Hawaii holds off defending champ Aruba

Posted Aug. 15, 2011, at 10:19 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 16, 2011, at 12:21 a.m.

BANGOR — Three relievers hurled 3⅓ innings of three-hit scoreless ball and Chayce Kaaua had a pair of singles and scored a pair of runs as Hilo, Hawaii, held on for a 4-3 victory over defending champ and Latin America representative San Nicolas, Aruba, at Mansfield Stadium Monday night.

Hilo, the U.S. West champion, is now 2-0 in Pool B play while Aruba fell to 1-1.

Aruba will face 1-0 U.S. Central champ Midland, Mich., on Tuesday at 1 p.m. while Hilo will take on 0-1 Asia-Pacific champ Tanauan City, Philippines, at 8 p.m.

Hilo took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a Kaaua single, a wild pitch, Kean Wong’s single and a wild pitch.

Hilo extended the lead to 4-0 in the third inning.

Kaaua singled, moved to second on an errant pickoff and scored on Korin Medeiros’ single.

Following a fielder’s choice, a walk and a stolen base, Kodi Medeiros and Kaimana Moike delivered RBI singles.

Aruba scored three in the bottom of the third on two walks, Chad Tromp’s two-run triple and Marc Danies’ RBI single.

Moike went 3⅔ innings, allowing two hits, five walks and all three runs. Davey Camacho picked up his second straight win with 1⅔ innings of two-hit relief, Quintin Torres-Costa hurled ⅔ of an inning and Kodi Medeiros picked up the save with an inning of one-hit relief.

Wong and Korin and Kodi Medeiros joined Kaaua with two hits each.

Tromp had a single to go with his triple for Aruba.

<span class=”Sports_agate_baseball”>U.S. West 103 000 0 — 4 9 2</span>

<span class=”Sports_agate_baseball”>Latin America 003 000 0 — 3 5 1</span>

<span class=”Sports_agate”>Moike, Camacho (4), Torres-Costa (6), Kodi Medeiros (7) and Matson; Kwadami, Rangel (3), Didder (7) and Tromp</span>

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Michigan 7, Florida 5</span>

Midland, Mich., broke a tie game with two unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning Monday and held on for a 7-5 victory over Palm Bay, Fla.

Michigan overcame an early two-run deficit with five runs in the second. Chase Toland highlighted the inning with a three-run triple, scoring Travis Walker, Robert Ellebracht and Elliot Digison. Michael Wright chipped in with an RBI single, driving in Toland.

Florida answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a two-run single by Matthew Meyer. Palm Bay then tied the game on an RBI double by C.J. Goldsmith in the third.

In the top of the seventh, Midland capitalized on three Palm Bay errors. Walker knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly which scored Logan Madill. Matt Somers added the insurance run with an RBI single.

<span class=”Sports_agate_baseball”>Michigan 050 000 2 — 7 6 0</span>

<span class=”Sports_agate_baseball”>Florida 221 000 0 — 5 5 6</span>

<span class=”Sports_agate”>Madill, Cassidy (2), Singer (6); Meyer, Tolle (2), Clevenger (6) and Korte</span>

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Maryland 15, Montreal 2</span>

At Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Dustin Jones and Chris Bramble drove in four runs each as Talbot County, Md., cruised past Montreal, Quebec, in six innings.

Bramble capped an eight-run sixth inning for Talbot County with a grand slam. Jones hit a two-run single in the first inning and added a two-run single in the eighth.

Brian Delaney and Brian Shaw combined to allow two runs on four hits for the winners.

Oliver Singson hit a solo home run in the sixth for Montreal. Liam Wyatt chipped in with a double and a single.

<span class=”Sports_agate_baseball”>Maryland 231 018 — 15 14 2</span>

<span class=”Sports_agate_baseball”>Montreal 100 001 — 2 4 5</span>

<span class=”Sports_agate”>Delaney, Shaw (3) and Slaughenhoupt; Wyatt, Vargas, Hopkins, Lall, Zapata, Dupuis-Solliec and Carmel</span>

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