Lithuania – Great Britain 3-14 (7)
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Great Britain kicked off the Qualifier in Tel Aviv, Israel with a 14-3 victory over Lithuania, needing just seven innings for the win. The first three of the batting order, Aaron Hornostaj, Aeden McQueary-Ennis and Matt McGraw scored three runs apiece to lead the way. Ian Young collected three hits and three RBI. Tomas Jankoitis hit a homerun for Lithuania. Alex Smith (W) allowed eight hits, two runs and a walk in six innings. Edvarda Matusevicius (L) got charged with seven hits, seven runs (4 ER) and a bb in five innings.
Israel – Georgia 11-1 (7)
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Israel celebrated an 11-1 rout over Georgia in their first game at the ECQ. Alon Leichman, Oren Gal and Shuki Friedman combined for six RBI. Josh Weiss scored three times. Shiomo Lipetz (W) struck out nine in seven strong innings, allowing just an unearned run on three hits. Luka Gakhokidze (L) conceded five hits, nine runs (8 ER) and 11 walks in six innings. He had eight Ks.