2014 Winter Bash Mustang Results

Pictured from Left to Right in team photo: Keamalu Baclig, Carson Kawaguchi, Mason Hirata, Devin Saltiban, Spencer Yoshizumi, Keahi Hisashima, Dante Medeiros, Brock Malani, Kedren Kinzie, Makakoa Auwae and Aiden Shikuma.

Pictured from Left to Right:                                                                                             Keamalu Baclig, Carson Kawaguchi,  Mason Hirata,  Devin Saltiban, Spencer Yoshizumi,  Keahi Hisashima,  Dante Medeiros,  Brock Malani,  Kedren Kinzie, Makakoa Auwae, & Aiden Shikuma.

2014 Winter Bash Results

Mustang Division Pool Play

Game 1
Hui ‘Aumākua (12)
RBI  (3)

Game 2
Hui ‘Aumākua (18)
Alaka’i  (6)

Championship Round

Quarterfinals
Hui ‘Aumākua (19)
Waiākea Uka (2)

Semi-Finals
Hui ‘Aumākua (11)
Lil Soljahs (1)

Championship
Hui ‘Aumākua (9)
Alaka’i (7)

Our Hui Mustangs took a break from any competitive action for about a month, due to fundraising duties and just to get some much needed rest from baseball activity, but it was time to lace it up and turn it ON once again!  It was evident that there was some rust in our game as coach needed to “light a fire under some of them”, if you know what I mean!!!  As the tournament went on, our Hui boys started to hit their stride!  In pool play, we opened up against a young, but talented RBI team!  Game ended in a time limit final of 12-3!  Next opponent was a tough Alaka’i team from Kona!  They kept us in check for 3 innings as we found ourselves down 6-0 going into the top of the 4th!  It was a good wake up call as our kids finally found themselves down and had to fight their way back!  A few base runners here, a few hits there, and the next thing we knew, we were up 18-6 and finished it off with a TKO win!  Sunday night was our first game of the championship round against Waiakea Uka!  Uka came out ready to play, but our Hui boys firepower was just too much ending the game in a TKO 19-2!  The semi-finals took place Monday morning with a rematch of the championship game of the Veterans day tournament between Hui and Lil Soljahs!  Hui wasted no time in ending the game in a 4 inning TKO, 11-1!  The title game was set for 1 pm on Monday between Alaka’i and Hui!  A see-saw battle in the beginning led to a nail-biter as we entered the bottom of the 5th, with Hui leading 6-5 and looking for an insurance run when the excitement entered the Little League Field at Walter Victor!  The crowd went crazy as the Hui boys hit a 2-run Homerun and a solo Homerun to take a 9-5 advantage!  That was exciting!  But it wasn’t over!  With two outs in the 6th, the tying run was at the plate and we managed to get a fly ball to center and secure our second championship in as many tournaments and the first of 2014!  These kids had a slow start to the tournament, but made it a point to be the last team standing!!  Ho’oikaika!  Hui Mustangs next stop in a few weeks is the Pop Eldridge Manoa Tournament which will be held in Manoa Valley on Oahu!  Good luck Mustangs, represent and make us proud!!!!!  Hui ‘Aumākua !