Waipio forces rematch with Central for Majors championship

Central Maui suffered its first loss at the Little League Majors (11-12) Division state tournament on Tuesday, falling 1-0 to Waipio at Kilauea District Park on Oahu.

The teams will meet again today for the championship. Maui had opened with three consecutive wins.

Maui’s Kainalu Kaililau and Waipio’s Shaydon Kubo each pitched three-hitters.

Waipio scored in the second inning – Blake Hirake led off with a double, advanced on wild pitch and came home on a passed ball.