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The South Korean baseball team has defeated Israel in its first group match at the Tokyo Olympics.
The team, led by manager Kim Kyung-moon, beat Israel 6-5 after ten innings in the first Group B match held at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on Thursday.
Team Korea enjoyed a walk-off win after two of its batters were hit by the Israeli pitcher.
Shortstop Oh Ji-hwan’s performance was noteworthy as he went 3-for-4, including two home runs.
Team Korea, the defending champion, will play the U.S. in a second group match on Saturday. South Korea won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, which was the last Olympics to have baseball and softball.