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.
Next stop: Seoul!
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.