Central East Maui triumphs 3-1

Central East Maui scored all three of its runs in the fifth inning for a 3-1 victory over Waipio in the Little League Majors (11-12) Division State Tournament on Sunday at Pride Field on Oahu.

Central East Maui’s Kaeo Kamau pitched 5 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts, and Kevin Varner Jr. recorded the final two outs for the save.

CEM scored on Sebastian Beaudoin’s RBI single, a bases-loaded walk by Connor Palmeira and Varner’s sacrifice fly.

CEM will play Honolulu today at 3 p.m. Honolulu beat CEM 6-0 on Saturday.

Central East Maui must win to force a winner-take-all game on Tuesday.


Tanner Moran, Lii (5) and Seth Garcia. Kaeo Kamau, Kevin Varner Jr. (6) and Mochi Dukelow. W-Kamau. L-Lii. S-Varner Jr.