Waipio beats Pearl City 9-3 to win the 9 & 10 District 7 Little League Championship

Jun 13, 2013 | PC Sports

 

Waipio captured the 2013 Hawaii Little League District 7 Tournament Championship for 9 & 10 year olds on Wednesday, June 12 after defeating Pearl City 9-3 at Whitmore Field in Wahiawa. The win advanced Waipio to the state tournament to be played on Kauai from June 21-25.

Waipio hurlers Vincent Ogasawara and Sage Manuel Koahou worked the hill in championship win over Pearl City.

Pearl City sent four pitchers into action in the loss; Michael Yamaguchi, Pinemua Epenesa, Taylor Au and Mark Moreno.

Pearl City got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Waipio bats took care of business in the top of the second inning scoring six runs on five hits to take a 6-1 lead.

Pearl City came back in the bottom of the third inning scoring two runs to close within three runs at 6-3.

Waipio scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to build up a 9-3.

A gutsy Pearl City squad loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning but failed to bring across any runs.

 
Congratulations to the Waipio 2013 Hawaii Little League District 7 Tournament Champions!
 
Also, congratulations to the Pearl City team and their supporters for a great tournament!

 

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Vincent Ogasawara earned the win for Waipio. Ogasawara pictured on the mound in the bottom of

the third inning.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Taylor Au was one of three Pearl City relief pitchers called into action against Waipio in the

championship game.