Honolulu beats Grosse Point Woods at Little League World Series

The Maui News

Honolulu defeated Grosse Point Woods 8-3 Sunday to move one win away from a spot in the U.S. championship of the Little League World Series.

Grosse Point Woods, Mich., took a 1-0 lead after the first inning, but Honolulu mounted a furious comeback, scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning to take control of the game.

Honolulu was led by Aukai Kea, who went 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Honolulu sent out five pitchers throughout the game, pitching four shutout innings before giving up two runs in the sixth.

Honolulu will now face Staten Island, N.Y., on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. HST. The game will be televised on ESPN.