Israel takes first game in WBC, defeats Great Britain 5-2

CONEY ISLAND, New York – Israel rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday night against two Great Britain relievers, taking the lead and the game, 5-2.

The important first win in this modified double-elimination weekend tournament, being played at the home of the Mets’ Class A affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones, earned Israel a spot in the winner’s bracket game against Brazil on Friday at noon. Should Israel beat Brazil – which won over Pakistan on Thursday afternoon, 10-0 – they will play in Sunday’s championship game at 6 p.m. All games are being streamed live on


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