Parkview grad Anthony Carter had another impressive outing Thursday as the U.S. baseball team defeated Korea 7-2 to reach the gold-medal game at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 35-year-old right-hander pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts in the semifinal victory. It was his third relief appearance of the tournament.
Saturday’s championship game marks the fourth time the U.S. has played for the gold medal in baseball. The Americans previously reached the finals in 1984, 1988 and 2000, winning gold in their last two appearances.
The title game, which begins at 6 a.m. EST, is a rematch against host Japan, which beat the U.S. 7-6 in extra innings in the quarterfinals.