Today's Paper She initially was ruled safe, but the call was overturned after a video review. Lisan Marie Mudong has collected six RBIs in the tournament, while Eliana DeRego and Kamalani Doctor each have three. Antoque then scored on an error, and Sniffen came home on a fielder’s choice. Honolulu rode a nine-run fourth inning to a 12-8 victory over West Side, relegating the Big Islanders to a tougher route to a title. Honolulu pulled even in the second when Lexi Muramoto lifted a blooper just over third base that brought in Marley Spencer. | 77.297°. It seemed to be easy sailing early against Honolulu after building a 3-1 cushion, but the big inning was a stunner for the West Siders. Sniffen finished 4-for-4 at the plate, with two doubles to go along with her homer. When not doing the essentials like playing, practicing, eating and sleeping at Little League Western Region Headquarters this year, Hawaii’s 11- and 12-year-old state champions have chosen to hang back at the hotel with family and friends and escape the pressures of the tournament. “Hopefully (against) NorCal I can hit my spots, throw strikes, and we can take an early lead.”. It’s a plan that has helped Hawaii – which defeated Washington 4-0 in the Little League Softball West Region semifinals at Al Houghton Stadium on Thursday – … Gold Coast are the defending champions at the event and are looking to earn a second consecutive berth to the Little League World Series, which will be held in Sussex County, Delaware, from July 29 to Aug. 4. 500 Ala Moana Blvd. West Side came out hot, but a big inning from Honolulu proved too much to handle at the Little League Major Division (10-12 year olds) state tournament in Naalehu. The top five hitters in Honolulu’s lineup combined to go 7-for-15 and accounted for all of the team’s runs. She hasn’t walked a batter. DAVID BALL / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER. By West Hawaii Today | Sunday, July 21, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Gold Coast has been unstoppable so far at the Little League Softball Western Regional in Montana. But Honolulu struggled to get the bats going under the lights Monday night, waiting until the sixth inning to put across its only run when Mariah Antoque came home on the only error of the game. Copyright © 2020 StarAdvertiser.com. Or, contact our editors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more. “Jenna’s hitting and pitching was key for us today, and our defense supported her with some good plays out there,” Honolulu manager Chad Willing said after the Thursday game. The Honolulu all-stars saw their season come to an unexpected end Monday night with a 4-1 loss to the Europe-Africa champs out of Milano, Italy, in the late quarterfinal game at the Little League Softball World Series. However, it wouldn’t be enough to pull off the comeback win. Already a subscriber? They rebounded with a five-run inning of their own, punctuated by a Kingston Lee home run. Leadoff hitter Nikki Chong made a pest of herself on the base paths, reaching base twice and scoring twice in her first two plate appearances. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Gold Coast continues the tournament Sunday with a pair of games against Washington and Montana. The squad’s closest game was a 3-1 win over host, Garden City Little League, also known as ZooTown. Hit by the first pitch of the game, Chong proceeded to steal two bases before scoring the game’s first run on a throwing error. It’s a plan that has helped Hawaii – which defeated Washington 4-0 in the Little League Softball West Region semifinals at Al Houghton Stadium on Thursday – to be the team creating the pressure. West Side advanced to the tournament by winning both of its games at the district tournament by a combined score of 20-0. The West Region Champion Little League team from Wailuku participates in the opening ceremony of the 2019 Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., today. Sage Lorson followed with a sacrifice fly down the right-field line that allowed Reidy to race home for a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Williamsport would push across two runs in each of the last two innings and had the tying run at first base when Ho scooped up a ground ball on the right side and made the toss to first base to end the game. “I noticed that the ball was going down so I stole second base and third base, and then their catcher overthrew it so I just ran home,” Chong said. Alexa Carino, Kendall Harris, Rylee Gillespie and Alauna Kelly each had one hit and scored twice for Northern California, and Haylee Prather allowed one earned run and struck out one in a complete game effort. Enjoy this free story! Nikki Chong led off the sixth inning with a double to left field, but Italy threw her out trying for home during the next at-bat.