Japanese Little League coach Takao Sato watches from the third base coach box while player Tsubasa Yamashiro looks at a ball Wednesday during the exhibition match against the Kauai Yankees at Peter Rayno Sr. Park in Hanamaulu.
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Tatsuki Sato of the Japanese Little League comes around for a single in their matchup against the Kauai Yankees Wednesday afternoon at Peter Rayno Sr. Park in Hanamaulu.
Tatsuki Sato worked two double plays and even got a hit against the Kauai Yankees Wednesday afternoon at Peter Rayno Sr. Park in Hanamaulu. But the five Japanese Little League players, combining with several Kauai players, could not overcome the Yankees’ long balls in the exhibition match where Mabel, Norman and Ann Hashisaka were able to drop in on during their return trip from Kapaa.