Eddy Alvarez Sparks Early Run For Team USA In Win Over Israel

Jul 30, 2021, 6:48 AM
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Tyler Austin #23 of Team United States celebrates with Eddy Alvarez #2 after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against Team Israel during the baseball opening round Group B game on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
(Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Team USA baseball got their Olympic run off to a great start as former SLCC star Eddy Alvarez sparked a run in their 8-1 win over Israel.

Eddy Alvarez batted second in the lineup for Team USA. He struck out at his at-bat but he rolled after that point. In the third inning, Alvarez hit a double that also brought a runner home, scoring the first run for the United States of the game to give them a 1-0 lead.

Tyler Austin was the next batter and crushed the ball over the wall for a two-run homer that sent Alvarez home to give the U.S. a 3-0 lead. Israel scored their only run of the game in the fourth inning with a solo shot.

Alvarez grounded out to the pitcher during his at-bat in the fifth inning. After the United States increased their lead to 4-1, Alvarez had another RBI double that gave Team USA a 5-1 lead. Austin followed up with a RBI double that gave the United States a 6-1 lead and they rolled from that point.

Alvarez finished the game 2-for-5 with two hits, two RBI, two doubles and two runs scored.

Team USA will have a quick turnaround as they will battle South Korea on Saturday, July 31 at 4 a.m. MDT on NBCSN.

Click here for KSL Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Games.

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