Manoa Black beats PC Thunder 14-5 to win Hawaii Cal Ripken 12U State Baseball Championship

Jun 16, 2015 | PC Sports

Manoa Black captured the 2015 Cal Ripken 12U Minors State Baseball Championship title over the Pearl City Thunder 14-5 on Sunday, June 14 at Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) in Waipio.

Tyler Keanini earned the win for Manoa Black. Keanini was also named MB's Player of the Game by OC Sports who televised live broadcasts of both the Thunder vs. Dirty Birds semifinal and championship game on Sunday.

Michael Yamaguchi was named Player of Game for the Thunder.

Both teams will represent Hawaii in the Cal Ripken West Regional play in Arizona in Mid-July.

Thunder's loss to Manoa Black snapped a 21 game 2015 win streak.



                                1   2   3   4   5   6   F

Manoa Black (5-1)       3   3   0   6   1   1   14

Thunder (5-1)             1   0   3   1   0   0     5

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Tyler Keanini earned the win for Manoa Black. Keanini was

also named Manoa Black's Player of the Game by OC Sports.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Michael "Chansten" Morgia got the start for the Thunder.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Michael Yamaguchi played a big role in leading the Thunder at the plate throughout the

state championship tournament. Yamaguchi is pictured here driving in the Thunder's first run

of the ball game in the bottom of the first inning against Manoa. Yamaguchi also came up big

in the Thunder's semifinal win over the Ewa Beach Dirty Birds 9-8 in seven innings.

Yamaguchi was also recognized by OC Sports as the Thunder's Player of the Game in

both live broadcast of the semifinal and championship games.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Kalae Harrison blasted a RBI triple in the top of the first inning to give Manoa Black an early 1-0 lead.