Central East Maui loses at Majors regional

Central East Maui dropped to 0-2 at the Little League Majors Division West Regional after a 3-0 loss Sunday to Belmont, Calif.

Central East Maui’s Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Belmont’s Nicolas Lopez pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts.

Belmont (2-0) scored one run in the second inning and two in the fifth.

Central East Maui will play Las Vegas today and will conclude pool play on Wednesday against Chandler, Ariz.

The top four squads in the six-team regional advance to the semifinals, which start Friday.