Honolulu used strength and pitching on Friday to defeat New York’s Massapequa 12-0 in five innings in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Kekoa Payanal led off the top of the first inning with a homer and added another in the fourth. Jaron Lancaster, the starting pitcher, also homered, as did Esaiah Wong, who hit a three-run blast in the fifth.
Payanal, Lancaster, Wong and Kama Angell each had two hits for Honolulu, which advanced to a game Monday against Pearland, Texas, at 1 PM.
Lancaster threw three dominant innings and struckout seven. He threw 49 pitches, which enable him to pitch on Monday. Cohen Sakamoto, who started Wednesday’s 11-1 win over Bonney Lake, Wash., relieved the no-hitter and finished the last two innings with four strikeouts.
The no-hitter was the first of a Hawaii team in the Little League World Series.
Honolulu scored singles in the first, second and third inning, then added three in the four and six in the fifth.