The Massapequa Coast Little League crew was proven no mercy — at the very least till the tip — by its opponent in its Little League World Sequence opener Friday night time in South Williamsport, Pa.
Honolulu Little League began the sport with a literal bang and tossed a mixed no-hitter in a 12-0 trouncing of the Lengthy Island membership.
Honolulu’s Keko Payanal rounds first after hitting a two-run dwelling run off Massapequa’s , Danny Fregara (5) through the fourth inning Friday night time. AP
Honolulu’s Jaron Lancaster, proper, rounds first after hitting a solo dwelling run off Massapequa’s Danny Fregara (5) through the third inning Friday night time.AP
The sport ended by mercy rule after the fifth inning, as Honolulu scored in every body.Honolulu’s leadoff hitter, shortstop Kekoa Payanal, knocked pitcher Joey Lionetti’s third pitch of the sport over the left-field wall for a house run, giving his squad a fast 1-0 lead.Within the second inning, first baseman Tau Purcell drove dwelling Cohen Sakamoto with an RBI single to provide Hawaii a 2-0 benefit.
Initially, Massapequa staved off a possible offensive onslaught with first rate outfield protection.
Heading into the third inning, they changed their ace, Lionetti, on the mound with Danny Fregara, within the first of three pitching adjustments.
Honolulu’s star pitcher Jaron Lancaster had seven strikeouts in simply three innings earlier than he gave method to Sakamoto, who completed the sport.
Lancaster led off the third inning with a house run over the center-field wall making it 3-0.Within the fourth inning, Honolulu scored three runs. Payanal related for his second dwelling run, a two-run shot. Lancaster tripled to deep heart, then scored on a wild pitch to make the rating 6-0.
Within the prime of the fifth, Lancaster added an RBI on a sacrifice fly because the Honolulu juggernaut added six extra runs, with, formally saying aloha — for the night time anyway.
Massapequa will play its subsequent recreation within the double-elimination event on Sunday (2 p.m., ABC) in opposition to the winner of a Saturday night time recreation between the groups from Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Middleboro, Mass.
Honolulu will get to relaxation till Monday night time, when it faces the crew from Pearland, Texas.