Maui falls one win short of regional title
Maui lost to San Marcos, Calif., in the winner-take-all final of the Pony Mustang baseball West Regional tournament on Sunday at Los Alamitos, Calif.
Maui beat San Marcos 9-8 to force the second final, then lost 8-7.
In the first game, Maui’s Jarrett Harper hit two homers, including a two-run shot during a three-run sixth inning to make it 9-6.
Harper finished 3-for-3 with four RBIs, Haku Dudoit went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Reyn Okita and Tiger Caulford each had two hits.
In the second game, Maui fell behind 8-1 before scoring two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth.
The game ended on a lineout to shortstop with the bases loaded.
Okita and Dudoit each had two hits for Maui, which finished 5-2 in the tournament.
San Marcos will play in the World Series in Burleson, Texas.