Ewa Beach moves on to District 7 championship after 3-2 win over Pearl City

Jul 2, 2012 | PC Sports

 

Ewa Beach will take on Waipio today for the 2012 District 7 Hawaii Little League 9-10 year old Championship after defeating Pearl City 3-2 on Sunday at Puuloa Field in Ewa Beach.

Ewa Beach (3-1) lost to Waipio (3-0) in the second round of the tournament on Thursday, June 28 and will have to defeat Waipio two games in a row to win the  championship. First pitch is set for 3:00pm today. If Waipio wins, they will be crowned champions. If Ewa Beach wins, the two teams will play again on Tuesday at 3:00pm for the championship.

On Sunday, Ewa Beach and Pearl City needed a win to reach the championship final against Waipio. Both teams suffered their only loss of the tournament to Waipio. It wasn't going to be an easy task knowing that it will take three wins in a row to be the 2012 tourney champions.

Ewa Beach got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Micah Harper off of Pearl City starting pitcher Blaise Torres that scored Leo Ha'o from third base.

Pearl City came back in the top of the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead scoring their first run to tie the game at 1-1 on an RBI single by Chase Sampaio off of Ewa Beach relief pitcher Maka Malama that scored Micah Obara from third base. Koamana Rosa scored from third base on a pass ball at home plate to put Pearl City ahead 2-1.

Ewa Beach answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 3-2 lead. Micah Harper drove in Leo Ha'o from first base on a hard hit ball down the right field line that tied the game at 2-2. Harper made it to third base on the play. Pearl City made a pitching change bringing in Makana Canyon in relief of Torres. Ewa Beach scored the winning run on a pass ball at the plate that brought in Harper from third base. Ewa Beach took a 3-2 lead which would stand as the final score.

Pearl City had a last chance at bat in the top of the sixth inning but could not respond.

Congratulations to Ewa Beach for reaching the championship and also to our Pearl City team for a great tournament!

 

@ Puuloa Field in Ewa Beach

Pearl City (2-2)      0  0  0  0  2  0    2

Ewa Beach (3-1)   0  0  1  0  2  X    3

 

                                                      Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Micah Harper pictured on the mound in the top of the first inning for Ewa Beach.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Blaise Torres goes through his wind up for Pearl City in the bottom of the first inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Leo Ha'o steps on home plate scoring the games first run in the bottom of the third inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Chase Sampaio drives in Micah Obara from third base on an RBI single that tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning.

                                                      Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Micah Obara scores from third base on an RBI single by Chase Sampaio that tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Koamana Rosa scores from third base on a pass ball at the plate to put Pearl City up 2-0 over Ewa Beach in the top of the fifth inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Micah Harper drills the ball down the right field line scoring teammate Leo Ha'o from third base to tie the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth. Harper reached third base on the play.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Leo Ha'o burns around second base on his way to third and would score on Micah Harpers hit in the bottom of the fifth inning that tied the score at 2-2.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Micah Harper scores the winning run on a pass ball at home plate in the bottom of the fifth inning that put Ewa Beach up 3-2 over Pearl City.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Dylan Nakahara closes it out for Ewa Beach in the top of the sixth inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City and Ewa Beach players congratulate one another on a great game played between the two ball clubs in the District 7 Little League 9-10 year old Tournament. 

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Ewa Beach teammates celebrate their hard earned victory over Pearl City.