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Israel Bashes Great Britain 9-1, Heads to World Baseball Classic [video]

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Israel put away three home runs in Brooklyn on Sunday (Sept. 25), bashing Great Britain in a 9-1 championship victory.

With the win, Israel earned an entree to the World Baseball Classic against South Korea next March. This is the first time Israel has qualified for the quadrennial event.

The nine-inning game was played at MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a minor league team for the NY Mets.

Starting pitcher Jason Marquis threw four innings, and struck out five. Josh Zeid, winning pitcher for the team, struck out three.

Next stop, World Baseball Classic championship. Israel is slated for Pool B.
Teams: Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Netherlands, Israel
Venue: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Dates: March 7-10.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel to Compete at World Baseball Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Israel is to be represented next month at the international qualifier for next year’s World Baseball Classic in Brooklyn, New York, against Brazil, Britain and Pakistan.

A number of players from the Major League will represent the Jewish State, including former All-Star pitcher Jason Marquis, former Mets infielder Ike Davis, and Craig Breslow, a player for the Red Sox in their 2013 World Series title.

If Israel qualifies for the WBC, the roster will likely include the greatest collection of Jewish ballplayers on one team in the history of the game, ever.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israel Beats Spain, One Win Away from Qualifying for World Baseball Classic

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

First baseman Nate Freiman hit two home runs as Israel beat Spain 4-2 in the qualifying round of World Baseball Classic, putting the Israeli team one win away from a guaranteed spot in the tournament in March.

Nate Freiman, a standout first baseman for the San Diego Padres’ Class AA San Antonio Missions, matched his home run output from Thursday’s 7-3 victory over South Africa, accounting for Israel’s 4 RBIs on Friday afternoon.

In the modified double-elimination format, Spain will play the winner of Friday night’s matchup between France and South Africa on Saturday. Israel will face off against the winner of that game in Sunday’s championship game.

JTA

White Sox Jewish Third Baseman Will Play for Israel at World Baseball Classic

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic.

Youkilis told Israel Sports Radio Wednesday that he would play for Team Israel if he is healthy. This season, the three-time All Star is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 47 runs batted in. He has been hampered by injuries for much of the past three seasons.

Israel is one of 16 countries invited to play in next month’s qualifying round, and the top four teams advance to the 2013 classic.

Youkilis also said there are other Jewish Major League Baseball players who want to play.

Diaspora Jews are eligible to play on behalf of Israel.

Former MLB player Brad Ausmus has signed on as coach and retired players Shawn Green and Gabe Kapler have agreed to assist as coaches and players for the Israeli team.

JTA

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