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Israel vs. South Africa
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Israel's Classic journey opens in victory

Israel 7, South Africa 3

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Freiman's two homers

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Vying to become one of four nations to advance to the March tournament, Israel beat South Africa in its World Baseball Classic debut to open the qualifying round. Nate Freiman homered twice, and Charles Cutler delivered the big blow with a bases-clearing double in the eighth.