Maui Advances to Little League World Series U.S. Championship
Coming into Wednesday, Virginia, the Southeast Region Champions at this year's Little League World Series had not allowed a single hit all tournament. Central East Maui was looking to change that.
The West Region Champs from Wailuku broke that streak early. Nakea Kahalehau made contact to get on base in the very first inning. Hawaii tacked on five runs in that first frame.
Virginia challenged the West region champs in the third inning, scoring six runs. The score was tied at eight runs a piece till Shiloh Gilliland of Maui knocked an RBI in the fourth inning.
The West showed off their hot bats again in the fifth inning adding three more runs. Central East Maui defeated Virginia on Wednesday 12-9. Hawaii finished with 13 hits in the win.
Next, Hawaii faces the winner of Thursday's game between Louisiana and Virginia for this year's Little League World Series U.S. championship game. First pitch on Saturday for the national title is set for 9:30 a.m. Hawaii time on KITV.
Hawaii teams are now 8-0 in the Little League World Series dating back to 2018.
Stay with KITV for reports from Williamsport all week long.