VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Central East Maui Junior (13-14) All-Stars qualified for the semifinals of the Junior League Western Regional despite a loss in their final pool-play game on Sunday.
Central East Maui lost 5-4 to Yuma, Ariz., West after giving up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
On Saturday, Maui beat Juneau, Alaska, 8-3, behind the pitching of Kristian Gililand and Linden Kanamu.
Maui went 3-1 in pool play. Semifinals begin Tuesday. The tournament winner will advance to the Junior League World Series, scheduled for Aug. 12-18 in Taylor, Mich.