23 points in
Detroit's 68-45 win over Rockland
County in the bronze medal game,
but there was a more memorable vic-
Sander Eizen rebounded a missed
shot by Dylan Bressler and scored
with 1.9 seconds left to give Detroit
a 56-55 win over 92nd Street Y from
New York City during pool play. Eizen
had 25 points in the game.
Bressler didn't miss a lot of shots.
He was one of the team's leading scor-
ers along with Grant Gilbert.
Also on the roster were Ben
Brockmeier-Bernard, Garrett Folbe,
Ross Rogers, Adam Schlussel, Ryan
Tokowitz and Joe Wujciak.
"The boys played together," said
Coach Barry Bershad. "We were a
good team."

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