Team USA defeated Taiwan 10-7 today to earn the top seed from Pool A at the World Cup in Taiwan. Taiwan had men on second and third with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, but righthander Chris Booker (Nationals) got a strikeout and a flyout to center field to end the game.
Team USA finished pool play with a 6-1 record, one game ahead of Taiwan and Japan, which were both 5-2. Team USA will face South Korea, the No. 4 seed from Pool B, on Friday. Check back later in the day for full recaps on the action from the final day of pool play at the World Cup.