Maui falls apart late at Big League regional
Maui allowed four runs in the top of the seventh inning and lost 6-5 to Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the Little League Big League (ages 15-18) West Regional in Bremerton, Wash., on Thursday.
Maui's Makana Victorine batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Gabe Gunter drew three walks and scored twice.
Maui (2-1 in pool play) beat Thousand Oaks (3-1) 4-3 in eight inning on Tuesday. Both teams are assured of reaching the semifinals.
Maui will face West Puget Sound, Wash., today at 9 a.m. Hawaii time in the teams' pool-play finale.
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF., 6, MAUI 5
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Colten Follett, Johnny Torisian (3), Jessie Aucelluzzo (5) and Brayden Hubert; Josh Nobriga, Noah Apolo (6), David Rapanot (7), Micah Richardson (7) and Makana Victorine. W- Aucelluzzo. L-Rapanot. 3B-Thousand Oaks: Aucelluzzo; Maui: Callen Beeson.
Leading hitters-TO: Aucelluzzo 2-4. Maui: Victorine 2-3, 2 runs; Gabe Gunter 2 runs.
Isagawa eliminated in third round of Publinks
Wailuku's Cassy Isagawa was eliminated in the third round of match play during the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship on Thursday at DuPont, Wash.
The Baldwin High School alumnus beat T.J. Kliebphipat of Panorama City, Calif., in 19 holes in her second-round match at the Home Course.
Isagawa then fell to Fumie (Alice) Jo of the People's Republic of China 4 and 2 later in the day.
Calibuso-Kwee tied for 44th at Callaway golf
Wailuku's Lana Calibuso-Kwee shot an 8-over-par 81 in the girls 11-12 division during the third round of the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships on Thursday at San Diego.
Calibuso-Kwee was tied for 44th at 24-over 243 at Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort.
Karah Sanford (69) of Escondido, Calif., and Yealimi Noh (76) of Concord, Calif., led at 5-under 214.
Chiarella an alternate for U.S. Amateur
Alex Chiarella of Makawao is the second alternate from Hawaii for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament after he fired rounds of 72 and 67 at a qualifier held Wednesday and Thursday at Mililani Golf Club.
Chiarella, a Seabury Hall graduate, finished third behind Kyosuke Kevin Hara of Honolulu, who grabbed the lone qualifying spot at 136. Kaneohe's Alika Bell is the first alternate after a 138.
Other Mauians in the qualifying field were Kahului's Kyeton Littel and Lahaina's Aaron Kunitomo, who tied for ninth at 146; Justin Arcano of Wailuku tied for 17th at 150; Wailuku's Lucas Park tied for 23rd at 160; and Stephen Senior of Lahaina tied for 26th at 166.
Longboard should be first to finish Vic-Maui
Longboard, a Riptide 35 Mark II yacht out of Vancouver, British Columbia, was 46 miles from the finish line in Kaanapali at 5 p.m. Thursday and was expected to be the first to finish the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race just before midnight.
Longboard is skippered by Peter Salusbury out of West Vancouver Yacht Club.
New Haven, a Ker 46 yacht skippered by John Kerrigan out of Port Madison Yacht Club in Bainbridge Island, Wash., was 156 miles from the finish line, which is off the Aston Kaanapali Shores, at 5 p.m. Thursday - it is expected in today.
The official winner will be determined by corrected time, where New Haven has an advantage between the top two boats.
The 2,308-nautical mile race started July 3 in Victoria, British Columbia.