Team Israel played long ball in its Quarterfinal matchup with France coming out on top 8-2 with Homeruns by Danny Valencia, Nick Rickles and Rob Paller. Headcoach Eric Holtz gave Joey Wagman his third Start in Tournament, and the 28-year-old Righthander did not dissapoint giving up just three hits in four Innings. France Starter Owen Ozanich meanwhile was tagged for three long balls by Danny Valencia, Nick Rickles and Rob Paller in the first four Innings that gave Israel a commanding 7-0 lead. France got two Runs back in the sixth against Reliever David Sharabi. Paller made it 8-2 after a Bases-loaded Walk in the seventh Inning. Zach Weiss and Jonathan Demarte pitched three scoreless Innings out of the Bullpen for Israel to close out the game. Ozanich was credited with the loss (3.0 IP, 7 Hits, 7 Runs) while Wagman got the win. Jeremy Wolf had three Hits for Israel, Valencia, Rickles and Paller each collected 2 RBIs.
Israel will play the winner of the Italy-Germany contest in the semis that takes place later on friday evening.