Honolulu beats New York with power and pitching in Little League World Series

  • GENE J. PUSKAR / AP Honolulu's Jaron Lancaster delivered Friday in the first inning against Massapequa, NY, of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

    GEN J. PUSKAR / AP

    Honolulu’s Jaron Lancaster delivered on Friday in the first inning against Massapequa, NY, of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

  • GENE J. PUSKAR / AP Honolulu's Jaron Lancaster made a solo homerun to Massapequa, NY's Danny Fregara during the third inning of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Friday.

    GEN J. PUSKAR / AP

    Jaron Lancaster of Honolulu made a solo homerun to Danny Fregara of Massapequa, NY during the third inning of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Friday.

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.


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