Williamsport, Pa. Honolulu used power and pitching to beat no-hit and run-rule Massapequa of New York 12-0 in five innings in the Little League World Series here on Friday.
Kekoa Pinal led off with a homer in the first inning and added another in the fourth. Jaron Lancaster, the starting pitcher, also homered, as did Isaiah Wong, who knocked in a three-run fifth.
Pinal, Lancaster, Wong and Cama Angel each had two hits for Honolulu, which plays against Pearland, Texas, on Monday at 1 p.m.
Lancaster played three impressive innings and struck out seven. He threw 49 pitches, making him eligible to pitch Monday. Cohen Sakamoto, who started Wednesday’s 11-1 win over Bonney Lake, Wash., struck out four over the final two innings to complete a no-hitter.
The no-hitter was the first by a Hawaii team in the Little League World Series.
Honolulu scored singles in the first, second and third, followed by three in the fourth and six in the fifth.Topics #Honolulu #Little League World Series #New York