August 26, 2008

Hawaii Wins 2008 Little League World Series

Hawaii celebrates victory this year as the youngsters from Waipahu(Waipi'o) Little rocked the Matamoros, Mexico team, winning this year's Little League world Series Championship in South Williamsport, Pa.

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The Hawaiian team headed by one of their leading hitter and third baseman, Pikai Winchester did a really god job during the innings, but the main event of the game was 2nd baseman Tanner Tokunaga hitting 2 homeruns for the team against Matamoros' pitcher Sergio Rodriguez.

Waipahu's number 8 Iolana Akau also scored a homerun and made an incredible diving catch despite of his left elbow fracture. Starting pictcher and Filipino-American Caleb Duhay made
51/3 strikeout pitches for the win.

Fil-Am Caleb Duhay pitches for his team against Mexico

Considered one of the underdog of all Little League teams, the Waipahu team did their best and played with thier heads up.

A little trivia for this team: almost half of the Waipahu little league team are of Filipino descent. Want to know? They are:
Team Catcher Keelen Obedoza and Outfielders Jedd Andrade, Jordan Ulep and Matthew Yap.