Israeli Baseball Team Loses to South Korea at Tokyo Olympics

Israel will face the Dominican Republic on Tuesday in hopes of advancing to the semi-final round

Nir Tsadok
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Danny Valencia of Israel during a game against South Korea, Monday.
Danny Valencia of Israel during a game against South Korea, Monday.Credit: REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Nir Tsadok

Israel and South Korea's baseball teams faced off again on Monday, resulting in a loss for Israel (11:1) and a spot in the semi-final for South Korea.

While this is Israel's third loss in the tournament, the team is still in the running for a medal. Tomorrow's game against the Dominican Republic will be the team's do-or-die moment, constituting their last chance to remain in the competition.

On Sunday, Israel defeated Mexico 12-5 in a historic win in the team's third game and first win in the Tokyo Olympics.

The Israeli team was defeated by the U.S. team 8-1 on Friday. Israel started strong, but the U.S. team started to overtake them in the second inning.

On Thursday, the Israeli team lost to South Korea in a 6-5 opening game that saw the country's first-ever Olympic home runs.

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