Posted at 10:03 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2006
Pearl City juniors advance to World Series
Advertiser StaffPearl City won two games Thursday to win the Little League Juniors Division (ages 13-14) West Regional at Beaverton, Ore.
Pearl City advances to the World Series in Taylor, Mich., Aug. 13 to 19, for the third consecutive year.
In the championship game, Pearl City scored four in the first inning and three more in the second in a 8-3 win over Arizona. Robert Brown pitched a five-hitter with two walks and six strikeouts.
Pearl City routed Nevada in the semifinals, 13-0 in five innings, behind a three-hitter by Shayne Nakata. Pearl City sent 12 batters to the plate in a nine-run fourth inning.
Ahwatukee American of Phoenix defeated Waipi'o, 8-3, to advance to the championship game of the Little League Major (11- and 12-year-olds) West Regional Thursday at San Bernardino, Calif.
The Arizona representative meets Northern California Saturday. The regional winner advances to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., starting Aug. 18.
Waipi'o finished 2-3 in the West Regional.
Last year, West O'ahu Little League became the first Hawai'i team to win the Little League Majors World Series.
Kalani defeated Taylorsville, Utah, 10-3, in the first game of the American Legion (19-under) Western Regional in Albuquerque, N.M. Kalani faces Las Vegas Friday in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. Las Vegas defeated Las Cruces, N.M., 8-6, on Thursday.