CONEY ISLAND, New York – Israel advanced to the World Baseball Classic final on Sunday evening by beating Brazil in a 1-0 nail biter on Friday afternoon. It followed Israel’s win over Great Britain on Thursday night, 5-2.
Israel will play the winner of Saturday night’s game, which was played before press time. Friday’s noontime game was a tight pitcher’s duel, as both Israel and Brazil managed only three hits, with the lone run scoring in the bottom of the fourth.
Designated hitter Nate Freiman led off with a double, went to third when Ike Davis reached on an error, and scored on Cody Decker’s sacrifice fly to center.