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Israel loses dramatic baseball game 6-5 to South Korea in extra innings

Amy Spiro is a reporter and writer with The Times of Israel.

Israel's Mitchell Glasser (22) collides with teammate Blake Gailen as he catches a fly out hit by South Korea's Jaeil Oh during a baseball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 29, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Israel's Mitchell Glasser (22) collides with teammate Blake Gailen as he catches a fly out hit by South Korea's Jaeil Oh during a baseball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 29, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

In a dramatic Olympic baseball opening game in Tokyo, Israel loses to South Korea 6-5 after the game went into extra innings with the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth at the Yokohama Baseball Stadium south of Tokyo.

In a twist end to the match, the South Korean team scores a point when its batter is hit by a pitch thrown by Israel’s Jeremy Bleich while the bases were loaded.

Israel will play against the US team tomorrow evening in Tokyo. If it loses that match, it will head into a knockout round game next week.

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