By Scott Barancik/Jewish Baseball News

Team Israel was just introduced and the Israel anthem played here at Game 2 of the World Baseball Classic qualifiers in Jupiter, Fla. Israel, the ‘visiting team,’ faces ‘home’ team Spain.

Here is the lineup and batting order for Team Israel:

  1. Ben Guez (CF)
  2. Joc Pederson (RF)
  3. Nate Freiman (1B)
  4. Cody Decker (LF)
  5. Casey Haerther (DH)
  6. Josh Satin (3B)
  7. Jake Lemmerman (SS)
  8. Charlie Cutler (C)
  9. Ben Orloff (2B)

Much of the lineup and batting order are unchanged from Game 1, in which Israel defeated South Africa 7-3. So what’s changed?

Pitching for Team Israel today is San Francisco Giants prospect Justin Schumer. Spain’s pitcher is Richard Salazar, an independent-league player.

We’ll be covering today’s game live from Roger Dean Stadium via Facebook and Twitter.

You can watch the game for free at

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