Team Israel exits World Baseball Classic with 5-1 loss to Venezuela

 

March 24, 2023

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Team Israel player Noah Mendlinger with Venezeula star Ronald Acuña Jr.

MIAMI (JTA) - They didn't call it the "Pool of Death" for nothing.

After a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Nicaragua on Sunday, Israel finished the World Baseball Classic with only one additional run over the next three games. Israel lost 10-0 to both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, recording only one hit across the two games, both of which were cut short by the WBC mercy rule.

On Wednesday, Israel's bats came alive in the final game, with nine hits, including three for Noah Mendlinger and two for Michael Wielansky. But Israel lost 5-1 to Venezuela, which swept the fearsome Pool D...



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