Corona del Mar High product Jake Lemmerman went one for four to help Israel defeat Spain, 4-2, in the second round of a four-team World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament on Friday in Jupiter, Fla.
Lemmerman, a Los Angeles Dodgers farmhand who started at shortstop for the second straight game, played alongside former UC Irvine star Ben Orloff, a second baseman who went hitless in three at-bats.
Israel (2-0) advances to the tournament final on Sunday at 2 p.m. PT.
In another World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament in Regensburg, Germany, Daniel Cooper, a pitcher at Costa Mesa High and Orange Coast College, is representing Great Britain.
Cooper did not play in Great Britain's 11-1 tournament-opening loss to Canada on Thursday.
Cooper, drafted in the 21st round by the Seattle Mariners out of USC in 2009, pitched the 2012 season with the Sioux Falls, S.D. Pheasants of the independent American Assn. Cooper, who was 1-6 with a 4.14 earned-run average with one save in 45 2/3 innings for Sioux Falls, reached the Double-A level with Seattle in 2011.
Great Britain plays the Czech Republic in an elimination game Saturday at 4 a.m. PT.
— From staff reports