Hawaii falls 1 run
short of World Series
Hawaii rallied but could not come all the way back, losing 7-6 to Nevada in the championship game of the American Legion West Regional at Las Vegas yesterday.
Nevada will represent the region at the American Legion World Series at Danville, Va., beginning Friday.
Hawaii was behind 7-1 after six innings, but scored two runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings to pull within two.
Jeffrey Mizokawa singled home Grant Yamaguchi to bring Hawaii within one and put runners on first and second with just one out.
Hawaii stranded the runners, though, when Ryan Asato and Ryan Leong struck out to end the game.
Ryan Basco pitched 7 1/3 innings and took the loss. Jonathan Hee, Keven Whalen, Blake Kaneshiro and Troy Hanzawa all paired hits for Hawaii.
Hawaii (25-3-1) lost to Nevada (44-9) twice in the tournament.
Original Ironman returns to OahuThe sport of Triathlon returns to its roots Aug. 25, when 30 athletes gather on San Souci Beach in Waikiki to retrace the original course.
The original Ironman Triathlon was held in 1978, starting at San Souci Beach with 15 competitors. The race has since become a worldwide event called the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, and it's held each October on the Big Island.