BeachBoys in HWB title game
Ken Matsuoka threw seven shutout innings and the Waikiki BeachBoys clinched a spot in today's Hawaii Winter Baseball championship game with a 6-3 win over the Honolulu Sharks at Hans L'Orange Field yesterday.
Mets prospect Dan Murphy provided Waikiki with all of the offense it would need with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Justin Sellers went 3-for-4 for the BeachBoys.
Braves farmhand Tyler Flowers hit a home run for the Sharks.
The BeachBoys will meet the North Shore Honu in the title game today at 6 p.m. at Hans L'Orange Field.
The Honu tuned up with a 7-3 win over the West Oahu CaneFires last night. Mat Gamel and Daniel Worth each drove in a pair of runs for North Shore.
Wilson wins with eagle
PGA Tour professional Dean Wilson eagled the final hole to steal a victory away from Joe Phengsavath and John Lynch yesterday at the Hawaii State Open at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course.
Wilson and Phengsavath were tied at 7 under going into the final hole looking up at John Lynch's 8 under in the clubhouse. But Wilson eagled the hole to win, while Phengsavath settled for a birdie and a tie for second with Lynch.
Wilson, Phengsavath and fourth-place finisher Bradley Shigezawa shot even-par 72s yesterday. Shigezawa took low amateur honors with a 210, while Wilson paced the field with a 207. Larry Stubblefield won the senior division by a stroke over Leland Lindsay, and Cyd Okino defended her women's title by six strokes over Nicole Sakamoto.
Wilson earned $7,500 for the win and donated the check to the Oahu Junior Golf Association.
Lajola wins Futures tournament
Dennis Lajola of Aiea beat Shane La Port to win the singles draw of the Honolulu Futures tennis tournament at the UH Tennis Complex yesterday.
Lajola dropped the first set, but responded to win the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Lajola, who had competed on the Junior Pro circuit for the past five years, is awaiting approval from the NCAA to join the University of Hawaii men's team.
Carsten Ball and Rylan Rizza denied the Hawaii team of Ikaika Jobe and Brad Lum-Tucker in the doubles final, 7-6 (7), 7-5.