Hawaii Wins 2008 Little League World Series

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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.

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