Pearl City advanced in the Hawaii Little League Majors District 7 Tournament with a 20-2 blowout over Waipahu on Sunday, June 30 at Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) in Waipio. The game was called after four complete innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. It was the second win in a row for Pearl City that ended early due to the 10-run mercy rule. Pearl City beat Waialua 17-0 on Saturday.
Cade Halemanu, Joey "Cello" Casarez, and Shawn Iwane pitched for Pearl City in the win over Waipahu.
Jonston Viloria and Javin Barcenilla took the mound for Waipahu.
Pearl City pounded out thirteen hits while holding Waipahu to two hits.
With the win over Waipahu, Pearl City advances in the tournament and will face MKH today at CORP with first pitch scheduled for 3:00pm.
Pearl City is 2-1 in tournament play. After an opening round 7-6 loss in extra innings to Ewa Beach, Pearl City has outscored their opponents 37-2.
Waipahu (1-2) was eliminated from the double elimination format tournament with the loss to Pearl City.
Caleb Young got on base with a one out single into centerfield off of Waipahu starting pitcherJonston Viloria. Next batter Joey "Cello" Casarez hit an infield grounder moving Young to second base. Brayden Nomura came is a pinch runner for Young at second base. Michael Yanagi got hit by a pitch loading the bases with one out. Cade Halemanu hit an RBI single scoring Nomura from third base. Next batter Carter Hirano stroked a 2 RBI double to right field scoring Casarez and Yanagi. Pearl City took a 3-0 lead with one out. Chaesten Chon got on base with a bunt single to load the bases. Christian Pacrem popped out for the second out of the inning. Halemanu scored the fourth run of the inning on a pass ball at the plate. Hirano scored on a steal from third base. Rayson Carriaga popped out to the catcher for the third out.
Pearl City scored five runs on three hits with one runner left on base.
Pearl City 5-0
(Cello Casarez came into the game in relief of starter Cade Halemanu to start the second inning)
Mayson Foumai got on base on a dropped pop up to lead off the top of the inning. Next batter Caleb Young lined a single to centerfield that advanced Foumai to second base. Pearl City had runners on first and second with no outs. Brayden Nomura got hit by a pitch to load the bases. Michael Englar entered the game as pinch hitter. Englar struck out for the first out of the inning. Pinch hitter Matthew Valencia hit an RBI infield grounder that scored Foumai from third base. Carter Hirano hit an RBI single scoring Young from third base. Pearl City had runners on first and second with one out. Runners advanced to second and third on a pass ball at the plate. Chaesten Chon hit a 2 RBI double scoring Valencia and Hirano. Pearl City took a 9-0 lead. Christian Pacrem hit an RBI single to left field scoring Chon from second base. Next batter Rayson Carriaga got on base with a single and advanced to second base on the play. Pacrem advanced to third base. Shawn Iwane walked to load the bases. Caleb Young stepped up to the plate and stroked a 2 RBI double that scored Pacrem and Carriaga. Next batter Brayden Nomura hit an RBI single to left field scoring Iwane from third base. Michael Yanagi hit an RBI infield grounder that scored Young from third base. Nomura scored after a pickoff attempt at third base got past the third baseman allowing Nomura to score the run of the ball game for Pearl City. Yanagi made it third base on the play. Next batter Matthew Valencia drove in Yanagi from third base with an RBI single. Carter hit an RBI double into left field scoring Valencia. Waipahu made a pitching change bringing in Javin Barcenilla in relief of Jonston Viloria with the score 17-0. Chaesten Chon jumped on Barcenilla with an RBI single to right field that scored Hirano from third base. Christian Pacrem hit a single to center field moving Chon to second base. Next batter Nohealani Hee lined a shot to the shortstop that was caught for the third out.
Pearl City scored thirteen runs on nine hits with two runners left on base.
Pearl City 18-0.
Caleb Young got on base with an infield grounder with one out.Next batter Cello Casarez flied out to right field for the second out. Young advanced to second base on a pass ball at the plate. Michael Englar got on base with a single into right field. Young moved up to third base. Pearl City had runners on first and third with one out. Englar took second base on a steal. Cade Halemanu hit an infield grounder scoring Young from third base. Englar scored from third base on an RBI single by Carter Hirano. Chaesten Chon lined out to center field for the third out.
Pearl City scored two runs on two hits with two runners left on base
Pearl City 20-0
Matthew Fiesta got on base with a single and advanced second base on the play. Next batter walked. Pearl City made a pitching change bringing Shawn Iwane in relief of Cello Casarez with no outs and runners on first and second. Next batter popped up for the first out of the inning. Next batter Michael Bucao hit a single into left field that loaded the bases. Iwane hit Gabriel Ballesteros with a pitch that scored Fiesta from third base. Next batter Jonston Viloria hit an RBI single scoring the runner from third base. Next batter struck out for the second out of the inning. Iwane got Javin Barcenilla to ground out for the third out.
Waipahu scored two runs on to two hits with two runners left on base.
Pearl City 20-2.
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Carter Hirano pictured stealing home in the top of the second inning. The Plate Umpire calls Hirano
safe at home.
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Pearl City's Christian Pacrem slides in safely at third base in the top of the third inning. Pacrem would
later score on Caleb Young's 2 RBI double.