BY RANDY McROBERTS, email@example.com
10:17 PM EDT, August 14, 2012
The key American pool game of the Cal Ripken World Series between New England champion Newtown, Conn., and Maryland state champion Upper Montgomery County was halted in the top of the second inning Tuesday night by heavy thunderstorms.
Upper Montgomery was holding a 1-0 lead, scoring in the bottom of the first.
The game will be resumed Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Cal Sr.'s Yard.
Hawaii beats Washington
In a must win game for both Mililani, Hawaii, and Longview, Wash., the boys from the islands scored in every inning and walked away with a 12-2, five-inning win.
Seven of Hawaii's 12 runs were on base by walk and one hit batter.
Mililani (2-1) scored single runs in each of the first two innings, only to see Longview (1-2) push across its two runs in the bottom of the second.
Hawaii added a pair of runs in the third and then pulled away a bit further on one big swing by Matt Inaba. Two walks set the table and Inaba delivered with a high, long three-run home run over the right field wall of Cal Sr.'s Yard. Hawaii led, 7-2.
Mililani then pushed across five more runs in the fifth for the 10-run lead.
Kyson Donahue and Michael Yamamoto each hit two-run singles in the inning.
Brett Coons, also known as Tubby, started Longview's two-run scoring drive. Coons led off with a single, his fourth straight hit going back to Monday's game. Zach Brown followed with a triple to deep right-center field, scoring Coons. Brown scored a batter later on Kaden Vanderwerf's RBI groundout.
Ryne Oshiro earned the win, going four innings. Oshiro allowed two hits and two runs, striking out four, consecutively.
Brown, the starting and one of five Longview pitchers, took the loss.