Originally posted on The Great Rabbino  |  Last updated 9/20/12

Congrats to team Israel who won it's first qualifying WBC game 7-3 by beating South Africa behind Nate Freiman's two home runs. Game 1 was crucial in this double elimination qualifying round. They will play the winner of Spain and France.

Game 1's starting lineup was:
  1. Ben Guez (CF)
  2. Joc Pederson (RF)
  3. Nate Freiman (1B)
  4. Cody Decker (LF)
  5. Shawn Green (DH)
  6. Josh Satin (3B)
  7. Jack Marder (2B)
  8. Charlie Cutler (C)
  9. Jake Lemmerman (SS)
Green took his first cuts since 2007.


Below is the entire Israel roster, although more MLB players could join.

Team Israel: Roster for the WBC qualifying tourney
No.PlayerPos.AgeHometownMinor-league teamParent club 27COLVIN, DavidRHP23Mill Valley, CAClinton LumberKings (A)Seattle Mariners 34KAPLAN, JeffRHP27Dana Point, CABinghamton Mets (AA)New York Mets 36KOPP, DavidRHP26Coral Springs, FLErie SeaWolves (AA)Detroit Tigers 16LEICHMAN, AlonRHP23Kibbutz Gezer, IsraelN.A.N.A. 22LIPETZ, ShlomoRHP33Tel Aviv, IsraelN.A.N.A. 10LORIN, BrettRHP25Laguna Niguel, CAMobile Bay Bears (AA)Arizona Diamondbacks 21PERLMAN, MaxRHP24Jupiter, FLStockton Ports (A+)Oakland A's (-)ROTHEM, DanRHP35Tel Aviv, IsraelN.A.N.A. 26SCHUMER, JustinRHP24Houston, TXSan Jose Giants (A+)San Francisco Giants 28ZEID, JoshRHP25New Haven, CTCorpus Christi Hooks (AA)Houston Astros 14BERGER, EricLHP26Goldsboro, NCColumbus Clippers (AAA)Cleveland Indians 35BLEIER, RichardLHP25Davie, FLFrisco Roughriders (AA)Texas Rangers 17GOULD, JeremyLHP24Buffalo Grove, ILSavannah Sand Gnats (A)New York Mets 29URLAUB, JeffLHP25Scottsdale, AZStockton Ports (A+)Oakland A's 37CUTLER, CharlieC26San Fransico, CAAltoona Curve (AA)Pittsburgh Pirates 3MARDER, JackC/IF22Calabasas, CAHigh Desert Mavericks (A+)Seattle Mariners 19RICKLES, NickC22Ft. Lauderdale, FLBurlington Bees (A+)Oakland A's 6DECKER, Cody1B25Santa Monica, CASan Antonio Missions (AA)San Diego Padres 25FREIMAN, Nate1B25Wellesley, MASan Antonio Missions (AA)San Diego Padres 9ORLOFF, Ben2B25Simi Valley, CACorpus Christi Hooks (AA)Houston Astros 2SATIN, Josh2B27Hidden Hills, CABuffalo Bisons (AAA)New York Mets 33HAERTHER, Casey3B24West Hills, CAArkansas Travelers (AA)Los Angeles Angels 7LEMMERMAN, JakeSS23Coronoa del Mar, CAChattanooga Lookouts (AA)Los Angeles Dodgers 15GREEN, ShawnOF39Des Plaines, ILN.A.N.A. 24GUEZ, BenOF25Houston, TXToledo Mud Hens (AAA)Detroit Tigers 18KAPLER, GabeOF37Hollywood, CAN.A.N.A. 31PEDERSON, JocOF20Palo Ato, CARancho Cucamonga Quakes (A+)Los Angeles Dodgers 23WIDLANSKY, RobbieOF/3B27Plantation, FLBowie Baysox (AA)Baltimore Orioles


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