The undefeated Waipahu Little League team, representing the west in this year’s Little League World Series is set to take on the all-star team from Millcreek, Washington, at 2 p.m., today, in Williamsport, Pa. and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Waipahu (3-0) has racked up convincing wins over Florida, Connecticut and South Dakota, leading a Hawai‘i team to another series semifinal. In this Majors division of the Little League, a team from Pearl City made it to the finals in 1998 and most recently, the team from ‘Ewa Beach won the World Series three years ago.
Several other Hawai‘i teams have won the World Series in the Junior division. Those include the 1984 team from Pearl City, 2000 and 2001 teams from ‘Aiea and last year, another team from Pearl City. Hilo’s team made it to the finals last Saturday against Curacao, but fell just short at 5-2.
Millcreek, Wash., (2-1) earned its berth in the U.S. semis by defeating the team from Jeffersonville, Ind., 3-2, yesterday. Waipahu, who clinched its berth earlier in the week, had the day off yesterday.
A win today would give Waipahu another day off while it awaits the winner of the Lake Charles, La./Tampa, Fla., game.
The championship will then be played on Saturday.