Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Championship Opener

Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener
Taira leads Waipio over Pearl City 10-5 in Hawaii D7 Minors Little League Opener

Waipio defeated Pearl City 10-5 in the opening round of the Hawaii District 7 Minors Little League Championship Tournament on Friday in front of a packed Pearl City District Park Stadium.

Jayven Taira looked tough on the mound picking up the win for Waipio. Kevin Ujimori got the start for Pearl City.

Waipio advances in the winner’s bracket of the championship tournament to face Ewa Beach on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 12:00pm. Pearl City and Waialua will kick off Saturday’s doubleheader action in the loser’s bracket with first pitch scheduled for 9:00am.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kevin Ujimori got the start for Pearl City. Ujimori is pictured

on the mound against Waipio in the top of the first inning.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Waipio winning pitcher Jayven Taira is pictured throwing heat in the bottom of the second inning.

Waipio scored three runs on two hits to take an early 3-0 in the top of the first innign.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Waipio's Zandon Agbulos drove in the first run of the ball game with a

RBI double in the top of the first inning. Waipio scored three runs on two

hits to take an early 3-0 lead heading to the bottom of the first inning.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City’s Cohen Adaro stroked an RBI infield single that scored

Ian Wicklund to tie the game at 3-3 after one complete inning of play.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Both Pearl City and Waipio played great defense turning double plays along with

spectacular, athletic catches in the outfield. Pearl City third baseman Daniel Fujita

is pictured making the throw to first base in the top of the second inning.