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Israel has secured a historic first ticket for the baseball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. They defeated South Africa 11-1 in eight innings on Sunday afternoon in Parma to secure first place in the Europe/Africa Olympic Baseball Qualifier 2019. Israel took a quick 6-0 lead after three innings and never looked back in the clinching game. Danny Valencia hit his third home run of the week and drove in three runs. Blake Gailen also added three RBI. Joey Wagman conceded meanwhile only one run on six hits in seven innings for the win. Jared Elario got charged with one out in the second and took the loss.
All information about the Olympic Baseball Qualifier can be found at www.wbsc.org