Brendon Roberts singled and had two homeruns to lead Kaimuki to a 10-0 win over Hilo, yesterday.
He coupled with pitcher Reid Kimura who went the distance for the win, allowing just one hit while striking out four Hilo batters and walking none in the game shortened by the 10-run ruling in the fourth inning at the state Little League Majors Tournament.
Earlier in the day, Central Maui edged West O‘ahu 11-10 in an extra inning contest that opened the tournament at the New Kapa‘a Ball Park’s Main Diamond.
With no outs in the sixth inning, West O‘ahu pulled themselves back into the game by pushing two runs, Neil Schoening III and Jordaan Salas, across and completed the comeback when Waylen Lindsey scored with two outs to tie the contest 10-10 to force the extra play.
But West Maui answered by scoringTyler Harry in the seventh for the win.
In that game, West O‘ahu outhit Central Maui 16-12 led by Ricky Ahlo-Pinera and Jordan Mopas each getting three hits apiece.
Evin Kailiehu had a homerun in the first inning to lead the Maui bats. Patrick Turner doubled and Travis Kanamu singled in the third inning where Maui pushed five runs across with five hits.
Roberts opened with a home run over the right centerfield fence, singled in the second and capped his hitting with a three-run homer over the left field fence in the third inning while scoring three times in the win that came on just five Kaimuki hits.
In the third inning, Ethan Rosehill opened with a double and Trevor Kaaihue walked to set the stage for Roberts’ three-run HR.
Rosehill singled in the four with two outs as Hilo pitching tried to gain control of the game. But with control just an out away, Quinn Cassidy and Kaaihue walked to set the stage for a base-clearing RBI triple from Parker Nakamura to end the contest.
The schedule of today’s games can be found in the scoreboard section on B2.