The 2017 Maccabiah Baseball Tournament got off to a great start on July 5 at the Baptist Village in Petah Tikvah.
In Game 1, Team Canada took on Team USA. For the first four innings of the game, the teams were evenly matched, with Team USA scoring one run in the first and one in the second inning, and Canada getting on the board with a run in the second inning, followed by another in the fourth. But the USA's bats cam alive in the fifth and sixth innings and they scored four runs in each, ending the game 10-2.
In Game 2, Team Israel debuted at the tournament against Team Canada, starting strongly, and pulling ahead 3-2 after the second inning, with strong pitching from opener Avi Segal. At the top of the fourth, Israel extended its lead by one more run, but Canada hit back with a couple of well-placed bunts to move their team into a comfortable position in the bottom of the fouth, with four more runs. After a close game, Team Canada came away with the win - 6-4.
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