March 9, 2017

Team Israel continues to amaze the world baseball community with its latest 4-2 win over the Netherlands at the World Baseball Classic(, giving the ballplayers in blue-and-white uniforms a 3-0 sweep of Pool A.

Dubbed the underdogs of the series, Team Israel came out swinging hard and is now headed for the quarterfinal of the World Baseball Classic.

Team Israel, ranked 41st going into the tournament, beat South Korea, Taiwan and the Netherlands in its Pool A games.  This is Team Israel’s first Classic.

Israel Association of Baseball President Peter Kurz told ISRAEL21c over a Skype call from Seoul that the Team Israel ballplayers have confidence in their abilities even if the team is not ranked in the Top 10. “During the qualifiers, we knew we were good and going out with confidence is so much part of the game. As Yogi Berra says, ‘Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.’ The mental state of this team is amazing,” he told ISRAEL21c.

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