Baseball’s return to the Olympics will embrace a staff from the U.S.
The People clinched a visit to the Tokyo video games with a 4-2 victory over Venezuela on Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Staff USA went 4-0 within the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier.
Todd Frazier and Eric Filia homered for a veteran U.S. squad within the clincher. Edwin Jackson earned the win in reduction and David Robertson bought the save.
“Taking part in to your nation, it’s the good factor on this planet,” Frazier instructed reporters after the win, per The Related Press.
Staff USA was managed by Mike Scioscia, who in contrast the competitors this week to “taking part in 5 elimination video games within the playoffs or a pennant race, and you’ll’t stub your toe, in any respect.”
Baseball is an Olympic sport for the primary time since 2008, when South Korea defeated Cuba for the gold in Beijing. Staff USA joins host Japan, Israel, South Korea and Mexico within the area. Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, the groups that completed proper behind the U.S. in Florida, will attempt to safe the sixth and remaining berth at a match June 22-26 in Pueblo, Mexico.
The Olympic match will start July 28 and finish Aug. 7.
“To complete possibly my profession, possibly profitable the gold medal,” Frazier, 35, instructed the AP, “God Almighty, that will be one of the best icing on the cake.”