On September 23, 2016 — 2016 – Great Britain defeats Pakistan, 14 – 0 to advance to the semi-final game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers played in Brooklyn, NY. Pakistan exits the pool with two losses by a combined 24-0 score, showing it still has a ways to go before being truly competitive at that level. In the other game, Israel upsets Brazil, 1 – 0 in a pitchers’ duel to qualify for the pool finals. Corey Baker leads things off with 5 scoreless innings for Israel, while Brad Goldberg earns the save for the second straight day. 19-year-old Bo Takahashi gives up a run in four innings to be tagged with the loss for Brazil.
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