Barrett throws a no-hitter

KAPAA — Quintin “QB” Barrett threw a no-hitter over 5 1/3 innings to lead the Kaneohe Majors All Stars to a 10-1 win over Kainalu All Stars Monday afternoon during the Hawaii Little League District 1 tournament at the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex main diamond.

The win pits Kaneohe against the tournament host Kawaihau Majors All Stars for the tournament title today at 9:30 a.m.

This would be the second time Kawaihau is facing Kaneohe, the first time being Saturday when the Kawaihau All Stars posted a 16-2 win over Kaneohe. Kawaihau also beat Kainalu 11-1 Sunday to pit the two visiting teams against each other Monday.

Rolling behind the no-hitter performance on the mound, Kaneohe did not allow a Kainalu hit until the fifth inning when Micah Akiu got aboard on a fielder’s choice. He scored on a double from catcher Marley Espiau.

Kaneohe picked up its 10 runs on seven hits, including three in the first inning when Kaneohe could only push one run, Kelii Makaio Kalai, singling first, across the plate.

Jesse Reppuhn had the big bat for Kaneohe with a double followed by Makaio Kalai getting two singles. Kai Sanehira, Bryson Tsukayama-Daniel and Luke Uechi each notched hits.

Barrett, in his pitching stint which ended with the pitch count pinging on 80, struck out nine Kainalu hitters and walked five. Uechi took the mound to close, allowing one run on one hit, striking out two and walking one.

Kaneohe must beat Kawaihau twice to claim the crown in the double-elimination tournament, while Kawaihau need win only one game to take the championship.


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