Ewa takes Little League state title 8-6 over Aiea

EWA’S shortstop Ian Pantorilla goes high and Aiea’s Brent Asuka goes low as

Asuka tries to get secondbase on a passed ball while Pantorilla goes for the

throw from catcher Jacob Kaku. Aiea broke the 2-2 deadlock in the third

inning and went on to win 8-6 for the state Little League title behind RBI hits

from Jared Gomez and pitcher John Worthington in the third inning. Ramsey

Sakamoto added a solo HR in the fourth. A 3-run Homer by Aaron Gealon iced the

win. Pantorilla smacked a 2-run shot in the first inning to deadlock the

contest. Aiea had solo homers from Matt Young, Lance Powell, Jay Angotti. A

3-run bang from relieving catcher Kyle Ertel in the bottom of the sixth inning

kept Aiea in the ball game, but with two outs, their final batter flied to

centerfield to end the contest 8-6. (Photo by Dennis Fujimoto)

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