Team Israel wasn’t expected to make much noise at last year’s World Baseball Classic. That was before they beat Cuba, South Korea, Taiwan and the Netherlands. In fact, this scrappy group of overachievers did the unthinkable in moving on from the “Group of Death” to the second round.

Former Boston Red Sox player Ryan Lavarnway, who hit over .560 in four games, was dominant. JewishBoston and israel360 talk to Ryan about baseball, Israel and the forthcoming documentary “Heading Home,” the story of Israel’s surprising and inspiring baseball team.