CEMLL loses 9-8 to Kaneohe in state opener

The Central East Maui Little League (11-12) All-Stars lost their opener, 9-8 to Kaneohe, at the Hawaii State Little League Tournament at Waimea Ball Field on the Big Island.

Maui trailed 9-3 going to the top of the sixth and final inning before a five-run rally capped by Dawson Tokishi’s three-run homer with one out. But the next two batters grounded out and flied out to end the game.

Haku Dudoit was 2-for-4 at the plate for the Maui County district champions.

Maui plays an elimination game today at 2:30 p.m.