Honolulu’s Ryan Keanu settled down after giving up a leadoff home run to pitch six strong innings to lead his team to a 9-1 victory over Connecticut to open the Little League World Series today in South Williamsport, Pa.
Keanu allowed just one hit after Arlen Peyman started the first game of the Little League World Series with a home run, giving his team plenty of time to score nine unanswered runs.
Kekoa Payanal went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and Kaikea Patoc-Young and Chasen Uyetake each added two-run singles for Honolulu, which scored four runs in the second and fourth innings.
Keanu finished with no walks and seven strikeouts to earn the complete game victory.
Honolulu will play again Sunday at 5 a.m. Hawaii time on ESPN.
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