POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 01:55 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2010
Sunday » 8/22/10
WORLD SERIES JOURNEYA game-by-game look at how Waipio climbed back from the verge of elimination to win the U.S. championship and reach the world title game.
Wednesday » 8/25/10
After having a couple of days off, Waipio managed its most unlikely victory in the elimination run. Despite delivering only one hit, the Waipio boys stayed alive with a 6-4 victory over Hamilton, Ohio. Down 4-0 entering the bottom of the fourth, Waipio rallied for six runs. The key blast was a three-run homer off the bat of Matthew Campos.
Thursday » 8/26/10
After losing to the team from Georgia the first time around, ace Waipio pitcher Noah Shackles felt like he had let his team down. "The first time, I wasn't mentally there." Well, that wasn't the case in the rematch, as he helped Waipio to a 7-4 victory over the team from Columbus, Ga., setting up the rubber game between the two American teams.
Friday » 8/27/10
The third time was definitely the charm for the Waipio youngsters. Much like they did in the West Region, they avenged their first-round loss to Georgia with a resounding 12-5 victory that sent Waipio into the United States final against Pearland, Texas. Despite trailing 4-0 to Georgia ace Jacob Pate, Waipio scored four in the third to key the big win.
Saturday » 8/28/10
After securing four unlikely elimination wins, Waipio got the fifth with a 10-0 shellacking of Pearland, Texas, that led to a five-inning mercy-rule victory. Kaho'ea Akau went 3-for-3 and Noah Shackles was 2-for-2 -- including a two-run homer to straight-away center that gave the local lads a 4-0 lead they wouldn't relinquish. It was their biggest win of the series.