Former Union College baseball standout Fishman pitches for Team Israel against South Korea in Summer Olympics

Israel pitcher and former Union College standout Jake Fishman throws during Thursday's game against South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Thursday in Yokohama, Japan. (Sue Ogrocki/The Associated Press)

Israel pitcher and former Union College standout Jake Fishman throws during Thursday's game against South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Thursday in Yokohama, Japan. (Sue Ogrocki/The Associated Press)

Former Union College baseball standout Jake Fishman pitched 3 2-3 innings of relief in Team Israel’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to South Korea in its opening game of the Summer Olympics baseball tournament on Thursday in Yokohama, Japan.

Fishman replaced starter Jon Moscot in the first inning. Moscot left the game after nine pitches because of an elbow injury.

Fishman struck out two and walked one. Ji Wan Oh hit a two-run homer off Fishman in the fourth inning.

Fishman was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 30th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. The lefthander quickly rose through the ranks of the Blue Jay organization to reach the AAA level in 2018.

He is pitching in the Miami Marlins organization for the Triple-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Fishman is 2-1 with a 3.97 earned run average in 34.0 innings.

Team Israel faces the United States on Friday.

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