Team Israel players seen in the dugout prior to their World Baseball Classic game against Japan in Tokyo, March 15, 2017. (Photo/JTA-Matt Roberts-Getty Images)

Israel advances in Olympic baseball qualifiers, with Santa Rosa native on team

Israel’s national baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Baseball Championship being held in Germany, an early Olympic qualifying tournament. Israel finished second in its pool with a record of 4-1, losing only on Wednesday to the current European champion, the Netherlands, following victories over the Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany and Great Britain.…
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