South Korea beat a seven-round fifth inning and got quality from the start Kim min-woo to breeze past Israel, 11-1, in seven rounds via the Olympic baseball race rule.
Oh Ji-Hwan and Kim Hyun-Soo beat home runs against Israel pitching and four Korean hitters logged multi-RBI excursions in the abbreviated case.
South Korea improved to 3-1 for the tournament and locked a place in the semifinals of the modified double elimination Olympic knockout stage. They are waiting for the winner of USA vs. Japan, which takes place later Monday.
With the loss, Israel falls into a match settlement against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday with elimination on the line. Israel was already battling potential elimination once in the tournament, beating Mexico in a win-or-go-home match between the bottom two pool players.